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Birchwood Inn

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A Taste of Old England in New England. Everything under one roof. Tavern and Casual dining available Wed through Sat 4:30pm - 9:00pm (dining available upto 1hr before close) Breakfast included for lodging guests every day from 7:30am - 9:00am.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Manchester Municipal Airport36 km
Worcester Airport61 km
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 Oct 2018
We happened on the Birchwood in 2011 and loved it so much we had to return. It took 7 years but we finally got back and it was just as perfect as we remembered. We stayed in the Brighton Suite (again). It was clean and so well decorated. With lots of space, the kitchen area (with microwave and half fridge) and separate entrance, it feels so homey. Nick and Andrew are great hosts and we felt totally welcome. Breakfast was made fresh and delicious. We also had dinner in the tavern, which was truly great English food - the bread pudding was out of this world. The location is also great with lots of hiking, beautiful drives, and quaint towns in every direction. We're already looking forward to our next visit.
Thank FinnInNYC
Response from Nick F, Owner at Birchwood Inn
Responded 23 Oct 2018
Thank you for the review, it makes it so much easier to entertain guests when they are as nice as you both are. Hope to see you again soon.
Lowell, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 Sep 2018
I have dined numerous times at the London Tavern which is part of the Birchwood Inn. The food is made to order and is very, very good! The only thing better than the food is the Owner's and their staff.
Thank discerningtouch
Response from Nick F, Owner at Birchwood Inn
Responded 23 Oct 2018
Thank you, always a pleasure to serve our customers.
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 11 May 2018
I stopped by the Birchwood Inn today with my family. I had lived in the Inn for about 6 weeks in the early 80s and then was a frequent guest at the restaurant for several years. The former owners, Bill and Judy, were the among the best people I have ever known and I continued to urge friends and colleagues to stay at the Inn long after they sold it and moved back to New Jersey. The Temple community was wonderful as were the people in Peterborough where I lived for several years.

So today I was in New Hampshire for the first time in many, many years. My daughter is graduating from SNHU and we arrived a day early so that I could show her the Peterborough, Temple and Birchwood Inn that I had so often spoken about. We timed our visit for 4:30 when they opened for dinner so that we could take a quick peek at everything and leave before they began to be busy for dinner. But when we entered and found the owner to say why we were there and what we wanted to do, we had one of the most unpleasant encounters I can remember from anywhere. He snarled that they were busy, couldn't be bothered, and had everything ready for dinner so it couldn't be disturbed. When I said I just wanted to see the Rufus Porter murals in the dining room, he said that the room was being prepared for dinner and then finally curtly barked that I could if I was quick.

We were very quick - less than 2 minutes. No one was in the dining room when we peeked in at the murals. No customers were in the place at all. No one was waiting at the door to get in. Of the 2 human beings we saw, one was the rude man wiping down the bar and the other was standing near him doing nothing.

I have read the good reviews for the place over the years and was so delighted that Bill and Judy found such great innkeepers to take over the Birchwood which had a special place in my heart. Perhaps the man who was so rude just had a bay day or week or month. But I went away thinking how different this experience was from all of those previously that made me love the place so much. I guess I should simply say "Too bad, so sad" and forget it.
1 Thank Tejasgal2016
Response from Nick F, Owner at Birchwood Inn
Responded 12 May 2018
The Birchwood inn is a beautiful New England Inn dating back to 1775. Located in the small rural town of Temple it has provided services to its customers and the local community for over 200yrs. All past and present owners of the Inn have spent a lot of time and funds maintaining this historic building and rely heavily on the income from its customers to keep this historic landmark on the map. As the current owners of the Inn we are very proud to be able to continue this tradition. From our previous reviews it is evident that we spend a lot of effort ensuring that our customers get the greatest level of service and enjoy their experience both in the lodging accommodations and the Tavern Restaurant. When you reserve a table in the Tavern restaurant, that is your table for the night. The entire team here at the Inn spend time with our customers and provide historic information and stories to our guests constantly. We are proud of what we do and will always make appointments for members of the public to tour the Inn, free of charge, at a convenient time, however we can not and will not accommodate anyone turning up unannounced and expecting to be able to wander round and look, regardless of how busy we may seem at the time. If nothing else, we have a duty to our lodging and dining guests to ensure they are not disturbed or inconvenienced in any way.
Heather B
Stamford, Connecticut
Reviewed 11 Dec 2017via mobile
Really charming place to stay. Genuinely friendly staff and owners, gave just the right amount of attention. Good senses of humor. Locals were welcoming. Room was really comfortable and the food was great!
1 Thank Heather B
Response from Nick F, Owner at Birchwood Inn
Responded 12 Dec 2017
We strive to give the best service we can, It's always easier when guests are as nice as you.
Reviewed 6 Sep 2017
We stayed in the Brighton Suite, which was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The Suite was nicely decorated in a seaside theme with lots of interesting things to look at. Everything was neat, tidy and clean. We were warmly greeted next morning in the dining room by Nick. He gave us our breakfast choices, a great assortment to choose from! My husband had a delicious omelet and toast and I enjoyed my first ever "Eggy bread"----similar to French toast but tasted entirely different. It was the best breakfast we have ever had at a B&B. We have family in the Temple area and we will definitely stay at the Birchwood again. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to enjoy the stately old inn, it's inviting rocking chairs on the porch and it's history-----maybe next time!
1 Thank FortunateMaine
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"All the rooms are quaint."
20 Sep 2018
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"All the rooms look nice on their website. The Brighton Suite was very nice and well equipped with all we..."
6 Sep 2017
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"The Brighton Suite is on the ground floor"
3 Sep 2017
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"The Royal Bath Suite is perfect for two friends traveling together or for a couple who also wants a parlor."
4 Jul 2017
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