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The Griswold Inn

18 locals recommend ·

Tips from locals

Lisa
Lisa
June 11, 2021
One of the oldest continuously operated inns in the country, opened its' doors for business in 1776. Although the Inn exudes the charm of days gone by, they are anything but dated. From their sophisticated cuisine, extensive wine offerings, The Griswold Inn, located in the historic seaport village…
Susan
Susan
June 10, 2021
Essex is a great town, the Griswold Inn is the oldest taven in the country. Great shops and the CT River Museum is there too!
Melissa
Melissa
June 3, 2021
Great historic Inn! Ambience, Music Daily, Great American fare
Lori
Lori
May 26, 2021
Near the banks of the CT River, the inn dating from 1776, featuring colonial-style lodging, plus a classic American restaurant & tap room.
Ellie And Tower
Ellie And Tower
June 29, 2020
Excellent restaurant and gift store

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Location
36 Main Street
Essex, Connecticut 06426
Phone+1 860-767-1776