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Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge

100 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We stayed one night, on our way to visit family for Christmas. We had a very private experience, as we were the only guests! Beautifully decorated for Christmas. The restaurant/bar was closed, but we had a lovely breakfast. We enjoyed touring the Florence Griswald house and museum next store (highly recommend!). We'd love to return someday to sit at the... More 

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Thank JerseyShoreGma
BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear JerseyShoreGma, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you had a lovely Christmas and we enjoyed having you as our guests. Our Restaurant is unfortunately closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but we would love to have you during the week to enjoy our delicious drinks and menu. Happy New Year!! Warm... More 

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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

The inn itself is adorable, very clean, and elegant. The food was quite good and there was a lot of attention to detail. When we checked in they were chocolates and chilled champagne and while we were out, they snuck into our room and left cookies by our bedside table. On weeknights they have happy hour where beer was three... More 

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Thank Fairfield-ARF
BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Fairfield-ARF, Thank you for your kind review. We try our best to assure that our guests have an enjoyable stay with us. So glad to hear that you were able to enjoy the charm of Old Lyme, the museum is definitely a great place to get lost in and learn about the history of our town. We always have... More 

Redlands, California
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91 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We were spending the weekend at one of the most gracious Inns we have ever experienced...this on the Connecticut coast, and a blustery October day took us up to Old Lyme and the Florence Griswold Museum. As we pulled into the parking lot my wife inquired "didn't we stay there once..." pointing to the lovely inn next door...the Bee and... More 

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1 Thank BenDillow
BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear BenDillow, We are thrilled to hear that you both had a great stay with us. The Florence Griswold Museum it amazing this time of the year, and with the colors changing in the trees it makes for a wonderful scenic back drop. We always want our guests to make memories with us here at the Bee, and make it... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Such a beautiful place... exquisite scenery in nature, very peaceful and quiet. The personnel was exceptionally welcoming, friendly, helpful and provided excellent service. Breakfast and dinner outstanding. Highest recommendations!

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1 Thank Elsa147
BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Elsa147, Thank you for your kind review. We loved having you stay with us and we hope that you had an amazing time. We felt like you were part of our little family, and we miss you. You are always welcome to return, hope that you are enjoying your travels. Warm Regards, Christina Yuschalk Assistant Innkeeper More 

Essex, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

As a Mother-of-the-Bride (second time around), I want to congratulate the Inn on a perfect experience on September 19. From the first greeting to our departure, it couldn't have gone better. The hors d'oeuvres in the English Garden were lovely and the pace of the servers was just right. The dining room was an inspired choice; the main long narrow... More 

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BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear BuffaloCottage, Thank you for your kind review. Sarah and Brian's wedding went perfectly. We try our best to accommodate all of our guests and we are happy to hear that we were able to. It was such a beautiful day and our grounds are always available for another event or just a visit. We hope they have a Happily... More 

Wayne
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20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This is the second time that my husband and I stayed here, and it was just as fantastic as we remembered it. Wonderful, friendly staff. Tosh is fantastic!!! I remember her from years ago, and she is still such a sweetheart. Our bartender Jack was a pleasure, and Kyle our server in the restaurant was such a nice young gentleman... More 

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1 Thank MFJersey
BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear MFJersey, We are thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic stay with us. Our staff plays a huge roll here at the Bee and we are happy to hear that they were able to assist you and make you feel at home. We do hope to see you again, we have many packages available during the Fall and... More 

Durham, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The first time I visited the Bee was 4 years before I got married. As soon as I saw it, I immediately knew it was THE place I wanted to experience the most special day of my life. The house is a beautiful, old 1700's establishment and rests on a stunning piece of property just along the banks of the... More 

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1 Thank Laura M
BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Laura M, Thank you for your kind review. Your wedding was perfect and everyone looked beyond beautiful. Linnea, Tosh and I are so happy to know that you and your amazing hubby had a magnificent time with us. Our staff also thanks you for choosing us to celebrate your day here at the Bee. We try our best to... More 

Andover MA
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39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is an impressive old building furnished mostly with antique and antique reproductions. It is on lovely grounds, with a scenic river behind and many old large trees. It is right next door to the Florence Griswold Museum. Everything was clean and very nice, but felt just a bit tired. However, they did not charge at the luxury level so... More 

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1 Thank HappyCoupleAndoverMA
BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear HappyCoupleAndoverMA, Thank you for your feedback regarding your past stay with us. With the Bee built in 1756 and we try our best to preserve the vintage feel in this modern society. We want our guests to feel relaxed and "logged off" from the world, to take a break and enjoy the simple things that surround us. With that... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I had a lovely stay at the Bee & Thistle Inn. I only wish we'd had more time to take advantage of the beautiful grounds! The building is well-kept and sits on stunning grounds overlooking the Connecticut River. The trees that dot the property are magnificent and I loved that they had a few chairs set up... More 

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1 Thank JenInParkSlope
BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear JenInParkSlope, Thank you for your kind words. You are always welcome to relax in our chairs or even our swing whenever you are in the area. We had a pleasure of meeting you both and we hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Christina Yuschalk Assistant Innkeeper More 

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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This was the second year that our family reunion was held at the Bee and Thistle. We had 28 people for dinner on Saturday night. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails were served in the beautiful outdoor garden. It was a lovely setting and the hor d'oeuvres were delicious and plentiful. My compliments go to the chef for the next three courses.... More 

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Thank Jspies12
BeeandThistle, Assistant Innkeeper at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear JSpies12, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that your family had an amazing time with us this past weekend, we enjoyed seeing everyone again. Tosh is a very important member of our team and makes it her priority to make sure everyone feels welcome. We hope to see everyone soon! Best Regards, Christina Yuschalk... More 

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