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YE OLDE TAVERN

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From the moment you arrive, it feels as if you have stepped backwards into 18th Century New England. Our colonial era Tavern catered to the Vermont Green Mountain Boys and the politically influential folk before, during, and after Vermont became a state. The Tavern was where the elite met to drink, eat and sleep. The atmosphere at Ye Olde Tavern is one of simple elegance as befitting statesmen and the gentry who often dined and socialized here. We look forward to welcoming you! Minna & Michael Brandt- Your Hosts
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting from New Jersey. This restaurant has a beautiful quaint feel and the atmosphere where we sat outside felt wonderful. The menu had great choices (I chose the vegan meatballs and my husband chose the shrimp), the small bottle of wine was perfect...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for spending an evening with us. We appreciate your compliments about our delicious cuisine, selection of 1/2 bottles of wine and historic atmosphere. It would be our pleasure to welcome you back. Cheers! Michael

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a longtime fave in Manchester, VT, and I reserved a table based on the yummy-looking menu online. The place has a great historic vibe on the inside; tables set up outdoors - in the parking lot and on a busy thorofare - not...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us and giving your valuable feedback. It is our goal to make each of our guest leave completely satisfied. The tavern seating adjacent to our parking lot was added during the pandemic to allow more guests to enjoy fresh-air, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined on a weeknight early in the evening. Let me first say that they handle the virus rules and execution very well and service was excellent - thanks Lindsay. Our cocktails were very well done and served in vintage glassware. The wine list is...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We respect and appreciate your feedback and as this guides us in seeking 100% guest satisfaction. I am thrilled you enjoyed our execution of meeting and exceeding Pandemic protocol, your cocktails, prices, Mac & Cheese and Lindsay's service. When it comes to the food, we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great spot for a relaxed/casual yet high end dining experience. The service is impeccable and the food is delicious. Ye Olde Tavern is just that "Ye Olde"! it's like going back in time when walking through the door. The menu has New...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are thrilled to read your fantastic review about our circa 1790 tavern. Our entire team is constantly striving to exceed our guest expectations and therefore take great pride in delivering a five-star experience. Thank you for dining with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed July 5, 2020

My wife and I were visiting Manchester once again . We love going there,and took a chance during this pandemic to relax and enjoy ourselves .Everyone in town were right on top of everything, to keep things safe for their customers and for themselves .We...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your evening at our historic tavern. Our entire teams goal is to be consistently great in everything we do, each and every night. We did not live up to your past experiences and for that...More

Reviewed July 3, 2020 via mobile

My husband and I dined at Ye Old Tavern on Monday. They were, as always, gracious and welcoming. The food was delicious and the service excellent. They abided by all the COVID rules and still managed to make it an enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: July 2020
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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2020

Welcome back!!! It is reassuring to know that even with Covid, we succeeded in delivering great food complimented by our tavern service. We look forward to welcoming you back again and again and again... Happy Independence Day! Michael

Reviewed June 28, 2020 via mobile

Perfect weather to eat outside in the new courtyard. Table was in a wonderful spot for distance and location Baked stuffed lobster was the highlight and THE BEST as was the rest of the meal! Our waiter Tom was wonderful and so polite and personable!...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2020

Lynn, We are thrilled you included us in your celebration. The courtyard dining is something that we should have added a long time ago. Unfortunately, it took a pandemic to do it. Your waiter, Tom, is part of an amazing a team that represents everything...More

Reviewed June 20, 2020

Minna and Michael are very welcoming, the service is always friendly, and the food is consistently excellent. We had the duck with a wonderful smoky rub and the shrimp scampi. Both came with fresh steamed/lightly sautéed fresh vegetables and wild rice. The bread is piping...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2020

Hippymaster (Great name), Thank you for your fantastic review and spending an evening at our historic tavern We pride ourselves on providing the utmost for our guests and creating a lasting and memorable dining experience. Our team and especially Tiffany will be thrilled to know...More

Reviewed June 14, 2020 via mobile

Emerging from behind my own stove for the last few months has been very exciting. I feel like a kid in a candy store waiting for the rebirth of dining out! Ye Olde Tavern was one place I was particularly looking forward to. My husband...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2020

We're just the opposite, we ARE thrilled to be back behind the stove. Once back, it was like seeing an old friend and it felt like we were never apart. Your fantastic review is humbling and reassuring that we have not missed a step. Who...More

Reviewed May 7, 2020

We were in Manchester to celebrate our son's 15th birthday. We had a fantastic dinner. My son had the duck, my husband had the prime rib and I had the filet. All of our meals were fantastic and the service was exceptional. We had the...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2020

Strange times has brought so many new challenges. I always like to personally respond to all reviews and embarrassed to say, I did not see yours. Anyway, thank you for celebrating your son's birthday at our historic Tavern and for posting such a fantastic review....More

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Judith H
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Reservation definitely advised ! Well worth the trip! As good as always!! Enjoy!
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Response from TheTavernCrier | Property representative |
Thank you for the inquiry about shipping our maple butter. Unfortunately we do not ship it, do the fact of the weight and that it would have to be next day air. If you are ever in the area and it is before opening time, we... More
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Amy E
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Response from TheTavernCrier | Property representative |
Thank you for the inquiry about the historic Ye Olde Tavern. Our Early Bird Menu is offered Sunday-Friday from 5:00-5:59pm (you just need to be in the building by this time). It is not available during peak periods, such... More
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