Some might think it odd that an “ale house” would consider itself a family restaurant, but that’s exactly what the Garden Ale House is. After all, the original ale houses were local gathering places that welcomed everyone for food, warmth, conversation, and, yes a glass of something. And while times have changed, the concept of a welcoming local establishment that serves good food to families has not.
The Gardner Ale House is a family restaurant that offers a whole lot more:
- Family-friendly menu with a creative twist for more adventurous eaters
- Lots of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients
- Craft beers from our own Moon Hill Brewing
- Gourmet coffee and espresso from Dean’s Beans in nearby Orange, MA
The Gardner Ale House is, at its core, a family restaurant for Gardner, Massachusetts and the surrounding communities. That can mean different things to different people, but we think it means an establishment featuring a relaxed, casual atmosphere that offers something for everyone – kids included. Our menu is appropriate for everyone from youngsters to the young-at-heart. Even the pickiest of eaters will find something to love on our menu – from a variety of chicken wings to chowder, steak tips, and more.
Now, if you’re thinking “Oh, sounds like another one of those generic chain pubs,” we’re gonna stop you right there. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if you consider yourself a foodie, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the often eclectic offerings you’ll find on any given day here at the Ale House. We’ll have interesting pairings of food and drink to satisfy even the most creative cuisine craver. From cooked-to-order hand-carved steaks to the freshest of seafood.
But wait, let’s get back to the whole Gardner, Massachusetts family restaurant thing. We understand the importance of a family night out, so we make sure that mom and dad get what they want and the kids are treated with respect and attention – we’ll even ensure that they’re served first to keep everybody happy, if that would be helpful. Yes, it’s true that we feature finely-crafted ales and lagers from our own brewery, Moon Hill Brewing, Co. We also have great guest-offerings of gluten-free alcohol beverages and inventive cocktails at our full-service bar. But we also have non-alcoholic, high-quality beverages, including Pepsi, bottled IBC Root Beer, and even activated-charcoal-filtered water.
So the next time you’re looking for a restaurant that can satisfy everyone in your family, we humbly suggest you swing by the Gardner Ale House. We’ve got something you – and the kids – will love.