Old Owl Tavern

Old Owl Tavern

Per the Governor’s November 2020 Mandate:
As of Sunday, November 22nd, the The Old Owl Tavern, & The Owl’s Nest Pub will be CLOSED indefinitely until a final decision is made by the Governor on how we are able to do business following this recent shut down.
We will however be selling our Country Ham Biscuits, Chopped Country Ham, and Sliced Country Ham. For full pricing and ordering details, please click here Beaumont Inn’s Country Ham.
We are also offering limited To-Go from the Tavern, please see our homepage and follow us on social media for full details and offerings.

More Details about the Tavern:

Did you know that we have 70+ different bourbons for you to choose from?

MENUS: Tavern Lunch Menu and Tavern Dinner Menu 
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We are an official sponsor of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail®. Since we are located in the middle of bourbon country, stop by the Old Owl TAVERN after a day of touring the distilleries. Or arrange a grand tour of bourbons without moving from your seat with our Innkeeper’s Bourbon Tasting with Dixon.

Did you know that one of the very BEST Bourbon collections in all of Kentucky is right here at The Old Owl Tavern? In fact The Old Owl Tavern was just named one of the best bourbon bars by the Bourbon Review.  If you’re into Bourbon, you need to get in to The Tavern! Order a bourbon flight with tasting notes.

Old Owl Tavern

The Old Owl TAVERN is named for the Dedman family’s Kentucky Owl Bourbon Whiskey distilled along the Kentucky River prior to Prohibition. This southern wing, ground floor area originally provided housing for the horse carriages transporting the young ladies to this prestigious girls’ school. Dirt floors and “Kentucky marble” stone walls have been transformed into a popular casual bar and restaurant complete with porch dining cooled by ceiling fans and century old shade trees. The original hand-hewn beams, fireplace mantel, hand-cut stone walls and splendid old photographs depicting many of Mercer County’s pre-Prohibition distilleries provide a glimpse back into Harrodsburg’s colorful past. The TAVERN boasts casual fare, great wine and spirits available from the Kentucky-crafted twenty-three foot mahogany bar. It merrily beckons the weary traveler, as did the early Harrodsburg taverns of the 18th and 19th century. Read about our Kentucky Country Ham!

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