Reynolds Tavern is located in the heart of Annapolis, steps away from the oldest Capital building in the U.S.
From the moment I walked in to Reynolds Tavern, I had the feeling I was going back in time to colonial days. As a matter of fact, George Washington is reported to have visited the tavern. The british influenced decor in the Zagat rated tea room is perfectly proper, especially for the high tea served daily. Two cozy rooms to the right and left of the main entry hall make up the Tea Room. The ambiance is cozy and the food is scrumtious! Try the declicious, hearty Crab Benedict for breakfast. It's a popular place for lunch, the resaturant was full both days I was there. Home made scones and delicious deserts, such as; Three Berry Tart, strawberry shortcake in the summer, lemon bars and key lime pie are served during high tea.
I stayed in The Jefferson Suite which had a king size four poster bed.The room overlooked Church Circle, and at night church bells chimed which added to the charming setting. Adjacent to the bedroom was the sitting room with a second small TV and a large armoire with terry robes. A couch and writing desk finished the room. The bathroom was recently updated with floor to ceiling tile.
For the most part, the entire brick colonial building is in its original form, including the nutmeg colored wide plank floor and staircase leading to the two suites and one room. ( The Washington Suite is a smidge larger and equally attractive)
For history and non history buffs this lovely inn is the ideal getaway for a long weekend. You won't be disappointed!
The innkeepers are genuinely gracious and accomodating, and that adds even more appeal to an already appealing place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a prominent position on Church Circle, Reynolds Tavern is convenient for the historic district, shops, restaurants and the United States Naval Academy. The building has been restored beautifully to reflect the working nature of the tavern and the elegance of the 18th Century. Reynolds Tavern is the oldest tavern in Annapolis and one of the oldest in the U.S. We have 3 rooms all en-suite, and luxuriously appointed, which offer a unique atmosphere just steps away from the Capital Building. Whatever your tastes the Tavern has something to offer you. Sly Fox Pub & Restaurant in the cellar gives you a flavor of what a pub was like over 250 years ago, We have casual dining and alfresco dining in the courtyard. Reynolds Tea Room has lunch, English afternoon tea and elegant casual dining in the evening. ... more less