The Social Center of Town
We start with a sense of obligation to our neighbors in Newtown. We occupy a historic setting in the center of town near the flagpole and next to the library. It is the geographic center of town and we want The Inn to be the social center of the town as well; a place people can happily go for a drink with friends, or a quick lunch, or a fine leisurely dinner; a place to celebrate special occasions or hold meetings; a trusted venue to have family and friends stay overnight.
Emphasis on Quality and Value
We want our guests to expect a warm welcome and thoughtful, professional service in surroundings that are beautifully designed and carefully maintained. We want them to expect very good food and a wide range of choices. Soups and salads and sandwiches, if that is what the guest wants; or fine dinners with steaks and fresh seafood and pastas, prepared with thought and creativity. We want them to expect their food to be made with fresh, local ingredients where possible and to be assured it will be prepared in our own kitchens every day. We will not serve fast food or cold cuts, nor will we warm up frozen stuff in the microwave as so many places do these days. This will cost a bit more money, but we will always strive for value; quality at a reasonable price. The emphasis on value will also be seen in our wine and beverage services. We work hard to find very good wines which are affordable. It's fun for us and we believe our customers appreciate it. We also offer great wines with minimal markup over their retail value. And, if our guests prefer, we are happy to have them bring their own wine for a small corkage charge. Our Promise: We want our guests to know that if we ever disappoint them, we will make it right.
Hidden Gems—First, we focus on what is sure to please everyone--that absolutely delicious little wine you've never heard of that's perfect with your meal and costs less than the national debt. They are not easy to find, but we work at it. We taste dozens of wines every month looking for these hidden gems. The majority of our wines are under $50 and we usually have at least fifty choices under $30. Try to find another restaurant that does that!
Old Gold—We also offer absolute perfection--a wide range of first growth Bordeaux, Rhones and California Cabernets from older vintages that have been perfectly aged in our cellars. Yes, these wines can be expensive, but they can also be real values. Often, these wines are priced below what you would pay for them at auction.
Tastings—Every week we offer different hidden gems by the glass at reasonable prices so you can broaden your wine perspective and find new wines you love.
B.Y.O.B— If you wish to bring your on wine, bring it. We will charge a small corkage fee per bottle and make you very comfortable.