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GW Tavern

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20 Bee Brook Rd, PO Box 397, Washington Depot, CT 06794
860-868-6633
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good but expensive

I love the place and the employees. Good good but slightly higher in price than neighboring places this has been an old stsnby for years

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
psd123
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New Preston, CT
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We happened up the GW while en route to visit some friends. the creek side setting and relaxed but tidy atmosphere was refreshing. the food was simple but well prepared and the wait staff was accommodating. drop by if you are in the area.

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Twin Lakes, WI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A warm inn in the Connecticut countryside....great menu, impeccable service, well prepared food and a great place to share some easy conversation, away from the outside world. Love the place!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visit this place about once per year for the past ten years, at least. Enjoy the bar and conversations with some of the interesting patrons, but food is just average, and priced accordingly.

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New Haven, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cozy country pub environment with roaring fire...they just changed their menu a bit...the fettucine with Mahi Mahi and pesto was phenomenal. Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert is always amazing. Consistently good food and service.

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New Preston, CT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I love the place and the employees. Good good but slightly higher in price than neighboring places this has been an old stsnby for years

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Manchester, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I never even knew that this excellent restaurant existed until I read the most recent January e-newsletter from the CT Office of Tourism. One of the lists provided in the newsletter was for "Fireside Dining in Connecticut" and the very first place listed was the GW Tavern. I suggested to my boyfriend that we make a trip to Washington Depot... More 

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Woodbury
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Since my last review of GW Tavern, which was titled So Disappointing, we decided to give it another try. We were approached by John, the owner, at out table. He apologized for the poor experience we had had previously. Apology accepted. Excuses weren't what John was offering, just a better experience. It was definitely and we have been back again.... More 

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Hartford, CT
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Sitting by the fire with George Washington gazing from his portrait on a sunny winter's afternoon- a perfect way to spend a luncheon hour in the truly unspoilt village of Washington Depot. The tavern has ample parking and is located only a few minutes by foot from the village center. It has successfully preserved an 18th century décor and way... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I cannot tell you how many times we have been to the GW. But last night's experience might be the straw that broke the camels back. We had a 7 PM reservation, and the place's back area with a small private party going on was not available, despite many vacant tables. We waited at the bar for 45 minutes. We... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had friendly, good service and enjoyed good, wholesome food in a relaxed atmosphere. The apple pie was delicious!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Bee Brook Rd, PO Box 397, Washington Depot, CT 06794
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Washington Depot
  • Phone Number: 860-868-6633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?