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William Penn Inn

Rte. 202 and Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd, PA 19436
+1 215-699-9272
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (69 reviews)
“prime rib” (34 reviews)
“snapper soup” (21 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Rte. 202 and Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd, PA 19436
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the first negative review I've ever written. My husband and I were both disappointed last night at my birthday dinner. The Inn is gorgeous with a stunning history. The staff were all terrific. The food: not so much. We started with the bruschetta...More

1  Thank Rufein
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crab cakes were too heavily coated, could not taste the crab. I did not like four small cakes in place of one cake.

Thank dot M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate in the commonwealth club, it's more intimate then the Monet room. I had the prime rib(an end cut) it was done exactly like I ordered. They serve it with a beranise sauce for dipping, it compliments the meat perfectly. My...More

Thank jim m
GDowling, Manager at William Penn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

How lovely that you were able to join us for an intimate dinner. The Commonwealth Club is indeed a very beautiful area. Thank you for your review of your dining experience - I will be sure to pass on your comments to our culinary and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really a most wonderful place. Over the years we have had many family dinners and birthdays here but we are no longer close by and had not been here in awhile. We had a lovely Sunday dinner. From the kind hostess at the front podium...More

Thank M M
GDowling, Manager at William Penn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. It is indeed a pleasure to serve old friends! I will be sure to pass on your comments to our team - including the housekeeping department!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met a couple at the Inn that we hadn't seen in over 20 years, and read the reviews with tepid feelings. I was very pleasantly surprised by the food quality, the service and attention and the overall atmosphere. The Inn has always catered to...More

Thank Nicholas M
Gretchen1960, Manager at William Penn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review - I'm happy that we have regained you as a guest!

Reviewed 8 September 2018

Atmosphere wonderful. Service wonderful. The food was so overpriced it wasn't funny. I won't go back.More

Thank PegF25
GDowling, Manager at William Penn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Dear Peg, I'm sorry that you felt that our menu items are overpriced. We believe that we serve generous portions and that there is good value for the meal that you receive. I am assuming that you joined us for lunch where our entrée choices...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

We used to go to the William Penn inn in the 90's at least once a month for the buffet,the last time we went i was shocked at the prices and the quality of food and service,it was crowded and it seemed like they were...More

Thank surfisher53
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Birthdays seem to come around so quickly - but a postcard from the Wm. Penn Inn reminding you of your Frequent Diner card's free dessert for the birthday person will take some of the sting out of another year tallied. The beautiful old inn, exuding...More

1  Thank OldBridges
GDowling, Manager at William Penn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you for your most informative, complimentary review - much appreciated and a happy birthday to you!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

I had the pleasure of dining at the William Penn Inn recently. Two of my friends were in the area on business, and I selected the Inn for dinner, even though it is about 1 1/2 hours travel time from my house in New Jersey....More

2  Thank james f
GDowling, Manager at William Penn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review - we are indeed very proud of the excellent food that our very talented chefs prepare. The next time that you come, please sign up for our frequent dining program (if you did not already) and you...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018

My visit started off on the bad side, the drinks took almost half an hour to get and one of my guest beer was warm and had to add ice and then the salad had a hair in it from someone in the kitchen which...More

1  Thank churchvillepa
GDowling, Manager at William Penn Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

If you would be so kind as to give us a call, I would be interested in speaking with you regarding your experience here at the Inn. I am equally disappointed in your in the service that you received.

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Wendy T
20 September 2018|
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Response from Nicholas M | Reviewed this property |
I suspect not, but call them to query whether they have corkage fees for wines for special occasions
Wendy T
20 September 2018|
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Response from wstmd | Reviewed this property |
No, not A BYOB. Full bar, full selection of wines
25 December 2016|
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Response from Gretchen1960 | Property representative |
They are given out to you when you dine in the restaurants after Thanksgiving through the month of December.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rte. 202 and Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd, PA 19436
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Gwynedd
  • Phone Number: +1 215-699-9272
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