HOME > Chowhound > Greater Boston Area >

Help us find a Cozy Tavern!

Snuggy68 Nov 6, 2011 07:53 AM

We're on a mission to find a cozy tavern with good food. Ideally it would be within reasonable driving distance of Boston, have a fireplace, and New England charm. We love the GW Tavern in Washington, CT (http://www.gwtavern.com/), and haven't been able to find anything like it in Mass. or NH. We would appreciate any suggestions - thanks!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. h
    hoolese RE: Snuggy68 Nov 6, 2011 09:41 AM

    Jame's Gate in JP is great, friendly, has a fireplace, and good food.

    James's Gates
    5 McBride St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

    4 Replies
    1. re: hoolese
      newhound RE: hoolese Nov 6, 2011 11:22 AM

      Hoolese is right-- James's Gate fits the bill. Also try the The Druid in Inman Square-- no fireplace, but great food and very warm and cozy. Duxbury may be too far, but the Winsor House may work for you. Decent food, very cozy, English-style feel, in a house that's a couple hundred years old.

      James's Gates
      5 McBride St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

      1. re: newhound
        hckybg RE: newhound Nov 6, 2011 11:46 AM

        The Druid was my pick as well--the Irish warmth makes up for lack of a fireplace, and the food is outstanding.

        1. re: hckybg
          hiddenboston RE: hckybg Nov 7, 2011 06:56 AM

          I also like The Druid and James's Gate. Another one to think about is Townsends in Hyde Park, which is a quiet, slightly more upscale Irish pub/restaurant with great food.

          1. re: hiddenboston
            hckybg RE: hiddenboston Nov 7, 2011 08:23 AM

            Tavern at the End of the World too. Great beer list, great fish and chips, great atmosphere, and nice folks.

    2. a
      awkwardpause RE: Snuggy68 Nov 6, 2011 11:40 AM

      Red House in Harvard Square has a fireplace, and while it probably is too fancy to be considered a tavern, the bar area where the fireplace is might just fit the bill.

      Red House Restaurant
      24 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143

      1. trufflehound RE: Snuggy68 Nov 7, 2011 03:36 AM

        Stones Public House in Ashland. Sunday night bles jam rocks.

        Stones Public House
        179 Main St Ste 1, Ashland, MA 01721

        Show Hidden Posts