We stopped into the Griswold Inn late in the afternoon on a Saturday to have a drink and relax after touring all day. We had intended to have lunch but spent more time doing the Essex River loop than anticipated. I can't therefore really speak to the food, but, the pub was wonderful. We enjoyed two pints of ale and popcorn in this atmospheric space and lingered for an hour. On weekends there is a terrific piano player from 3-7 who plays a great repertoire of jazzy popular songs. It looks like there is music every night of the week in the pub of one style or another.
The wine bar and the menu of small plates looked excellent, more sophisticated and contemporary in style but also welcoming. Overall, the Griswold Inn certainly left us with a desire to return. Soon.
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