Wrapped in raw brick and a romantic glow, this restored 19th-century stagecoach stop draws sophisticated foodies and flirting couples. Ebenezer Pomeroy's homestead shuns "ye olde alehouse" clichés in favor of comfy, book-lined booths and a cozy fireplace. Down a winding oak staircase, though, the Pub hums like the Dickens.
The kitchen dips into the American comfort-food canon for revved-up versions of beef, chop and seafood classics. "Voodoo" shrimp comes bacon-wrapped, curry-laced and nestled on corn and lobster cakes; the platter-lapping duck breast is cider-glazed and sided by a sumptuous vegetable napoleon; and the slow-roasted rack of pork boasts cherry-apple chutney. A comprehensive wine list offers affordable domestic and imported standards by the glass or the bottle. Finish with a wedge of fresh strawberry cheesecake. After enjoying the best land and sea can offer, a sip of small-batch bourbon is heaven.