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The Publyk House

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782 Harwood Hill Rd, Bennington, VT 05201-8810
+1 802-442-7500
16:00 - 20:00
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had great dinner with colleague, very varied and unusual menu, beautifully cooked and presented dinner with extensive drinks offering. Setting is gorgeous, decor amazing, staff extremely bubbly and clearly loved her job! Can't wait to return.

Thank Ken E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely loved it and looking forward to our next trip. The food, setting, staff and views were amazing!

Thank Julie R
Bennington, Vermont
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was great as usual, very accommodating to our needs, great atmosphere, nice new addition and a wonderful view.

Thank ejharrington74
Decaur, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I travel to Bennington, I always make time to eat here. It is locally owned, well-managed and excellent food. I highly recommend.

Thank philw708
Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My purpose to be at the Publyk House was to hear the Julie Shea Band. Didn't realize you needed reservations. We decided to stay and eat so had the salad bar (it was after 8:30 so didn't want a large meal) which was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and welcoming, our waitress was welcoming, friendly, and very attentive. Enjoyed... More 

Thank DarieM
New Hampshire
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We returned since our last visit was incredible. This time only a 4. The prime rib wasn't as perfect. We ate at the bar since the restaurant was packed with long wait for a table. So glad we did. Rachel was our bar hostess was fabulous. Big deal you sit on a bar stool for the same meal. Rachel was... More 

Thank Diana E
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Everytime we go, we love it...whether in the dinner room or the bar area...always have a great meal!! Sometimes is cold in the building...but we have learned to being sweatshirts!

Thank hurlsgirl
ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are so thrilled to hear that you love coming to dine at the Publyk House! Next time you come be sure to request a table near one of our 3 fireplaces! We are sure to keep the restaurant nice and cozy all season long! And thanks for the great review! More 

Greenwich, New York
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37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was a second trip. The first trip was not good and let's just say being served hamburgers that were still raw in the middle was not a positive dinner experience for my nephew. But I digress....The husband, child and I gave this place a second try. We went early on a Sunday and we were seated immediately.....right next to... More 

Thank CWBsmom
ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are SO glad you gave us a second chance and that you were so happy with your experience dining with us! Our terrific servers, fresh salad bar and delicious entrees are some of the many reasons our customers return again and again. We'd love to add you to our list of regulars! Thanks for the terrific review and we... More 

Bloomfield, CT
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Six friends enjoyed a delicious meal on a cold November evening. The ambience is charming and the service is good.

Thank mandb19
ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you had a lovely dinner! Our beautiful setting, excellent service and delicious entrees are some of the many reasons why we have such happy customers! We hope you come to dine with us again! More 

Manchester, Vermont
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We tried the Publyk house on recommendations from others. It's located between Bennington and Shaftsbury on Route 7A. It's a refurbished barn setting with several different rooms and a nice outdoor dining porch. Interior is rustic Vermont with lots of natural barnboard and unfinished wood. It looks a little dated and probably needs on litte TLC to get it back... More 

Thank Richard H
ThePublykHouse, Manager at The Publyk House, responded to this review

We are so happy to know that you had a positive dining experience with us! The fish & chips and mac & cheese are two of our most popular entrees so it's great to know you enjoyed both! And we are also thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our lovely, rustic setting which is what makes us a popular Vermont... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 782 Harwood Hill Rd, Bennington, VT 05201-8810
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-442-7500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?