The Griswold Inn
Essex, CT 06426
There’s no inn in America with a longer continuous record of welcoming, nourishing, and entertaining guests. The Paul family has updated the Gris a bit—the wine bar’s a big hit—while devoting 20 years to fiercely preserving its traditions. Nightly live music in the Tap Room is more reliable than the postal service. Nearly one-third of 33 individually styled accommodations will be extensively renovated in time for the inn’s 240th birthday in June. Best Historic Inn
-Yankee Magazine May/June 2016
Opened in 1776, The ‘Gris’ is the oldest continuously operating inn in the country! Located in the heart of the “storybook” village of Essex, designated the Best Small Town in America, The Griswold Inn is a mere 50 yards from the majestic Connecticut River. Enjoy authentic America cuisine in its historic dining rooms, tapas and contemporary dining in its stunning new Wine Bar, an award-winning Tap Room with live music nightly, and charming guest accommodations.
Dine on shad and shad roe in season in one of the inn’s historic dining rooms. A local landmark, its 30 rooms and suites offer rest, while its taproom offers great music.
This 1776 landmark, mere steps from the Connecticut River, is located in the “storybook” village of Essex selected as The Best Small Town in America. Enjoy authentic American cuisine surrounded by a renowned maritime art collection in one of five historic dining rooms; an award-winning tap room offering tavern fare where lively music rings out nightly; a stunning wine bar featuring “small” plates and an extensive selection of wines by the glass; and charming guest rooms furnished in antiques and fine reproductions. Find unique shops, galleries and attractions right outside their door with much more to explore nearby.
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