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Destination: The Lion’s Den – A Ratskeller with Winter Appeal As Snow Swirls

Posted on January 24, 2018

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Listening near the tavern bar one cold December day, tales could be heard of the ratskeller below.    “The Lion’s Den” in Stockbridge, Massachusetts is listed as one of New England’s coziest winter bars in an article  from “Yankee Magazine.” Located beneath the Red Lion Inn,  “The Den”, as it has been dubbed, can be reached through an exterior entrance and one inside the inn’s Widow Bingham’s Tavern.   During a luncheon at Widow Bingham’s Tavern, I overheard some staff express perplexity when a server described “The Den” as a ratskeller, sometimes spelled rathskeller. It is a term at the same time intriguing and off-putting. Any word that contains “rat” is cause for apprehension.   The…

9th Annual Tavern Trot to Benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

Posted on September 14, 2015

  Write-Up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com The 9th Annual Tavern Trot to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will be held Sunday, September 20 in Windsor, Connecticut. Race day registration gets underway at 11:00 a.m. The 3.5 mile certified race then begins at 12:30 behind the tavern, which is located in the heart of Windsor Center on 20 Union Street.   Heidi Voight of NBC Connecticut News will serve as emcee. Visit https://www.facebook.com/UnionStreetTavernTrot to view Voight interviewing Rick Poirier of the Race Planning Committee about the upcoming event.   Look again this year for another lovely handmade quilt to be raffled off on race day to also benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, founded to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The quilts were the idea…