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The Jolly Drayman at The Briar Lea Inn

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Dining (4)
Room & Suite (4)
Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
A cozy country inn with a British pub/restaurant in the heart of New England. We are five miles from Sunday River Ski Resort and one mile from Bethel village. Our menu features Fish 'n Chips, Bangers & Mash, Indian curry cuisine, wild-caught salmon, sauteed veggies, 1/2 lb. Angus burgers, hand-cut fries, amazing appetizers, pastas, pizza, great desserts, a full bar featuring Guinness, Carlsberg, Old Speckled Hen & a collection of beers, stouts, lagers, ales, wines & cocktails. All rooms have AC, central heat, private baths, HBO, EPIX, STARZ, popular sports channels, DVD & Free WIFI. Minifridges & microwaves offering complimentary Cup 'o Noodles & popcorn for snacking are available on each floor. Make new friends over dinner, relax with a hot toddy in front of the fireplace, get a great night's rest, enjoy breakfast & get back on the road. Now serving Sunday breakfast to the public. Guests leave feeling like family.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Popular mentions
This was a perfect place to stay after some trail hiking. It is a unique bed and breakfast kind of place with a fabulous English pub and a wonderful restaurant. You will be so glad you went here, as it is an unexpected surprise and delight.
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We wanted to find somewhere to eat on our last night in the local area and picked the Jolly Drayman. We were not disappointed. It is styled like an English pub and doesn’t disappoint. The service was slick and friendly and the food was plentiful and tasty. We had starters and
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My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Briar Lea Inn. Dani was an enthusiastic and caring host who made sure all our needs were met. The Jolly Drayman is an authentic English pub with great atmosphere and delicious food. We hope to return.
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We stayed 5 days at the Briar Lea Inn and really enjoyed our stay. The Inn has a comfortable, homey feel and the Jolly Drayman Pub completed a perfect experience. Dani made sure we had whatever we needed in our room, plus lots of information about what to do and see. Breakfast
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As others have said, Dani is the heart and soul of the inn and of the complimentary breakfast. The other staff are also attentive and accommodating. You feel welcome the moment you walk in. We stayed in king-bed Chumleigh, a lovely room fitted with the prototype room-dampening
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Comfortable sitting room
Chumleigh Room
Chumleigh Room
"3rd floor King offered comfortable bed and large room"
"Something for everyone- just ask, they'll help you choose."
"all rooms are as equally comfortable and equipped"
"Any of the rooms were good."
"Quieter rooms, pub downstairs for food open 5-8 pm only no loud people."
$109 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMaineBethel
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