A brewery, like the beach, is a relaxing oasis that allows tired travelers to bask in golden hues, frolic in frothy spumes, and get in splash fights with siblings. Savor sudsy fun with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of New England fare at The Brewmaster's Tavern in Williamsburg.
The Brewmaster's Tavern's cooks plate a menu of hearty New England cuisine. Diners can embark on an appetizing odyssey with a starter of crab cakes with rémoulade sauce ($9.99) or jump straight to a main course with The Brewmaster's turkey sandwich, which comes adorned with apple-cranberry sauce ($8.99) to evoke the flavors of Thanksgiving. The lobster potpie mixes the scarlet crustacean with a house-made Newburg sauce and entombs it in a pastry crust ($21.99). A breakfast menu features an assortment of frittatas and other morning goodies to help prepare diners for a three-legged marathon. Housed in a historic building first opened in 1812 as a hotel, The Brewmaster's Tavern sports an interior resembling a rustic tavern from the days when James Madison was president and Benjamin Franklin was a sex symbol, including wooden chairs and tables, fireplaces, and disgruntled Federalists nursing ales in the corner.
The Brewmaster’s Tavern
Behind the rust-red façade of The Brewmaster’s Tavern, a brick fireplace casts rough-hewn pillars and long tables in a soft glow. The historic tavern dates back to 1812 and may have once hosted the nation’s founding fathers for rounds of grog and annual wig swaps. Now, The Brewmaster’s chefs pay homage to New England’s culinary legacy with meats marinated in beer and sherry sauces alongside tender chunks of seafood baked in flaky pastry crusts.