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The Jolly Drayman at The Briar Lea Inn

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AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second visit and it won’t be our last. The inn keepers work very hard to make you feel comfortable and well fed. As an inn and a pub it’s double the pleasure! Try their pizza, you won’t be disappointed. Food, service and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank MarvLes3
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Began planning our 15th Anniversary New England Adventure back in March. Fate lead us to this exceptionally quaint B&B in Bethel. From the moment I booked, chatting with the owner Dani herself, I knew we were in for a special stay! We had just had...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank suluvskev
Reviewed 1 November 2018

We stayed for one night during a 15 property/21 night New England road trip, so this review is relatively objective. Easily found with adequate parking. Proper old school, British pub styled property with a veranda we didn't use due to the rain. Cosy inside as...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank JoeCBansteadUK
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We stopped overnight in Bethel because it appeared to be such a neat village and we weren't disappointed. But we were blown away with the warm reception at the Briar Lea Inn. We were first greeted by cleaning staff, with first name introductions all around....More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Steveinconcord
Reviewed 15 October 2018

The rooms were clean, comfortable and aptly appointed. The staff was friendly and helpful, the kind of people you feel like you've known for a while. The Jolly Drayman offered a nice selection of wine and beer as well as wonderful pub decor. The food...More

Date of stay: October 2018
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Description
A cozy country inn with a British pub/restaurant in the heart of New England. We are five miles from Sunday River Ski Resort and one mile from Bethel village. Our menu features Fish 'n Chips, Bangers & More Mash, Indian curry cuisine, wild-caught salmon, sauteed veggies, 1/2 lb. Angus burgers, hand-cut fries, amazing appetizers, pastas, pizza, great desserts, a full bar featuring Guinness, Carlsberg, Old Speckled Hen & a collection of beers, stouts, lagers, ales, wines & cocktails. All rooms have AC, central heat, private baths, HBO, EPIX, STARZ, popular sports channels, DVD & Free WIFI. Minifridges & microwaves offering complimentary Cup 'o Noodles & popcorn for snacking are available on each floor. Make new friends over dinner, relax with a hot toddy in front of the fireplace, get a great night's rest, enjoy breakfast & get back on the road. Now serving Sunday breakfast to the public. Guests leave feeling like family. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$108 - US$146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Jolly Drayman At The Briar Lea Inn Bethel, Maine
Location
United States > Maine > Bethel
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
6
Price range
US$108 - US$146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Jolly Drayman At The Briar Lea Inn Bethel, Maine
Location
United States > Maine > Bethel
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Dining (4)
Room & Suite (4)
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"3rd floor King offered comfortable bed and large room"
pgalligan
12 Mar 2018
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"Something for everyone- just ask, they'll help you choose."
794samk
3 Mar 2018
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"all rooms are as equally comfortable and equipped"
eamonn_2018
28 Feb 2018
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"Any of the rooms were good."
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11 Feb 2018
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