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The Jolly Drayman at The Briar Lea Inn

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150 Mayville Road, P.O. Box 250, Bethel, ME 04217
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The Jolly Drayman at The Briar Lea Inn
Ranked #11 of 16 Bethel B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago,IL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night in the Tavistock room. While it was a comfortable temperature when we arrived (the door to the hall having been open), it was hot and stuffy when we came back that evening. There doesn't appear to be any air vents in the room. The bed was comfortable. It's not real clean in a dusty sort of... More

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Western MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Husband & I enjoyed a few drinks in the pub, followed by a great meal in the dining room. The bartender/owner was a great host, friendly but not intrusive and he poured a good drink. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. He had the mixed grill of lamb, chicken & sausage with a fresh vegetable medley and potato. Portion was... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband and I spent a night here before heading to Sunday River to ski. We had a great time! The pub downstairs was intimate and and full of lively people. We sat on a cozy leather couch next to a warm fire, sipped cocktails and shared a desert. The food and drinks were excellent and the inn keepers were... More

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Saint John, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We have come to the Briar Lea Inn for 5 years now as we discover the Bethel area in the summer. We wanted to explore the Bethel/Newry area in warmer weather after taking annual ski trips to Sunday River. We love the inn and the Jolly Drayman Pub. We are welcomed as friends and Fred and Cindy have treated us... More

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ontario, canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed only one night at the Briar Inn. Wasn't busy at all while we were there. The pub is small with a bit of an outdoor patio. Although the sign says its a B & B it isn't. We stayed in the Tavistock room. Coffee available in your room, but pub is not open for breakfast, at least not... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012 via mobile

This was the second time we've stayed at the Briar Lea Inn. We started coming to the fabulous restaurant, the Jolly Drayman, years ago when we skied at Sunday River. My husband is from Cambridge, England, and loved it. This weekend just my daughter and I came. It's been wonderful. Very cozy room, quiet (and we're on the 2nd floor,not... More

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Berthoud, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

I spent a beautiful Fall weekend at the Inn. The room was very comfortable and cozy. The location was great for getting out and seeing the Fall Colors as well as several of the local attractions. After a full day of sight seeing the Pub and Restaurant is a great place for a meal and a drink. The shepherd's pie... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Briar Lee Inn during October 2011. The room was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and the perfect setting for a visit to New England during the fall. The owners were delightful and made an effort to make sure we felt right at home. The food in the restaurant was delicious and overall we... More

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Orange County, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

My husband and I spent two nights at this inn to start our New England "leaf-peeping" trip earlier this month. Even though the antique furnishings are not quite as comfortable as some of our other stays, this was still one of our favorite places to stay in New England, and one of the most cozy and tasty restaurants. We enjoy... More

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North Pole, Alaska
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

My husband and I spent one night here while passing through Maine on a leaf-peeping trip to New England. The room was clean, comfortable, and well-appointed, although very dark. The lighting, in keeping with the overall atmosphere of the inn, was quite dim which worked well for ambiance, but made reading tour books and maps a bit difficult. We stayed... More

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Additional Information about The Jolly Drayman at The Briar Lea Inn

Address: 150 Mayville Road, P.O. Box 250, Bethel, ME 04217
Location: United States > Maine > Bethel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Jolly Drayman At The Briar Lea Inn Bethel, Maine

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