The Village Bar opened in 1948 in what was formerly a feed store built in the 1870's. A full service kitchen was added in the 1970's by the current owner and proprietor, Sam Harvey. A combination of great food and drink, at very reasonable prices, has kept the ‘Village’ a popular destination for well over 60 years.
(The widening of Manchester Road from 2 to 5 lanes led to the back door becoming our "main entrance". Please drive around the back and use this entrance. There’s ample parking around the historic "old red barn" that sits behind the property.)
What keeps people coming back are our outstanding burgers, which are fresh pressed then cooked behind the bar on an old flat top grill. We are also known for our hand breaded onion rings and mushrooms, made fresh per order the old fashioned way. Other favorites are our homemade chili and fresh cooked jumbo wings.
Besides numerous awards for our burgers, and many articles written on the bar and it's history, we‘re also know for our genuine "old time ambience". Visiting the "Village" is truly a step back in time as things are run today pretty much as they have been since the bar’s beginning. For example our open seating - always on a first come, first served basis - may mean you share a table with some new friends. Also, with the exception of new HD televisions, our basic décor hasn‘t changed all that much since Harry Truman was President. The ‘Village’ is often described by our regulars as being ‘on the laid back side of casual’. And we don’t plan on changing a thing!
The ’Village’ has always attracted a diverse clientele, is truly a melting pot of people who come to enjoy a great burger and cold beer with friends while relaxing by the old stone fireplace, playing a game of shuffleboard or watching a sporting event. We want our customers to enjoy their visit then come back again and again. Sam and Jan Harvey, and their entire staff, invite you to stop by and experience our ‘Village’.