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ESSEX BOARD OF TRADE MEMBERSHIP
36 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426
Opened for business in 1776, The Griswold Inn has provided comforable beds, extraordinary meals and superb drink for over 235 years! Situated in the heart of Essex village mere steps from the Connecticut River, the 'Gris' serves as a hub of community life. Its five distinct dining rooms collectively house one of the most important private maritime art collections in the country. The award-winning Tap Room - voted Connecticut's Best Bar over and over - features live music nightly and the stunning Wine Bar is in every aspect - delicious!
The most recent addition to The Griswold Inn "campus" is The Griswold Inn Store ~ Goods & Curiosities.
As noted in 1000 Places To See Before You Die, The Griswold Inn is truly a "must experience".
Lunch and Dinner served daily, Hunt Breakfast every Sunday. Historic Dining Rooms and Tap Room open 7 days, the Wine Bar open Wednesdays through Sundays beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Store is open 7 days a week in summer, fall and early winter, Wednesdays through Sundays from January through May. Please view website for more.
First Annual Holiday Showcase
Join us for our First Annual Holiday Showcase featuring guest artisans, crafters and authors! Please visit our store page for more event information. Saturday, December 10, 12-5: Caskata and Artist Shawn Laughlin, creators of exquisite handcrafted products for the home; Rina Young, Jewlery Designer Extraordinaire, with the newest designs in her stunning collections; Barbara Ann Kipfer, Award-Winning Author, introducing her most recently published book, The Culinarian, and Ron and Fran Adams, creators of Winding Drive Jam and Jelly, with their extensive line of prize-winning jams, jellies and marmalades.
Meet Baker Extraordinaire, Arline Consigliano!
Join the merriment at Goods & Curiosities! Meet Arline, baker extraordinaire and founder, Imperial Cookies, and sample some of her delectable desserts - cookies, biscotti and cakes, OH MY! All will be available for purchase as well. Arline's baked goods are made with the highest quality ingredients in generous proportions - chunks of Belgian chocolate, Grade AA butter, nuggets of ginger, pure vanilla...and no preservatives! "Everything is the real deal." YUM! We will also feature specials on holiday cards and calendars, doorprize drawings, hot beverage samples, free gift wrapping...Enjoy a stimulating and sensational shopping experience with us!
Experience the Villages of Essex, Centerbrook and Ivoryton.
Historic seaport charm: Unique restaurants, shops, attractions and more.