Get A Look At New Hampshire’s Oldest Bar Still Open After 229 Years
Everyone knows George Washington was the first President of the United States of America. But did you know The Hancock Inn, in Hancock, NH has been open continuously since Washington took the oath of office on February 4, 1789?
The Hancock Inn is New Hampshire’s oldest inn. And just like they did all of those years ago, they continue to offer food, drink, and a warm bed to travelers. It's also home to The Fox Tavern. A place I'd love to visit if for no other reason than I feel a kinship with the name!
According to their website, The Fox Tavern is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 5:30 p.m. The menu changes seasonally and after a quick look, it's easy to see why reservations are recommended. The Fox Tavern calls upon local farmers and producers to create their New England cuisine. And don't miss Sunday's popular Innkeepers' Supper. It featurs a single, home-cooked meal for a prix fixe amount of $18.99 per person.
If you decide to stay overnight, The Hancock Inn offers what their website describes as exquisitely decorated rooms. While each room is unique, they're all beautifully appointed with period-appropriate furnishings. And each of the 13 rooms feature amenities a modern traveler desires.
Perhaps you'd like to sleep in the Franklin Pierce,Room, honoring the 14th President of the United States, who attended Hancock Academy, or one of the many other rooms named after both national and local dignitaries. Of course, don't miss breakfast the next morning.
Whether you stop by for dinner, a cocktail or two, or decide to spend the night, The Hancock Inn is a piece of New Hampshire history worth exploring. And while I haven't gone yet...I can't wait to visit.