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Bidwell Tavern Cafe

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1260 Main St, Coventry, CT 06238-3155
+1 860-742-6978
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible9%
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“wings” (138 reviews)
“coleslaw” (3 reviews)
“pot roast” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
1260 Main St, Coventry, CT 06238-3155
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coventry’s Bidwell Tavern, established in 1822, still has a 19th century ambiance: old photos and artifacts; a central wood-burning fireplace; a clubby atmosphere that’s darkish but not gloomy. It has, however, a good contemporary menu, featuring over 30 varieties of wings. We sampled several of...More

Thank RGinCT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Bidwell last week not knowing they have specials different days of week. Tuesday was breww & beef so had beer with meatloaf dinner which was great. Of course had to have wings which as usual were excellant with a sweet chili sauce.

Thank FrancesL650
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to Coventry. We decided to have lunch at this historic tavern. Service was good as it was busy. Timing of drinks, appetizers and main dishes was good. Bathrooms were clean. Staff were friendly. The menu states that the wings are their speciality....More

Thank Marie-Helene L
Reviewed August 5, 2018

hadn't been here for years but what a great spot to stop for a brew & wings! this 1822 tavern is a lot bigger inside than it looks and boasts tons of New England charm with exposed brick, beams and wood floors. outside there is...More

Thank KrisInCT
Reviewed July 31, 2018

The charm of this facility is amazing. The brick walls, the wide plank floors and oak tables offer an old tavern atmosphere. The food is ok - mediocre at best. It's too bad that they can't step up the food to meet this great location.

Thank Tom F
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Solid establishment. This place has been going for decades. It has kept things up and going for a long time. Lots of taps, award winning wings, solid consistent pub fair. Top notch service. Lots of history. Was a bank vault and trolly stop. Located within...More

Thank Russell M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Menu is small. This is a change. We figured small menu = higher quality food. NOT SO MUCH. Horrible food. Prime rib was bad. Pot Roast could not be eaten. Meat was like frozen meat that was thawed. Mashed potatoes were like instant mashed and...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed June 26, 2018

Amazing wings and the selection of coating was extensive Possibly too extensive it was hard to make up our minds The wings were cooked perfectly The service was fast and friendly and the place was packed Will be going back again

Thank Dennis C
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Not my favorite place! I would think that would of said it all. Service was fair, food was fair. The best thing about this place is the outdoor patio. Just have drinks and appetizers.

Thank jcbwrb
Reviewed April 30, 2018

I have been going to Bidwell Tavern off and on for 20+ years and all for the same reason: Beer and wings. They have a good craft beer selection and the wings are very good - about 20 different flavors. At one point, years ago,...More

Thank benton2569
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1260 Main St, Coventry, CT 06238-3155
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Coventry
  • Phone Number: +1 860-742-6978
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