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Essex House & Tavern

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138 Cross Street, over the Clyde River, Island Pond, VT 05846
+1 802-723-9888
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good20%
  • Average0%
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17 Feb 2018
“Awesome food”
28 Oct 2017
“Well Done!”
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LOCATION
138 Cross Street, over the Clyde River, Island Pond, VT 05846
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing meal at this little gem tucked away in a small town . The atmosphere is wonderful and very open which I like . I was there late so it was crowded ,as this is a big snowmobiles destination so it was...More

Thank Ethan B
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

On a recent road trip to the North East Kingdom for some hiking we stopped for lunch at Essex House Tavern. We based our decision solely on Trip Advisor reviews and we were so pleased we did! The decor was fresh, modern and clean. Our...More

Thank Jon C
Melinda and Dav... L, Owner at Essex House & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you for stopping in. Happy to hear you had such a great experience, we strive to please our customers and provide an atmosphere and experience that is memorable! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

The food is delicious! There is a good variety of beer choices and the staff is friendly and efficient.

Thank John P
Melinda and Dav... L, Owner at Essex House & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Happy to hear we are the new "Go-to-Place" for you! We try keep new draft beers on tap accompanied by daily lunch and dinner specials.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Food and Service were top notch. Atmosphere was awesome as the decor was nothing I had seen before. Clean, comfortable, roomy. Got a little noisy when the bar filled up, but definitely not a pub. Food was awesome, a must stop on your travels.

Thank Geri Lynn S
Melinda and Dav... L, Owner at Essex House & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you so much for the review! We worked hard on our decor to make it something different than most people have seen for this area. Glad you had a nice experience and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 4 September 2017

We at our 30th anniversary dinner at this restaurant and it didn't disappoint. The salmon and steak tips were both great. We also liked the sauteed veggies. We returned agin for lunch and the buffalo chicken wrap was very good. The haddock tacos were not...More

Thank Donna D
Melinda and Dav... L, Owner at Essex House & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Happy Anniversary and Thank you for sharing it with us! We hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Three of us stopped by for dinner and drinks, the restaurant was very homey and inviting, and we were seated as soon as we walked thru the door. The menu was a little low on options, but what they did have all sounded very yummy....More

Thank krenault1687
Melinda and Dav... L, Owner at Essex House & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Thank you for coming in! We are happy you felt the place inviting, it is one of our many goals. We want everyone to feel welcomed and comfortable! We hope you come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 11 August 2017

ate lunch and dinner on two separate days. Both times the meals were very good. Seafood. Saw others with burgers and they too looked good. Beer was cold and of sufficient varity to suit all tatses. The wait staff was a bit on the slow...More

Thank Stephen G
Melinda and Dav... L, Owner at Essex House & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for the review! I'm glad to hear you were happy with the food and beer! We strive for excellence and will continue to work on any kinks we need to work out.

Reviewed 1 August 2017

There aren't many dining options in Island Pond so we were a bit worried about going. But the service was terrific and the food very tasty and reasonably priced. Got the turkey sandwich which came on "french toast like" bread, and the pulled pork sandwich...More

Thank carefultraveler2014
Melinda and Dav... L, Owner at Essex House & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Thank you for the review! I'm glad you took the chance and came to Island Pond, it's a quaint, sweet town and with new businesses opening we are hoping to have a thriving downtown again! Glad to hear you were happy with your meals and...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We secured room which has 2 very comfortable double beds. We rode the trails in a loop from Island Pond through Derby , Burke and back 120 miles . Trails to the north were very good , trails to the west and south getting thin....More

Thank kevin j
Melinda and Dav... L, Owner at Essex House & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you for the great review, we hope to see you again soon! Keep in mind that summer time is fun in Island Pond too!

Reviewed 28 January 2017

When you walk through the doors you know that you are in someplace really special as every detail has been thought over and everyone is having a great time. The menu is full of local traditional pub fare. The daily special are where the treasures...More

Thank kennstransky
Melinda and Dav... L, Owner at Essex House & Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you for the great review. We are very pleased with our first few months of opening and we look forward to planning for our spring and summer clientele. We hope to see you again soon!

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Response from John P | Reviewed this property |
They always have Guiness, others vary. I'm pretty sure Switchback is a choice. The last time I was there a Burlington Coffee Porter was on tap. I'm sure there was an IPA too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 138 Cross Street, over the Clyde River, Island Pond, VT 05846
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Northeast Kingdom  >  Island Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 802-723-9888
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Description
We are a small hotel which hosts a newly renovated restaurant and bar. The decor in the restaurant/bar is modern with an industrial twist. The hotel has a variety of room types including suites.
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