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Publick House Historic Inn

277 Main St, On the Common, Route 131, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1254
+1 508-347-3313
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bread basket” (54 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (78 reviews)
“sticky buns” (32 reviews)
Closes in 23 min
All hours
American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
277 Main St, On the Common, Route 131, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1254
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Reviewed yesterday

I wanted to love this place, but the overall feel is that they are just too updated, big, and spread thin to pull off a good, cozy meal. I will say that the bartender was super friendly, funny, and really great. But my burger and...More

Thank BurlyBird
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have eaten here quite a few times, but at some very odd hours. Once we were lucky, and got to order off their regular menu. My husband got the pork chops, and they were absolutely delicious. I've always wanted to go back and try...More

Thank Katherine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and the food and service was excellent. Our waiter Charles was friendly and helpful. We had the baked scrod and it was also excellent. This was the second time we ate here and we would go back again. It also has...More

Thank ValerieElkland_PA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate that we planned well in advance and made reservations to visit the Publick House for a Sunday lunch, as the restaurant was packed when we arrived. Tourists, Sunday diners, after Church visitors, birthday and anniversary celebrants - all were present as we...More

Thank Gaelic_Gypsy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Family wedding held at the Publick House and both the accommodations and the wedding service (in the meadow) and the reception were just perfect. Food was well presented, nicely prepared and very good portions. Danced until 10:30 with a great band and had a wonderful...More

Thank bruce155
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to have dinner at this restaurant because we had no reservations and could not get into any other place. We were so glad that we did. It is such a charming restaurant, with delicious food. The waiter we had (Charlie) was so friendly...More

1  Thank jandisney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were travelling and needed dinner. Could certainly get that here and it was quite reasonable. But it's not exciting. I think too many of the ingredients aren't fresh--frozen or canned corn, for instance. Dinner came with a bread basket which, interestingly, included cinnamon rolls....More

Thank beasleys-mom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Publick house for dinner with 3 other couples during our stay in Sturbridge. My selection of scallops was wonderful. very tasty, large scallops in a nice sauce. However my husband and one of our friends ordered the sirloin which was tough and not...More

Thank planegirl2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on our way to Boston. I had the Scallops with Jasmine Rice and Green Beans. My mate had the Chicken Pot Pie. The beans were cooked just right. We ate in the Tavern which was crowded and noisy. No evidence of...More

Thank Jeanne G
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Went to the Publick House for Lunch and it was really lovely. Setting was quaint, good food and great service from Farra. Went with 3 friends and just enjoyed everything.

1  Thank rosey1963
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Peter G
Is there a dress code
23 August 2016|
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Response from Carol C | Reviewed this property |
No bathing suits or bare feet.
Norman F
Are there any lunch coupons that can be used this Wed.?
10 July 2016|
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Response from Tomisine | Reviewed this property |
Check directly with them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 10:30
12:00 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Main St, On the Common, Route 131, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1254
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sturbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 508-347-3313
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