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Reviewed 14 June 2017

We chose the Birchwood Inn because of its central location to area flea markets we wanted to visit. Whenever possible, we prefer to stay at a B&B rather than a hotel, and the Birchwood was the perfect choice. The last hour or so on our trip from Connecticut was on a county route, not interstate highway, and we saw beautiful rural landscapes, which set the mood for our first impression of the Birchwood. It’s on a main route in quiet Temple, NH, and served as a stagecoach stop. The present brick structure was probably built around 1800 and has been very thoughtfully renovated to serve the current traveler. It’s an historic property and all changes to the structure can be reversed; even the original windows are in storage and can be replaced. The wide front porch beckons a welcome and provides a charming reading and greeting spot. The owners, Andrew and Nick, UK immigrants, were both warm and professional with delightfully dry sense of English humor.

We stayed in the Cambridge Suite on the second floor, with queen bed and twin-size day bed. All three rooms have a private bath, TV with DVD, Wi-Fi, fridge and Keurig machine. The Brighton and Royal Bath Suites also have a microwave. The bed was comfortable and the day bed, in its own nook, made a sweet, cozy spot to read. Everything, including the bathroom, was meticulously clean.

The only concern I had was the potential noise from the London Tavern downstairs. However, the Tavern offers a fine dining experience rather than a noisy pub encounter, so even the Friday and Saturday nights were quiet. During the day, occasionally a passing vehicle could be heard, and the main sound was the chirping of birds nestled in the surrounding old growth trees.
Breakfast, served 7:30-9:00, included a fresh fruit bowl, juice, coffee or tea, and a choice of egg dishes, Eggy Bread (the English equivalent of French Toast) and bacon or sausage. We thoroughly enjoyed Eggy Bread and tasty cheese omelets.
Take a moment or two to visit the town green across the street, with its monuments to Temple founders and military and maybe another minute at the Revolutionary era Temple Village Cemetery opposite the green. Temple itself, is very relaxing and peaceful, and yet, only 15 minutes away, is the bustling town of Peterborough, with a plethora of restaurants and shops. We had such an enjoyable time, we’re already planning another stay in the fall.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This place has been a continuous inn since Revolutionary War times but is in tip-top condition, with rockers on the porch and the nicest kinds of B&B furniture, bedding, and accents. We stayed in the suite at the front of the inn, two well-appointed rooms, one with queen bed and one with convertible futon sofabed, both comfortable for sleeping and both rooms with tv and good seating, bathroom with shower at back of queen bed room, well-stocked coffee area between the two rooms. WiFi worked great, easy to use. The village is scenic, and the inn is not far from artsy town of Peterborough and Mount Pack Monadnock, with lots of trails and great vistas from the top, which is reached by a winding road. The included breakfast was generous and all home-cooked, served in quaint tavern on ground floor where we also had a delicious dinner. This was our favorite B&B on a ten day trip in New England.

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were in town for a wedding and stayed three nights in this beautiful, historic B&B this past week. From night one, Nick and Andrew made us feel comfortable and kept us very well fed. Best breakfast I have ever had! We regret not having the time to have dinner there, due to wedding related events, because it smelled sooo good. You also know the food is good when you see a packed dining room/tavern nightly. You can tell they take the time to think about the little details to make you feel right at home. The area is quiet, friendly, beautiful and offers lots of charm. Even if you cannot stay there and are near the area, I would highly recommend you to stop in for some great conversation, a drink and some amazing English food. I would recommend this Inn to everyone and anyone. We will be back for sure!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

This exceptional restaurant is located in rural New Hampshire, but could easily pass for one in Hampshire, England. The menu offers several British dishes including entrees, and several American favorites as well. The owner came by our table as we finished eating and chatted about the history of the old building which has been updated and converted from a private home and his British background.
We come to New Hampshire often, and now that we have found it, we will make the Birchwood Inn one of our favorite restaurants to visit here.

Room Tip: Not a hotel even though it's called an "Inn". It's a restaurant.
  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Thank Ken C
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

What a beautiful BnB! Large, recently updated room with in room bathroom, king size bed, tastefully decorated in a comfortable, homey fashion. Lavish breakfast prepared and served by our hosts, Nick and Andrew, who looked after every detail of our visit with promptness and a dry, British sense of humor. Book your room, you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Don H
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