Re-opening of the Washington Inn and Tavern
The Town of Princess Anne has announced the Grand Opening of the Washington Inn and Tavern, located on Somerset Avenue.
Governor Larry Hogan is helping to celebrate the opening by cutting the ribbon at the event on Wednesday.
Town officials say that the Washington Hotel, first opened in 1744, is one of the oldest consistently in operation, however, four years ago, it closed. The Town of Princess Anne and private investors worked together to purchase the property and embarked on a mission to refurbish the historic inn.
With the financial assistance from the State through the Department of Housing and Community Development and the Department of Commerce, as well as the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Town and its partners were able to renovate the building.
The Washington Inn and Tavern will reportedly serve as a catalyst for continued downtown revitalization efforts and an anchor for the community.
Town officials say the Washington Inn and Tavern is a visible sign of the renewal of the vibrant downtown in Princess Anne. Ian Fleming will operate the Washington Inn and Tavern, and his other award winning inns include the Robert Morris Inn, located in Oxford, Maryland and the Lake of Menteith Hotel & Waterfron Restaurant in Scotland.
The new menu apparently features selections that are “honest, tasty and plentiful,” says Fleming, “sourced as locally as possible and served without fuss and pretension.” Chef Eric Nunamaker brings years of culinary expertise, having served in fine kitchens including the Inn at Perry Cabin.
The Washington Inn and Tavern will be open permanently starting on September 1. For bookings and a preview of the menu, visit their website.