Old Tavern Restaurant

Old Tavern Restaurant

Let our chefs transport you to the farm with this Vermont farm-to-table restaurant experience. At our Old Tavern Restaurant, you’ll enjoy local, seasonal fare that’s as unique as it is delicious.

Welcome to the Old Tavern Restaurant

From time to time, our dining room may be closed due to private functions. We recommend calling ahead or visiting our events calendar or our Facebook page for the most updated information.

Located in the main inn, the Old Tavern Restaurant puts the taste of Vermont right at your fingertips. Chef Cal Hingston and his team proudly offer you the freshest local ingredients prepared in small batches to ensure the highest quality. As a farm-to-table restaurant, all of our ingredients are sourced from local and sustainable purveyors throughout New England.

Reservations are required.  To reserve your seat in our Old Tavern Restaurant, call 802-843-2248.

Fall Hours

Starting September 25th:

Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays: 5-8 p.m. (reservations required: 802-843-2248)
Fridays & Saturdays: 6-9 p.m. (except when closed for private functions listed on our Events page)

Holiday Hours

The Old Tavern will serve Christmas Eve dinner from 4 – 7 p.m. with our delicious menu, plus holiday specials. Reservations required.

Christmas Dinner will be served in the Old Tavern dining room from 3 – 5 p.m. (stay tuned for delicious details).

Old Tavern Restaurant

Fall Dinner Menu


Soup Du Jour

Chef’s Daily Creation $5/$8

Butternut & Apple Bisque

With Toasted Pecans $5/$8

VT Cheese Board

Selection of Three VT Cheeses, Castleton Crackers, Crostinis, Apricot Chutney & Dried Figs $16

Duck Confit

Confit Duck Leg with Little Potatoes and Apple Chutney $15

Lobster Cake

Herbed Lobster Cake, with Mache, Sweet Potato Saffron Crema, Toasted Almonds $16


Green Salad

Garden Greens, Pickled Beets, Radish and Figs with a Preserved lemon and Honey Vinaigrette $11

Arugula Salad

Baby Arugula, Smoked Walnuts, Kumquats and Toasted Sesame Seeds, with a Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette $13


Duck Breast L’ Orange

Orange Glazed Duck, Beet Braised Cranberries, Purple Potato, Figs and Romanesco Cauliflower $28

Scallops & Bacon

Diver Scallops with House Cured Bacon, Wild Mushrooms, Garlic and Herbs, over Truffle Pasta $27

Rack of Lamb

Mustard Brined Lamb, Rosemary Cashew Pear Sauce, Roasted Parsnips and Braised Red Cabbage $30

Butternut Squash

Brined and Smoked Butternut Squash, Roasted Apple, Greens, Quinoa, Yogurt Herb Sauce $24

Coho Salmon

Seared Coho Salmon with Roasted and Pureed Pumpkin, Brussel Sprout Leaves, Scallions and Parsley Sauce $27

Pork Chop & Apple Sauce

Sage Brined Pork, Roasted Apple Sauce, Confit Shiitakes, Gorgonzola Risotto $26

Filet Mignon

Roasted Little Potatoes, Baby Chioggia Beets, Blistered Grapes and Rosemary Jus $32

Locally sourced and only the freshest ingredients used in the creation of this menu.
Thank you for dining with us. Enjoy!

Chef Du Cuisine, Nick Tessier

Executive Chef, Cal Hingston

Please note, the menu is always subject to change.

Wines by the Glass

$8 / glass

William Hill, Chardonnay, CA
Benziger, Sauvignon Blanc, CA
Principato, Pinot Grigio, Italy
Beringer, White Zinfandel, CA, $6
Louis M. Martini, Cabernet, CA
Bridgeview, Pinot Noir, Oregon
Cigar Box, Malbec, Argentina
Red Rock, Merlot, CA
7 Deadly Zins, Zinfandel, CA

$10 / glass

Merriam Vineyards, Sned Red, CA
Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, Italy
Josh Cellars Chardonnay, CA

$12 / glass

Waterbrook, Reserve Cabernet, Washington
Cambria, Benchbreak Vineyard Chardonnay, CA
Kim Crawford, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough

White Wines by the Bottle


France, Veuve Cliquot, La Grande Dame, $165
France, Veuve Cliquot, Yellow Label Brut, $75
France, Veuve Cliquot, Yellow Label Brut ½ bottle, $38
France, Taittanger, Brut La Francaise, $95

Sparkling Wines

USA, Mumm, Cuvee M, $46
USA, Domain Carneros, Brut, $54
Italy, Lunetta, Prosecco, $31

Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand, Brancott, $28
France, Quintessence, Pouilly-Fume, $40
New Zealand, Kim Crawford, $42

Other Whites

Italy, Bottega Vinaia, Pinot Grigio, $37
USA, Robert Mondavi, Riesling, $24
USA, Caymus, Conundrum, $43


USA, Cakebread, Napa, $65
USA, Pine Ridge, “Dijon Clones,” $60
France, Pascal Bouchard, Petit Chablis, $29
USA, Cambria, Benchbreak, $44
USA, Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma, $28
France, Louis Jadot, Pouilly Fuisse, $46
France, Domaine Roland Lavantureux Chablis, $55

Red Wines by the Bottle


USA, Whitehall Lane, $45
Italy, Tommasi Le Prunee, $31

Cabernet Sauvignon

USA, Chateau Montelena, Napa Valley, $85
USA, Joseph Phelps, Napa, $105
USA, Sequoia Grove, Napa, $75
USA, Steltzner, Stags Leap District, $95
USA, Ghost Pines, Napa, Sonoma Valley, $41
USA, Sagelands, Washington, $34
USA, Beringer, Knights Valley, $115

Pinot Noir

USA, J Vineyards, Russian River, $65
USA, Domaine Carneros, Napa, $49
USA, La Crema, Sonoma, $44
USA, Bridlewood, $28

Red Blends

USA, Robert Foley “Claret,” Napa, $125
France, Chateau Trignon, Gigondas, Rhone Valley, $58
USA, Michael David Petite Petit, $32
USA, Waterbrook, Melange Washington, $29
USA, Rhiannon, California, $29

Other Reds

Italy, Marchesi di Barolo, Barolo DOCG, $90
Italy, Bertani, Catullo Rosso del Veneto, $44
Argentina, Battle Axe, Malbec, $41
USA, St. Francis “Old Vines”, Sonoma, $35
Italy, Michele Chiarlo, Barbera D’Asti DOC, $29
Spain, Campo Viejo, Rioja Reserva, $28

Our wine list (and its subsequent pricing) is subject to availability. Updated 10/2017.

Specialty Cocktails

Peach Red Wine Sangria $10


Vermont Elder Gimlet $12
Vermont Barr Hill Honey Infused Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liquor, and Fresh Lime


Vermont Mule $10
Vermont Silo Vodka, Fresh Lime Juice and Goslings Ginger Bear


Banana Slide $10
Caramel Vodka, Banana Liqueur and Baileys finished with chocolate syrup


Tavern Old Fashion $10
Jim Beam Bourban, Cointreau, Muddled Orange and Cherry


Vermont Maple Rye Hot Totty
Sapling Maple Rye, Lemon, Cloves and a Cinnamon Stick


Seasonal Margarita $11
Milagro Silver Tequila, Triple Sec, Fresh Lime and Apple Cider with a Cinnamon Sugar Rim


Vermont Almond Almond Crush $10
Distilled Vermont Harpoon UFO Belgium White Beer, DiSarrono and Fresh Orange


Tuttle Spritzer $10
Muddled Cucumber, Silo Cucumber Vodka, Tart Cherry Syrup, Lime and Club Soda


Juniper Rose $11
Bombay Sapphire Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liquor, House Made Rosemary Infusion, Fresh Lime and Grapefruit Juice


Pear Apple Martini $10
Absolut Pear and Sour Apple Liqueur


Ginger Cosmo $11
Canton Ginger Liquor, Stoli Oranj, Fresh Lime Juice and a Splash of Cranberry


So Fresh $5
House Made Ginger-Lime Cordial and Club Soda


So Clean $4
Muddled Lemon, Lime, Orange with Angostura Bitters and Club Soda


So Pure $5
Grapefruit, House Made Rosemary Infusion, Lime and Club Soda


Draught Beer

1801 Ale, Vermont, $6

Fiddlehead IPA, Vermont, $6

Switchback Ale, Vermont, $5

Harpoon Boston Irish Stout, VT, $6

Harpoon UFO White, Vermont, $5

Northshire Brewery, Equinox Pilsner, $5

Bud Light, $4

Seasonal (ask your server), $6


Bottled Beer

Heineken, Netherlands, $5

Amstel, Netherlands, $5

Corona, Mexico, $5

Long Trail, Vermont, $5

Harpoon IPA, Vermont, $5

Clausthaler, Germany, $5

Bud Light, $4

Citizens Cider Unified Press, VT, (16 oz. can), $6

Dessert Menu

Flourless Chocolate Torte

With Fresh Raspberry Coulis and topped with Whipped Cream

Deconstructed Lemon Meringue

Toasted Meringue, Lemon Curd, Sugared Pie Crust, Lemon Crème Fraiche

VT Chevre Cheesecake

Brule Style with a Blackberry Brandy Sauce

Chocolate Mousse

Served in a Chocolate Tulip Cup with Whipped Cream and Strawberries

Fresh Baked Pie Du Jour

Ask Server for Pie Selection, Served with Whipped Cream

All Above Dessert Items $8

House Made Ice Creams & Sorbets

Ask Server for Daily Selection


Espresso    $3.50

Cappuccino   $5

Children’s Menu

Our menu is designed to please kids, but keeps an eye towards healthy eating.
For ages 12 and under. All children’s menu items are $8.

Grafton Cheddar Grilled Cheese

Served with our hand cut fries and steamed veggies.

Pasta with butter

Grafton Cheddar Mac & Cheese

Tavern Beef Burger

Served with lettuce, tomato, hand cut fries and house pickles.

Breaded Chicken Tenders

Served with our hand cut fries and steamed veggies.

If you have any food allergies, aversions or follow a special diet, please contact Chef Cal at 802-843-2248 or via email to discuss your needs prior to your arrival.

The Old Tavern Proudly Serves Products From These Local Farms/Retailers:

Plummers Sugarhouse / Vermont Smoke and Cure / North Country Smokehouse / Grafton Village Cheese Company/ Maplebrook Farm / Vermont Butter & Cheese Creamery / Black River Produce / Blake Hill Preserves / Firebelly Farm / Marsuton Farm / Mocha Joe’s Roasting Co. / Coger’s Sugar House Gardens / Winterview Farm / Grafton Bakery / Orchard Hill Breadworks / Sugar Bob’s Maple Syrup / Cavendish Game Birds / Wood’s Cider Mill / Smokeshire Hilltop Farm / Wright Orchard Sugarhouse / River Valley Tech

We would like to extend a special thanks to the local farms, artisans, and vendors that we proudly support. The community connection is very important to us.