The oldest KY restaurant is also a haunted inn

The oldest KY restaurant is also a haunted inn

On a number of occasions I have mentioned that there are restaurants in other cities around that are worth a road trip. “You know, I really want to eat there, so let’s do this too, this, and this.” See what I’m saying.

And those trips I’ve taken are always because the food is so good and it’s worth the drive. But what if the desired location is also searched? This is the icing on the cake and kind of turns your dining destination into an attraction.

The Old Talbot Hotel in Bardstown

Well, Bardstown KY is used to that. its old. It is a nice. It is full of interesting points. You can spend the whole day there. I mean, distillery tours are a great way to pass the time. As well as dine at the Old Talbott Tavern which also accompanies the Talbott Inn.

Great food at Old Talbot’s…and a few fishing spots in the house

Yes, the haunted inn. However, when they were there, the spirits did not feel their presence; We just enjoyed a wonderful dinner. In fact, I had the vegetable dish and it was shaking.

The food gets high marks, and so does the service. Debbie Baker was particularly pleased.

My two daughters went here for lunch today and it was delicious. But we were all a mess, so this waitress named Whitney, breathes (sic) fresh air. So kind, so soul-satisfying that without even knowing she was doing it, we waited. I can’t tell you how this woman lifted our spirits and all because she was just bringing in who she is. God bless you, Whitney, you wonderful woman. Happy birthday tomorrow.

History of the Old Talbot Tavern

Kentucky became a state in 1792, but the Old Talbott Tavern was created in 1779. I would say 243 years is plenty of time to develop a “ghostly” profile. And these people will agree:

As one of America’s oldest Western bus stops, Old Talbott Tavern has seen plenty of history’s “celebs” walk through its front door. From talbotttavern.com:

Through the welcoming gates of the Old Tavern, a long procession of statesmen, soldiers, adventurers, artists, and rulers passed. Andrew Jackson knew the warmth of the hearth fire in the central room. There, Henry Harrison found delight in its friendly atmosphere. General George Rodgers Clark used the tavern as a base. Provisions and ammunition were brought overland from Virginia and stored in the basements of the tavern.

Abraham Lincoln, Jesse James, Washington Irving and others honored the Old Talbott Tavern and Talbott Inn, which are still well booked. If you’re thinking about planning a late fall vacation or maybe something around the holidays, you might splurge on staying where some of the most famous – and I believe INFAMOUS – figures in American history visited.

In the meantime, enjoy your virtual tour through the gallery below.

Old Talbot Tavern and Talbot Haunted Inn in Bardstown Kentucky

How about a fun date to accompany a spooky road trip? You’ll get it all, and great food, at the Old Talbott Tavern and Talbott Inn.

Smallest Kentucky Cities Based on Latest Census

With the 2020 census complete, let’s take a look at the 15 smallest cities in Kentucky.

How many of these attractions did you visit in Kentucky?

Let’s see how much I’ve traveled in the Bluegrass State. Browse the list and see the attractions you’ve visited that are still on your to-do list. I need to be busy too.


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