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Publick House Historic Inn

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277 Main St, On the Common, Route 131, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1254
+1 508-347-3313
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I stayed there for the first time. We have been in the pub before for lunch and the food was amazing. Desserts were just wonderful. It's such a treat to spend time admiring the history. The hotel room was beautiful. Made to look old but with all the modern feel of a new hotel. We had the... More 

Thank Tracy F
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped on a Friday for dinner before working late with a co-worker/friend. We were seated quickly by a friend hostess. We were in the dining area on the lower level adjacent to the bakery. It was not overly busy on a Friday night and was not loud or obnoxious. The waitress arrived quickly, welcomed us and took our drink orders.... More 

Thank gharrigan
Wyalusing, Pennsylvania
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162 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic supper here while staying at a nearby inn during a major snowstorm. It was the only restaurant open, and was operating with minimal staff. But the atmosphere was cozy and friendly, and our meals were very good. My turkey dinner was extraordinary - real turkey (not deli) with homemade stuffing, squash, and mashed potatoes - all... More 

1 Thank Linda N
Litchfield, Connecticut
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you've never been to the Publick House it is quite an experience. The Tap Room has a huge open fireplace where they probably at one time actually cooked meals from there. Upon your arrival you receiver a bread basket with such lovely offerings as pecan caramel nut rolls, cornbread fresh rolls and soft butter. Menu offers some standards that... More 

1 Thank Chefnfly
Edmond, Oklahoma
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the park loin chop, a bit over cooked. Decent selection of beer on tap. Not a bad place. Expecting more of an English pub feel... a bit too clean and bright with Sinatra playing overhead

Thank DerOcho
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Inn was quaint and very historic. The fireplace was wonderful and gave the atmosphere a real New England feel. We went as a family birthday celebration for my sister and myself. We ate in the Main Dining Room. Upon being seated a server did deliver ice water to our glasses. That is where the service ended. Our waitress was... More 

1 Thank Christine A
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a wedding there and found staff and food as well as service outstanding. Appetizers were delicious!

Thank Hedi W
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I actually dined twice in my four day visit to the area. The weekend brunch had your usual breakfast fare with a few extra twists and delightful surprises. Indian pudding was a surprise and I still need to find the recipe. Reservations are recommended as they fill up for dinner. The menu was a mix of classic and unique new... More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on New Year's Eve. We couln'td get in the Historic Tap Room which seemed nicer but was booked and ended up at Ebenezer's Tavern. It proved to be a very nice place, warm and intimate, much more pleasant than the Tap Room which was noisy and really packed. Food is great, large portions, and service is both... More 

Thank fullguru
Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was fortunate enough to be the guest speaker at the Joshua Hyde Library's annual "Stewing Over Mysteries" held at the Inn's historic Tap Room. Just walking into the warmth from the enormous fireplace and the hum of the happy attendees enjoying what may well be the best beef stew my husband and I have ever had (outside of my... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Main St, On the Common, Route 131, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1254
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sturbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 508-347-3313

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?