There are a lot of quaint restaurant inns in New England; but there's only one Public House. Located on the scenic, old Sturbridge, MA common, the Public House offers traditional New England inn meals, using traditional recipes and ingredients.
We were re-acquainted with the Public House at a group gathering and have re-visited it twice in the past 3 months. The food is simply outstanding (read filling and tasty), the service is exceptional, and the ambiance is rewarding and so complimentary to the menu.
A rambling building in the traditional New England roadside inn style, the PH is conveniently located near the junctions of the Mass Pike, Rte 84, and Rte 20...not far from Old Sturbridge Village. Upon arrival, you're greeted by the soft-spoken staff and seated in one of several original large rooms. The wait staff is superbly attentive, knowledgeable, and pleasant.
Each course is properly presented: salads are crisply cool, rolls (especially the cinnamon buns) are warm and served with semi-soft butter, entrees are ample and hot, and the desserts are traditional. But perhaps the hit of the evening is the downstairs pastry shop where you can take home any one (or several) home-baked desserts that are to die for!!!
Overall, a great evening of culinary pleasures.