In the past two weeks, on two separate trips through the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts, my wife and I had lunch twice at Champney’s, the restaurant at the marvelous Deerfield Inn (which is the subject of another favorable review.) Service was excellent as was the food – soup and sandwiches on both occasions. On the two occasions, we enjoyed a great grilled chicken sandwich, a half-pound blue cheese burger, and a turkey sandwich made with cranberry sauce – all first rate. Also worthy of mention are the homemade French fries served with the sandwiches and the maple-sweetened Indian pudding with maple flavoring for dessert, also prepared on the premises. We heard other customers commenting favorably on other lunch menu items, including fish and chips. Ambiance in the Tavern at Champney’s, where we ate, is cozy and the staff is very personable. It’s worth a stop if you’re in the area.
We also ate at Champney's on a similar trip in 2009, and the same comments would apply to that occasion. (Sorry, insufficient information to rate the more extensive dinner menu.)