publick-house.com

  • 277 Main Street (RT 131)
  • P.O.BOX 187
  • Sturbridge, MA, 01566
  • Phone: 508.347.3313 • 800.publick
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A Historic Setting

STURBRIDGE AND ITS HISTORY

The Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, where good food comes out of our Yankee ovens and warm hospitality greets every guest.

Ebenezer Crafts opened the Inn in 1771 as a gathering place for citizens of Sturbridge and weary travelers along the Boston Post Road. In 1923, the property was purchased as a boarding house for women and renamed The Elms. During the 1940's, then owner, Richard Paige, leased the property to the US Army as a post for soldiers en route for training. The Publick House, during this time, moved across the common to a large white house. Not one day has been missed in providing good hospitality in over 230 years.

Since 1771, Publick House Inn has been the lodging and dining hub for esteemed visitors, from George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and General Lafayette to present day travelers, such as actors Bill Murray, Susan St. James and John Travolta. Today, the old world spirit continues welcoming guests with open hearths and Yankee hospitality. The dining room features an indulging array of duck, lamb, lobster, and other specialty meat and seafood dishes, including a traditional Thanksgiving fare available all year long.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Join us for our upcoming Community Fundraising Dinner!

Mon., Jan.12th, Turkey Feast, benefiting St. Michael's Orthodox Church & Mary Queen of Rosary, No Reservations Needed!

Join us for our weekend Breakfast Buffet in the Tap Room!

Our Tap Room offers a delicious Breakfast Buffet on Saturdays & Sundays until 10:30am.

Christmas Day Buffet

Visit our 10' gingerbread house and join us for a special Christmas Day buffet with your family! Call today for reservations!

New Year's Day Breakfast Buffet

Bring in the New Year with your family by joining us for a delicious Breakfast Buffet from 8:00am to 10:30am!

Breakfast with Santa!

Bring the kids to breakfast and take their picture with Santa! Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 13th & 14th 8:30AM to10:30AM. Reservations required!