NEWS&VIEWS by Jacqueline Bennett

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Back to the Bake Shoppe at the Publick House Historic Inn – Sturbridge, MA

Posted on October 25, 2015

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   There are places quickly marked for return visits and one of those is the Bake Shoppe at the Publick House Historic Inn in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Located on the rear, lower level, rich aromas waifing from the bakery greet visitors on their way to dine at the popular Ebenezer Tavern or Tap Room. The Bake Shoppe, however, is popular unto itself.   Near Old Sturbridge Village, a living museum where New England life from the 1790s – 1830s is recreated, the Publick House follows a Colonial theme. Some recipes used by the Bake Shoppe date back centuries.   Molasses was considered a go-to New England ingredient as highlighted by a special item here – “Joe Froggers”. A…

Destination: Publick House Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Posted on March 31, 2013

  Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett   Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the trademark “Yankee Hospitality” of the Publick House in Sturbridge, Massachusetts was evident from the moment of arrival during a recent visit to Ebenezer’s Tavern. Located in the center of town across from Sturbridge Commons, the magnificent looking, white structure that houses the historic inn and country lodge, is a testament to the beauty of Colonial style architecture. According to the Publick House website, a tall elm just outside was planted in 1791 by Col. Ebenezer Crafts.   Post and beam ceilings, wide plank floors and an open hearth are part of the decor. Successfully blending the ambience of a past era and a relaxed atmosphere with…