We’ve completed a lot of renovations at Ravenwood Castle this winter. We rebuilt the Silversmith’s House from the inside out, replaced the tables in the Great Hall, upgraded the Gypsy Wagons and their bath house, and of course, opened five brand new cabins in the Huntsman’s Hollow.
But the upgrade that I have personally been the most excited about is that of the Raven’s Roost Pub, which debuted at this last week’s Ice & Fire convention.
It’s no secret that my favorite place at Ravenwood is behind the bar in the Raven’s Roost Pub. I’ve spent a lot of time behind that bar over the last two years, chatting with guests on a variety of topics. One subject which often came up was that of the Pub itself, and the improvements that could be made. Many of the suggestions and ideas from those conversations went into this renovation, which has been in the planning for nearly as long as we have owned Ravenwood.
We started this renovation by replacing all of the tables in the Pub. We then brought in a new commercial grade cooler, which meant room for an even larger selection of beverages. And finally, over the last week we have completely rebuilt the serving area and the bar itself.
The gorgeous new bar area, built by Carl Sartoris from Paramount Kitchen & Bath, features a ten foot natural cherry bar, traditional foot rail and stools, much improved lighting, and some absolutely beautiful stone work.
The center piece of the back bar is a traditional beer barrel, provided by Hoppin’ Frog Brewery out of Akron. At the moment the barrel serves solely as an aesthetic focal piece. In the coming weeks, the barrel will become home to several beer taps as we implement a much requested draft beer system.
Stop on down for a visit and take a look at the new and improved Raven’s Roost Pub.
Join us for one of our upcoming beer tasting weekends, or just pop in to enjoy a fine craft brew and a bite to eat. We’ll save you a seat by the bar!