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YE OLDE TAVERN

5183 Main St, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255-9772
+1 802-362-0611
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pot roast” (98 reviews)
“apple butter” (120 reviews)
“fritters” (54 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
5183 Main St, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255-9772
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This was our second stay in Manchester but our first visit to ye olde tavern. I asked my husband why we didn't try it sooner. We didn't have a reservation but were seated right away by a very pleasant hostess. The history of the building...More

Thank Dara5455
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Dara, Thank you for being our guests and sharing your dining experience. We are so glad you decided to dine with us and even better that you enjoyed the historic ambiance, the friendly hostess, wonderful waitress and delicious food. We do hope to have you...More

Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Good value and service, food was good but not great. It was fun to look around and read the menu for history.More

Thank terryw678
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2016

Terry, First, thank you for dining with us and I am glad you enjoyed the ambiance, service and value. I'm disheartened to hear we didn't live up to your expectations on the food. We take great pride in preparing our dishes with the finest ingredients...More

Reviewed 8 September 2016

I have always been attracted to restaurants in older historical buildings for their ambiance and having an exceptional meal was frosting on the cake. It was mid week so rooms were quiet , perhaps on busy nights it may be a bit noisy because of...More

Thank Trish C
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Trish, Thank you for reviewing your evening at Ye Olde Tavern. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the historic ambiance, exceptional fare and attentive service. We hope you'll have another opportunity to join us again. Cheers! Michael

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a WOW for atmosphere. Historic building beautifully restored. We had pot roast and seafood platter for dinner. Caesar salad comes w or w/o anchovies and was excellent. Seafood was wonderfully prepared. The pot roast was giid. Very tender. When comparing to another...More

Thank Jerry Z
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Jerry, I'm thrilled you listened to your innkeeper and you were able to go back and tell her that she was 100% correct, to recommend us. Thank you for dining with us and the wonderful review. Hopefully we'll have the pleasure of another visit from...More

Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit when in Manchester. Ye Olde Tavern is the oldest tavern in Vermont and has the best food and service you could ask for. The cranberry fritters are amazing and there isn't a bad seat in the house. Very very highly...More

Thank Nancy H
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Nancy, When service and kitchen are in perfect harmony, some incredible results are produced, and I'm happy to hear you felt that way during your visit to our historic inn. Thank you for taking a moment to write a review and spending an evening with...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a fabulous dinner here tonight. The service was excellent. Our server was personable, efficient and very helpful. The food was out of this world! My wife had the filet mignon which cut like butter. I had a swordfish special that...More

Thank Mike C
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Mike, It's no secret that our entire team takes pride in every single aspect of our guests evening, when dining at Ye Olde Tavern. So I'm more than thrilled to hear that everything was just to your liking. Thanks for taking the time to make...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016

Lovely old tavern. Comfortable and friendly. My husband enjoyed the Pot Roast and I enjoyed a Turkey dinner. Loved the Chedder onion soup. Good wholesome food. Best drink was the Organic vodka and maple syrup cocktail. I believe it was called a Vermont Martini. Delicious!More

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TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

Holly, Lovely old tavern, comfortable-friendly service and delicious fare is exactly how we want your experience to be at Ye Olde Tavern. Whether it's the entree, onion soup, or the Vermont Martini, we want every single thing to stand out, and it feels amazing we...More

Reviewed 6 September 2016

Delicious meal! we both had a glass of wine, the server was really sweet! she met all our needs. I had the Filet Mignon with Bernaise Sauce, and my spouse had the Special which was lobster tail and filet. The meals consisted of bread, heated,...More

Thank Ditto12
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

"Yummy", what a wonderful way to start out a review, thanks! So pleased that you have let our future guests know about how much you enjoyed our historic inn, delicious food, wine offerings and of course our great team. Thanks once again and we look...More

Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is a lovely historic inn. They've kept all that charm in the arrangement of seating in many small rooms that are all very historically interesting. But really, you go to restaurants for food right? Well they do that well too. We tried a number...More

Thank CMKNY
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

You are royalty when you're at Ye Olde Tavern! It's quite an honor to read how you could be left with such a memorable impression of your dining experience. We try our best to make sure every detail is accounted for, and we hope to...More

Reviewed 4 September 2016

We arrived without reservations but were seated right away. Setting, service and food were fabulous! Highly recommend.More

Thank KellyfromKY
TheTavernCrier, Owner at YE OLDE TAVERN, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2016

Kelly, Seeing your review was a great way to start off Labor Day, thank you! It's our goal at Ye Olde Tavern to provide nothing but the best in dining from the moment you walk in. I'm glad we achieved that during your visit. Until...More

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Amy E
10 September 2017|
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Response from TheTavernCrier | Property representative |
Thank you for the inquiry about the historic Ye Olde Tavern. Our Early Bird Menu is offered Sunday-Friday from 5:00-5:59pm (you just need to be in the building by this time). It is not available during peak periods, such... More
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NewtownBobby
19 October 2016|
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Response from TheTavernCrier | Property representative |
We just got your message. As we focus our energy to our guests, we check TripAdvisor every other day and do not accept reservations or table requests via online websites. I just looked in the reservation computer and did... More
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perrygirlblue
16 August 2016|
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Response from TheTavernCrier | Property representative |
Thank you for the inquiry. The Onion Soup is not a vegetarian item and we enhance the flavor with house made beef stock. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Michael
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$19 - US$34
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5183 Main St, Route 7a, Manchester, VT 05255-9772
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-0611
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Description
Ye Olde Tavern is open daily... Cocktails start at 4:30pm and Dinner is from 5:00pm with last seating at 9:00pm. Reservations are always suggested. Our Tavern is handicapped accessible and attire is casual neat. Ye Olde Tavern has private rooms for meetings and special events, such as Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Cocktails. We can serve up to 90 people in the entire circa 1790 Colonial Inn.The State of Vermont has recognized our circa 1790 Colonial Inn as a 'Green Restaurants'. Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast Magazine have recognized our Wine List as one of the best in the country. Minna & Michael Brandt- Proprietors Cassandra Bender- General Manager Cliff Cooper- Executive Chef Reservations are suggested.
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