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Publick House Historic Inn

277 Main St, On the Common, Route 131, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1254
+1 508-347-3313
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“bread basket” (67 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (85 reviews)
“sticky buns” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
277 Main St, On the Common, Route 131, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1254
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopping in for a late lunch and was seated in the tavern in very comfortable wing-backed chairs. The service was good. Draft beers and sandwiches. The open faced turkey sandwich was huge - became two meals. The gravy not so good but fresh turkey. The...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$17 for a small piece of overcooked fish and limp barely-warm french fries. A lovely waitress, Julie, who gave us excellent service. A tasteless dessert for $7.50. We drove over an hour to meet friends and eat at the Publick House, and we were really...More

Thank KayGleason
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone to this restaurant for a\many special occasions, anniversaries, birthdays, because it is consistent. The food is always great, the service good, and never an issue. Well, no more. We were ignored by our waiter, and he is a long time employee, so...More

Thank Ms. Elizabeth C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch and was disappointed. The quaint atmosphere was nice but the food was not up to expectations. The acclaimed bread basket only came after it was requested. The squash bisque was bland and did not compare to what is available elsewhere at a...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the woman who seated us was quite abrupt, our server was great. I have fish sandwich with fries, absolutely delicious. Would like to explore the Inn a bit should we visit again.

Thank Carol711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Sunday's they offer a fabulous breakfast buffet. The typical omelets and egg courses but you can also enjoy period food such as Indian pudding. Good food at a good price...$16.95 plus tip.

1  Thank Sailorman65
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was outstanding, the service was great and we got a buy one get one free deal..The grounds are absolutely beautiful..Took several photos and we will be back..

Thank Tommy H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic meal, reasonable prices...our group tried different dishes...clam chowder was the real deal...crab and scallops fresh and delicious...chicken pot pie was huge and full of white chicken...but the cod sandwich was the star...our meal started with a basket of assorted breads...warm and melt in your...More

Thank Marci M
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We dined in the lower pub are and it was really nice. The food was very good and atmosphere was also good. Drinks and wine were good and service was also very good. We would definitely recommend it.

Thank Toby W
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

WOW this place is just beautiful!! The gardens, dining rooms..just lovely. The lady who greeted us was delightful. She sent us upstairs to the upper dining room and said it was a treat. We were totally enthralled with the place. I ordered a medium burger...More

1  Thank Sue B
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Peter G
23 August 2016|
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Response from Carol C | Reviewed this property |
No bathing suits or bare feet.
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10 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Main St, On the Common, Route 131, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1254
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sturbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 508-347-3313
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