When staying at the Colonial Inn Bed and Breakfast, there are four options for diners that are walking distance from your room. The Smithville Inn is one of the most popular and rightly so! Historic Smithville started all those many years ago with this very building and returant. The founders of our village, Fred and Ethel Noyes put their heart and soul into the Smithville Inn and the same can be said for the current owners Tony & Fran Coppola and Charles & Laura Bushar along with the general manager Tony Coppola Jr.
When you walk through the front door you are immediately struck by the old nostalgic building and a history that stretches back to 1787. Long famous for its wonderful brunches and weddings, it’s not difficult to figure out why this restaurant has remained popular for so long. We live in a time were you find a cookie cutter restaurant or eatery on every corner, so why is it different here? The Smithville Inn stays true to its humble beginnings where dinning out was not just a meal but an occasion, a special gathering and a memory making experience. The tables are set in a simple, yet tasteful, manner, and the view from every seat in the Inn is a memorable one. The natural wood beams and hardwood floors just properly luminated by candle light and old fashion candle style lamps. Large over sized fireplaces are located in many of the rooms, and you can’t help but secretly wonder if your meal is actually cooked in one of them, as they were in times gone past.
Now that I have properly set the stage, the traditional, humble, wonderfuly nostalgic settings you will be enjoying your meal in…let’s talk about the food! The owners have organized a spectacular staff who organize the perfect combination of good service, good food and good drink. Executive Chef Chris Bellino brings a fresh new style to along tradition of dishes. If a little inspiration is ever needed, Bellino says the building holds “stacks and stacks” of Ethel Noyes’ original recipes. The Smithville Inn’s chicken pot pie is one of those dishes that has become a mainstay, and in large demand. Made completely from scratch – including the dumplings, the flaky homemade top crust, and a classic chicken veloute sauce – Bellino wouldn’t even consider changing the recipe. Take a look at more about Chef Chris Bellino
Ron Lucas, the wine director at the Smithville Inn, has created an extensive wine list for the restaurant. Take a look at the Smithville Inn’s wine list here. In the last couple of years Ron has begun specialty dinner’s with wine pairing and wine tasting event at the Inn. Tickets are sold in advance, and the evening often includes gifts of wine and live music.
If you have your own special event planned, Heather Cramer is the Smithville Inn’s special events manager and someone who can help you realize your dream of a special day no matter what the event.
Sunday Brunch, Yum is all I can say! You will be thankful you have the village to walk this meal off. Carving station, omelet station, waffles, bagels and lox…and that’s just for starters.
Wednesday night at the Smithville Inn is Jazz night with live music in the Baremore Tavern beginning at 7:00
Thursday night , award Winning Singer, Beth Tinnon & Pianist Jeff Turner perform songs from American Songbook in the Tavern from 7:00-Close
Every Friday & Saturday Lenny Mitchell plays classics & request in our Captains Dining Room.
Visit the Smithville Inn soon, you will be glad you did…tell them the Colonial Inn sent you…bon appetite !