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Nov 6, 2011 08:00 AM

Looking for a Cozy Tavern

We're on a mission to try to find a cozy tavern - the kind of place that has New England charm, a fireplace, a nice bar/pub, good food, etc. We love the GW Tavern in Washington, CT (, but haven't been able to find anything like it elsewhere in New England. We travel from Boston to northern New England pretty regularly, and would love to find a cozy pub/tavern/inn type of place for lunch or dinner. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thanks.

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  1. The Birch Ridge Inn at Killington, VT might be what you're looking for. Christmastime they put a gigantic tree in the A-frame part of the pub. There is a big stone fireplace and a small pub. Dinner is excellent. Carrot ginger soup!

    Birch Ridge Inn
    37 Butler Rd, Killington, VT 05751

    1. Bedford Village Inn in Bedford NH--check out the Tavern room The Mile Away in Milford NH has a gorgeous walk-in fireplace in the main room The food is good, not great but very reasonable Further north, The Corner House in Center Sandwich is well regarded in a lovely colonial town

      Mile Away Restaurant
      52 Federal Hill Rd, Milford, NH 03055

      Bedford Village Inn
      2 Olde Bedford Way, Bedford, NH 03110

      1. The "Whale's Tooth Pub" Lincolnville Beach, Maine just north of Camden on Rte One.
        An old brick house on the ocean, original walk-in size fireplace with a cheery wood fire.
        Small and can be busy (hey, it's good!) Has a nice little bar (would suggest a local brew Andrew's pale ale) with excellent kitchen fare. Just enough cozy tables either away or near the beverages.
        My favorite little place.