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The Little Inn

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26 Main Street North, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0, Canada
519 565 2611
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Little Inn of Bayfield will be launching two new culinary...
The Little Inn of Bayfield will be launching two new culinary destinations, the Willow Room, and the Four In Hand Taproom. Both venues will feature bespoke menu concepts by renowned Chef Michael Potters, featuring locally sourced Huron County produce & proteins. Wine, spirits & cocktails are being realized by John Szabo, Master Sommelier.
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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
Better than I expected!

The Little Inn in Bayfield was our destination for lunch yesterday. First time for me, second or third for the lady. Quickly welcomed at the door and seated. Service was friendly and prompt. A glass of wine for each of us from their varied and well-priced offerings ($7-$10), then we dove into our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
GarryRobbins
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Goderich
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Our visit was shortly after the Inn reopened under new ownership, so one expects some blips that need to be sorted out. However, one does expect fairly intensive staff training to have gone on prior to opening - was not the case, from front of house right through to back of house - big mistake, perhaps reflecting new owner's lack... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Little Inn in Bayfield was our destination for lunch yesterday. First time for me, second or third for the lady. Quickly welcomed at the door and seated. Service was friendly and prompt. A glass of wine for each of us from their varied and well-priced offerings ($7-$10), then we dove into our mains. Charcuterie for me, and pickerel fish... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I mentioned our meals in my review of the Little Inn. We dined in the new Tap Room, and had a prepared-to-order breakfast in the Willow Room - the price of which is included in the room fee. Raspberry Point oysters from the East of Canada before dinner, tasting as if they has just come out of the ocean, as... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at The Little Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on the meals you had on your recent visit to the Inn. We are happy to hear that overall you had a positive experience and enjoyed dining with us. We have re-assessed our bagels and going forward you will not find the same issue. We hope to welcome you back soon! More 

Stratford, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Little Inn has just reopened and if tonight's experience was how things are going to be, we will not be back. Service was awkward and inexperienced, it took 45 minutes after seating to have our food order taken and 3 hours to dine on a 2 course meal. A lot of waiting. Food was warm and the first course... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at The Little Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent dining experience at the Inn, we appreciate all manner of feedback, and apologize that we fell short of your expectations. Having just re-opened a few weeks ago, we are striving to provide the best guest experience possible, and understand there may be a few tweaks that need to be... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The restaurant at the Little Inn in Bayfield has just been completely renovated. And it has only been open in its new incarnation for a few days. (It has a new name too -- The Willow Room) We stayed for three days and ate several meals -- 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners and a brunch in the restaurant. The new staff... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at The Little Inn, responded to this review

Dear Helen, thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your recent visit to the newly renovated Inn. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay, as we strive daily to improve our guest experience in all aspects, from our rooms right through to the dining product, and appreciate all manner of feedback. We hope to... More 

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256 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

we attended with a large group from work. An entire room was dedicated to us, with excellent service, good house wine and a well decorated table. We did not look at the wine list and proceeded to taste our choices of arctic char (on a mille feuille crust) , an excellent (but a bit small sized) pickerel, and a tasty... More 

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Joanne O, Owner at The Little Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to comment on your event held at the the Inn this past winter, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. We hope to welcome you back now that winter has finally left us! More 

Canada
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I had the wonderful pleasure of eating at the Little Inn in Bayfield. Inn keeping since 1832 this place has not missed anything in it's atmosphere or delivering of services. It was like walking back in time upon entering the front doors and the dining room was amazing. The food was well presented with healthy choices, from local producers. The... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We sat at the bar and each enjoyed a wonderful glass of wine which we believed was served by the owner/manager. He engaged us in just the right amount of conversation and ensured that we were comfortable and offered seating in soft chairs in front of the fireplace as well. Upon leaving we advised how much we had enjoyed the... More 

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Barrie, ON
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Our server, Keegan, was knowledgeable and helpful without being intrusive. We dined at the Inn for breakfast after staying the night before. Our meals were quick and good, but nothing overly remarkable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Excellent Victorian settings combined with well prepared and well presented healthy choice, based on local producers. Good for a date or a small company

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Additional Information about The Little Inn

Address: 26 Main Street North, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: 519 565 2611
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Huron County  >  Bluewater  >  Bayfield
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 52
Cuisine: French, Canadian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Main Street North, Bayfield, Bluewater, Ontario N0M 1G0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Huron County  >  Bluewater  >  Bayfield
  • Phone Number: 519 565 2611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 52
  • Cuisine: French, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

The Little Inn of Bayfield will be launching two new culinary destinations, the Willow Room, and the Four In Hand Taproom. Both venues will feature bespoke menu concepts by renowned Chef Michael Potters, featuring locally sourced Huron County produce & proteins. Wine, spirits & cocktails are being realized by John Szabo, Master Sommelier.
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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