Visited 12 May, 2018.
A walk across the river (and then a bit) into Vermont brought us to the Norwich Inn (in Norwich, VT) which houses Jasper Murdock’s Alehouse (&Brewery), our selected beers and linner destination.
It was worth the walk. J sampled 4 of the beers and I had an excellent tart dry cider. After slaking our thirst a bit, we embarked on the meal by opening with soft alehouse pretzels. These were warm sticks of lightly salted pretzel bread served with ale mustard and ale cheddar sauce. The pretzels were nice, J like both sauces but seemed to prefer the mustard while I found the mustard a bit sweet and quite preferred the sharp cheddar sauce. Moving on, we arm-wrestled (virtually) and J won the Farm House Venison Chili. The chili was very good, well-seasoned with a nice blend of red and black beans; it would have been better with a higher meat to bean ratio as the venison did not stand out as the main flavor. It had two wedges of good moist cornbread on top. I opted for the Grass Fed Cheddar Burger. While it was a small patty (the bun had a much larger diameter), they chose to make it thick (excellent choice) so that it was a good meaty bite; excellent beef covered in a thin layer of fabulous cheddar (more please), fresh slices of tomato, leaves of lettuce, and red onion slices (which I did not eat). The bun was pretty standard but I enjoyed the burger. Once again, the fries were floppy but not greasy. It was a good meal overall.
A return trip is worth the walk across the river.