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I always love their fresh, hot, chicken pot pie! It never fails to satisfy. The fresh applesauce is great, and the fresh seasoned green beans are fantastic. My brother enjoyed the apricot ale.
The Riley brothers had a rousing trio of folk music and the...fiddle player was especially talented. They often begin around noon time on Saturdays.More
Cute place to have a colonial inspired dining adventure! We took some cool photos outside and enjoyed some classic comfort food- maple glazed ham and potatoes, homemade bread and butter, apple honeyed mead, and apple pie with a generous amount of vanilla ice cream. This...was our first time tasting mead, and it was unique. A lot lighter than I expected (I thought mead would taste thick and unfiltered), with lots of different flavors. Service was prompt, and they had live music playing. Quaint and cute- worth a visit.More
Came here on their "Colonial Days" event right after the 4th of July. This was their take on an "authentic" colonial-style pub, complete with real candles in the lanterns and all the servers were dressed in authentic period gear. Great food and service. Musicians from...the period played colonial-era music on the fiddle and harpsichord.More
Went to visit Riley's Farm but it started raining, so we stopped in for breakfast until it cleared. Best coffee ever! I could have stayed all day but got too full; Eggs Benedict was wonderful.
I did take a couple of turnovers (apple and blueberry)...to go. A great secret venue and affordable too! Servers are wonderful; we had Emily but everyone helped fill coffee, water and answer requests.More
My wife and I have visited often with friends to breakfast, lunch and dinner. Spectacular old style cooking in a vintage early colonial American setting. But there's much more here than meets the eye. A beautiful landscape will wisk you away from the rush of...modernity to civil war settings, farm animals, orchards, gardens and a country style market with trinkets and goodies. They host civil war reenactments and fantastic plays from Christmas Carol to Sherlock Holmes to Rock a Billy and a lot more!! But you need to reserve for the shows. The food at Hawk's Head is succulent and tasty. The breakfasts are large, filling and tasty. They have the best pot pie's anywhere around. All in the quiet yesteryear atmosphere with costumed waiters ans waitresses, rustic table settings and civil war newspapers, pictures, and facsimile weapons for wall decor. Definitely not to be missed. But be warned. If you plan on a Saturday, the line of cars getting in may be very, very long. There is no other place like this in the area. Hands down the most unique restaraunt and surrounding you'll find in Yucaipa.More
We went for some apples and decided to try the restaurant. There were only a couple tables occupied, but we still had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated. We were told that a server was late. OK, that happens.
The chicken pot pie...and a walnut salad were both very good, and the period costumes were interesting, as were the harpsichord player and fiddler. The bread didn't have much flavor - some old-timey recipe?
If the chairs were more comfortable and the dining room a few degrees cooler, I would have given five stars. I guess that's how colonial times did things - hard chairs and no fans or AC.More
You will be transported back in time to the 18th Century America, when you come here. This Colonial Tavern is located on Riley's Farm. You will be surprised to take a leap into the past when you enter this building. The atmosphere was rather dim...inside and only lit by lanterns on the tables. We had to wait around a while before we were seated, even though the tavern wasn't too busy. The wooden chairs were uncomfortable, and the window seats should have cushions. Our waiter was dressed in costume of the American Colonial era. We loved the chilled tankards filled with ice water. We started off with "Corn Chowder" (which was a little cold) and "Sally Lunn" bread. My husband and I both loved our freshly baked hot "Chicken Pot Pies" with a choice of green beans or carrots. We were too stuffed to try one of their pastries made from scratch - maybe next time.More
Outstanding, authentic, enormously gracious and friendly service. Costumes and decor are wonderful. I had the grilled garden sandwich with parmesan, ricotta and balsamic glaze. Side salad with a pleasant dressing made for a delicious lunch. The chilled tankards for beverages was great. My partner had...the braised beef sandwich with parmesan mashed on top. Also good. The Apple dumpling was huge. Great experience.More
My wife and I recently made two visits for breakfast at this wonderful colonial public house in the middle of the apple orchard zone in Oak Glen on the Riley's Farm complex. Immediately the tempo of colonial life slowed down to a very comfortable pace....We were greeted warmly. Our Monday visit with family was very fun with a field trip of middle school students going on outside rotating from station to station for weaving, candle dipping, the manual of arms lessons and so forth. All staff was in colonial costumes from the public house restaurant to the "red coats" outside in full military dress. The omelettes we had were exceptional as was the more traditional Sally Lunn bread. I will say that service is at a slower, more relaxed pace. This is not a Denny's. Parking was surprisingly busy for a Monday. Saturday's parking was hideous as the apple picking season was on. Get there early at opening times. Many other things to do on the grounds. An overall fun and enjoyable visit.More