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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

What a perfect venue for a small Bridal Shower. Beautiful setting with charm. Service was professional and attentive. The dining area was so inviting and the food was outstanding. It was an amazing day for a wonderful family member who is getting married. Everyone had a lovely afternoon!!!

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Old Lyme, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The service is impeccable and friendly. The decor is Old World and comfortable and the gardens are outstanding. Each time I have been the menu is different which some may appreciate but I don't. They seem to still be figuring out who they are. That being said I highly recommend this place and will continue to frequent it.

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new york city
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This was a very nice place to stay for one night as a base to explore some of the local towns. My biggest complaint was that the woman behind the desk who checked us in was not very helpful or warm at all. I would expect more anywhere, but certainly at a small inn. I was also very disappointed in...

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Lac-Superieur, Canada
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stayed overnight at this lovely inn . Very New England, very comfortable, The staff were so welcoming. Dinner and breakfast were excellent. I never expected the food to be so good. Try the 3 chocolate bread pudding. We has a three course dinner with a bottle of wine for $75/couple. I will look forward to returning. ( PS no...

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BeeandThistle, Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear joylindsay, Thank you for your great review. We work hard to please our guests and we are so glad to have exceeded your expectations. We continue to offer the "$75 dinner for two" special every Thursday, and on Wednesdays and Sundays we have live music as well. We look forward to your next visit ..... may I suggest you...

Framingham, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Delightful 1 night stay at this charming, comfortable Inn. Welcoming staff, room upgrade (thank you), happy hour, fabulous dinner food, nice breakfast and a tote bag with water and fruit on departure! Would definitely recommend.

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BeeandThistle, Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear arfur64, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Thank you for the recommendation.

Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I’m addressing the Bee & Thistle as a place to eat and drink. The atmosphere of the Inn is fabulous; cozy and friendly with a superb staff and lots of comfy places to sit for a while. The bartender, Jack, is a true professional, a surprising master of the craft for one so young. My wife and I always enjoy...

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BeeandThistle, General Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear BartenderMichael, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. What you expressed about the 'Bee' being comfortable and relaxed is exactly what we strive for. We want our guests to feel like they are at home and can leave their everyday stress at the door. We have to agree that we're very lucky to have Jack as...

Woodmere, New York
Reviewed 5 April 2016

this is such a lovely, historic inn. Staff members are the nicest people and the décor and ambiance of the inn and it's property are beautiful. The buffet breakfast was very nice and the dinner in their restaurant was outstanding. Art abounds with a museum and gallery within walking distance but also within the inn. There are no TV's, which...

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BeeandThistle, Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Hi Peggyvb, thank you for your nice review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Bee and we hope to see you back soon!

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Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Came with a friend. We only entrées and a drink. Service excellent. Very friendly waiters..... The hostess was chatting in the office when we arrived and had to be called to greet and seat us. Atmosphere..... A bit stuffy to be honest. Drinks were nice. The food was amazing.... Very tasty and well prepared. The only thing that let mine...

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BeeandThistle, General Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear CTBrit, Thank you for telling us about your visit. We strive for warm, gracious yet unobtrusive service which I'm glad you experienced. We have found a different way to warm our dinner plates so next time you visit hopefully that won't be an issue. Hope to see you soon! Best Regards, Tosh Perkins

Stonington, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Charming old Inn with delicious contemporary cuisine. Perfect for a special occasion. Service is friendly and not too formal. I loved the lamb. My wife loved the salmon. We will definitely return to this lovely Inn and restaurant.

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BeeandThistle, General Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear Dapper1, Thank you so much for taking the time to tell us about your last dining experience. We'll look forward to your next visit! Best Regards, Tosh Perkins

Asbury Park, New Jersey
Reviewed 28 December 2015

We stayed one night, on our way to visit family for Christmas. We had a very private experience, as we were the only guests! Beautifully decorated for Christmas. The restaurant/bar was closed, but we had a lovely breakfast. We enjoyed touring the Florence Griswald house and museum next store (highly recommend!). We'd love to return someday to sit at the...

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BeeandThistle, Front Office Manager at Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge, responded to this review

Dear JerseyShoreGma, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope that you had a lovely Christmas and we enjoyed having you as our guests. Our Restaurant is unfortunately closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but we would love to have you during the week to enjoy our delicious drinks and menu. Happy New Year!! Warm...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bee and Thistle sits nestled on five acres bordering the Lieutenant River, in the township of Old Lyme, Connecticut. The Inn is available as a large private guest house or by the individual room on a bed & breakfast basis, daily, weekly, or monthly. All of our nine guest rooms are adorned with elegant accents, each individual in design. Therein you will find fine linens, down pillows and a private bath. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge

Address: 100 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371-1426
Region: United States > Connecticut > Old Lyme
Price Range: $205 - $349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bee and Thistle Inn and Lounge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“The stairs were quite steep. They could be difficult for less able persons”
 of 5 bubbles tombeg, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 was big and comfy; there are 3 floors so if you have trouble climbing stairs, ask for the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 1Nicole, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“there is just one with a king bed but all look pretty.”
 of 5 bubbles peggyvb, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We got a free upgrade to a better room, and it was lovely. Not sure what the other rooms are like.”
 of 5 bubbles HappyCoupleAndoverMA, 26 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We were told Room 1 was the largest. It was spacious, comfortable, and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JenInParkSlope, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
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