Sweet Tea & Barley opens at Williamsburg Lodge

Sweet Tea & Barley is now serving craft beer, signature cocktails and Southern fare at the historic Williamsburg Lodge.

“Sweet Tea & Barley is another initiative Colonial Williamsburg has implemented during the past year to reach new audiences,” Colonial Williamsburg Vice President of Hospitality Florencio Ferrao said in a news release. “We hope the community will think of Sweet Tea & Barley as a great destination for enjoying cocktails after work, watching favorite sporting events, relaxing and joining friends outside by the fire pits and listening to music on the weekend.”

The restaurant encompasses the lounge area near the hotel’s original fireplace and includes a new terrace dining area outside with heated umbrellas and fire-pit tables, according to a news release.

The menu includes such items as bourbon honey pork and cornmeal-crusted catfish and "small bites" like barbecued pork rinds and fried green tomatoes.

Sweet Tea & Barley is open 4-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 2-11 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Live entertainment starts 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights.

For more information, visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com or call 855-296-6627.

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