Warm up by the Fire at Publick House
After a long day outside, there’s no better place to warm up and chow down than Publick House, the iconic 18th-century inn that overlooks the Town Common. Step back in time at the inn’s Historic Tap Room, where guests have been dining and socializing for nearly 250 years. With its original hardwood flooring and antique “post & beam” ceiling, this room oozes colonial charm; but the real attraction is the gigantic, six-foot-long fireplace, whose open hearth will warm even the coldest of travelers. Enjoy generous portions of traditional New England comfort food, like the Yankee Pot Roast, or reserve a table for one of their legendary holiday feasts (see below).
** Insider Tip: Holidays at Publick House
It’s been a stressful year, so why not let someone else handle the hosting, cooking, and cleanup this year? Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s all at Publick House, where you can expect nothing but “good old-fashioned, home-cooked food” served in the “perfect ambiance.”