The Stagecoach Tavern is one of the most out-of-the-way restaurants in Massachusetts, but a visit is definitely worth your time. This country-style pub is located on a rural, scenic road between Sheffield and Great Barrington. Between the food, the history and the incredible atmosphere, this tavern would make the perfect last stop on a cross-state road trip.
Nestled at the foot of Mount Washington, the Stagecoach Tavern has been a gathering place for friends, travelers and families for nearly 200 years. It opened in 1823 and has been a community landmark for generations. With its wide-plank floors, hand-carved wooden beams and low ceilings, the building truly feels like a colonial way-stop.
This place is so incredibly cozy. The lighting is dim and warm, the furnishings are old-fashioned but comfortable, and the ambiance is unmatched. Candles, fresh wildflowers and polished wooden tables set the stage for an incredible meal.
The tavern is perfectly romantic in all seasons. Cuddle up by the roaring hearth during the crisp fall and winter evenings, or enjoy a cool drink and a view of the stars in their courtyard during the summer.
A quick glance at their menu will definitely get your appetite up and running. The tavern specializes in traditional New England comfort food with a refined twist. Try the herb-roasted chicken, served with pan jus, garlic mashed potatoes, and haricots vert.
The butternut squash soup is the perfect liquid comfort.
My personal favorite? The beer-battered fish and chips with malt aioli sauce.
Of course, you can't ever go wrong with a perfectly cooked, juicy burger on a hot, buttered bun.
It may be a bit isolated, but the Stagecoach Tavern is more than worthy of a trek across the state. You'll be treated to old-fashioned New England cuisine and hospitality that may inspire you to make this restaurant a repeat destination.