Restaurant and Tavern | The Birchwood Inn

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Restaurant and Tavern | The Birchwood Inn


Thanks so much for joining us!

History indicates that The Birchwood Inn and Tavern was built around 1775, and has been operated in many different capacities over the years. Today we offer wholesome made from scratch comfort food and a full bar, as well as guest rooms for overnight visitors. We endeavor to embrace our local farmers as  much as possible and our current vendors include 

Ben's Maple Station, Temple NH

Connolly Brothers, Temple NH

Sartell Farm, Temple NH

Old Homestead Farm, New Ipswich NH

Hungry Bear Farm, New Ipswich NH 

Tenney Farm, Antrim NH

Sweet Brier Farm, Lyndeborough NH 

Lull Farm, Milford NH

Barrett Hill Farm, Mason NH

We hope you enjoy your visit with us, and hope to see you often! 

New to the area? Looking for things to do? Check out this website for great information! 

Delightfully set overlooking the bucolic village of Temple, our mission is to create a warm, welcoming and clean environment in which to offer our customers a casual, leisurely and delicious dining and lodging experience. We have two dining rooms and a newly restored tavern, so can accommodate a more quiet and elegant setting, or join us in the tavern for lively conversation! Our restoration, which took place in January and February of 2020, allowed us to showcase the original post and beam construction, and our bar top and high top tables are made of a cherry tree that fell in the Ice Storm of 2008 in neighboring Sharon NH. All of our menu offerings are made fresh in house from scratch, including all dressings, sauces and desserts, using local ingredients whenever possible!

Please email or call or text  Amy at 603.249.6081 to inquire about room reservations!

Choose from our Royal Bath, Cambridge, or Brighton Suites. Each suite has a private bath, a Keurig Coffee maker, a mini refrigerator, a microwave, cable TV, a toaster and electric kettle and free WiFi. We offer complimentary coffee and tea, and a snack basket. Our oversized towels and quality linens create a comfortable and luxurious experience for a one night stay or a longer visit.  Enjoy our lovely wraparound porch and join us in our restaurant for Dinner Tuesday thru Saturday, or we can deliver directly to your suite. We provide a breakfast basket which includes fresh fruit, yogurt, baked goods, cereal, oatmeal and juice and are happy to accommodate special requests if we are able to!


History traces the opening of the Birchwood Inn c.1775. The present barns were added in 1820 and the total Inn has remained in very much the same form as today since 1848.It is said that the bricks, and some of the glass, were made right here in Temple NH. We are so fortunate to be the keepers of beautiful Rufus Porter murals, discovered under wallpaper in 1971, and Henry David Thoreau is said to have stayed here on his way from Greenville to Peterborough in 1852. We were also the location, along with the beautiful village of Temple for the movie, "Summer", based on an Edith Wharton novel, and we were recently (October 2020) on NH Chronicle in conjunction with the re-release of the book Haunted Hikes of New Hampshire by Marianne O'Connor! Ask us about our ghosts! 


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