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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in April for a one night ski stopover. Wonderful new owners who have kept the old staff, especially the cook! Would recommend this as a very friendly place with a terrific small pub. The bar is to die for. Impossible to describe-- you have to check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to rest on our journey through to New Brunswick. We love taking the scenic route through the states from Ontario and this place was the perfect distance to end our day. What luck to find they had a room for us - and the coziest of English pubs downstairs for dinner! Perfect for weary travelers! Great... More 

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Lewiston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Many choices for good meals in Bethel with various ethnic courses. The Jolly offered a nice taste of the British Isles in a comfortable setting with friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. I chose the cottage pie and it came piping hot. It could have improved with additional basic spices. My wife had the chicken pastry and she loved this different version... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ten years ago, this place was a well tended replica of an English Inn and Pub. Now it is a bit tired. Room cleanliness, decor and attention to maintenance average. Staff very helpful. Food average for the price.

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Marion, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful pub for English and Indian recipes. Friendly barroom, always a conversation. Great beer selection. Rooms upstairs are old New England lovely. Fred and Cindy are terrific hosts! (Favorites are Dogfish Head when it's on tap, Clown Shoes, Guinness Export, and Delirium Tremens bottles, or whatever ale is in the nitro tank. Love the Indian lamb dishes, bangers and mashed,... More 

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Rockland, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful experience at the Inn. Rooms are updated, clean, nicely furnished and quiet. The Pub downstairs served excellent food with a great beer selection. The host was friendly and extremely helpful.

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Chicago,IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

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
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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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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A cozy country inn with a British pub and restaurant in the heart of New England. We are five miles from Sunday River Ski Resort and one mile from pretty Bethel village. Our full menu features curries, Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, Shepherd's Pie and a whole lot more. Great beers and cask-conditioned ale on tap, wines and cocktails. All rooms have private baths, TV/DVD and wireless internet. Come for a pint or dinner - stay the night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Jolly Drayman at The Briar Lea Inn

Address: 150 Mayville Rd, P.O. Box 250, Bethel, ME 04217-4442
Location: United States > Maine > Bethel
Price Range: $108 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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