Jasper Murdock's Alehouse

4.4
154 reviews
$30 and under
American

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Casual
Welcome to The Norwich Inn

The Norwich Inn has a foundation that dates back to 1797 when Colonel Jasper Murdock served his first ale. Since 1797 the restaurant has constantly evolved to what it is today.

At The Norwich Inn, we view our food philosophy as a celebration of ingredients that are cherished in our community. We are a revitalization of food identity, culture, and authenticity. Our restaurant is not one concept, but rather a lifestyle, thus, we must constantly change in order to stay the same. We strive to create honest and wholesome experiences for each guest.

We feature an onsite brewery that focuses on handcrafted English ales.

We are currently open for Indoor and Outdoor dining please notate your preference in your reservation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 154 People Are Saying
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GraceA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance in the dining room. Our server was very attentive and we received our meals quickly.

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UVFoodie
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our server was very slow. Initial greeting was good, it took a very long time for our 1st beer to arrive. We ordered the Crispy Wings, they were not at all crispy. I ordered the Murdock Pizza, it was out, so I ordered the classic pizza and I was told the only modification I could have was pepperoni. The crust was nice, but the toppings of sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan were not exciting. My partner had the burger which was excellent. They did make the fries crispy on that plate. The expanded patio is very nice, although we couldn’t get our table to not wobble.

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Server took a ver long time to get us drinks, and then was surly when we ordered a second round. Do nor order the pizza, which was bland and tasteless. Other food (burger, fish&chips) was good, but pricey.

Jasper Murdock's Alehouse
Responded on 21 May 2021

Hi Brian, We are very sorry you had such a poor experience. It is our goal to ensure each guest enjoys their time at the Inn and it's obvious we fell short on this occasion. COVID has caused many transitions for us and in the past 2 weeks our daily covers has increased rapidly. We have team members back who have been laid off for 14 months and are learning a whole new form of service as well as a new P.O.S. system. We apologize that we could not meet our normal standards on this occasion.

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TAMARACK
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant and pub! Classic New England, elegant, clean and friendly. A wonderful staff make you feel right at home. Sit on the front porch in rocking chairs to enjoy a drink.

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vipSusanG
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A welcoming and attractive country inn dining room with an appealing but not large menu (salads, potstickers, burgers, grilled shrimp and chicken) and to die for desserts. Excellent cocktails.

JR
JoanR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salmon nicely glazed; perfectly grilled

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a magnificent stay at the Norwich Inn, including both dinner and the room were lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day
Seated by a waitress, who was questioned about us having a reservation by another staff member , loud and in front of everyone, trying to call her out on something because we weren’t at the table the second party thought we should be.
We had been seated for ten to fifteen minutes at that point
we already had drinks

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Wendyxski
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was Prime Rib night when we went. It's not my favorite but I put in the preorder for both of us the week before. It was some of the best prime rib I ever had. The asparagus was done perfectly and baked potato with sour cream and bacon bits delicious. Since it's covid, they are only using a few tables so it was very quiet. I was disappointed the fire wasn't on, but all in all, a lovely experience.

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RosemaryO
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much appreciate that you are staying open for (safe) in-person dining, The staff are wonderful, the food is wonderful, and it almost feels normal eating out except, of course, for the lack of many other diners!

Jasper Murdock's Alehouse
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you!! We really appreciate you taking the time to post this. We are so happy you were able to enjoy our establishment. We are so thankful for your support during this difficult time. -Dave Burtonbush Innkeeper

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TonyF
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

great service, comfortable and nostalgic atmosphere, house brewed beers were very tasty.

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rafa
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was great...good selection to choose from...particularly wonderful burger and fries ! loved the fish and chips and the caesar salad was good...nice beer selection to choose from....great great staff make you feel very at home all the time....was a treat to go here.

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vipDavidW
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Quaint Inn with good food doing a great job with the limitations of COVID restrictions.

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LoriD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat!! Pub was really cozy, and the food was delicious!! It too crowded in a weekday!

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Dusty
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burgers ever. And martinis. And Courtney is a treasure.

MA
MARVINW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT SMALL MENU. PRICES STANDARD. DELICIOUS FOOD. CRAFT BEER ON TAP. SERVICE EXPERIENCED

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely inn good food excellent service did great job of utilizing covid guidelines they even put on a heater for me on the patio would recommend

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PippaD
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is limited but excellent. We had a burger, sweet potato fries, fish and chips --- very tasty. Good salad too.

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BillyS
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable! Britney was great and Courtney makes the perfect martini 😉! The food was timely and tasty! Thanks

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StephenF
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We sat outdoors in a socially spaced area behind the Inn.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very overpriced; limited menu. A long distance from what it was pre-COVID

Jasper Murdock's Alehouse
Responded on 9 September 2020

We Apologize that your last experience was very different from your Pre-COVID experience. You are correct that our menu is much more limited than it was prior to COVID. With the current restrictions on social distancing, capacity and current demands we are rebuilding our business slowly. We value your feedback and can assure you that we plan on expanding the menu offerings, hours of operation and hope to reach the levels of business and expectations of you our guests that we met prior to COVID.

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CarlyR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great spot to dine at during covid. 4 of us visited on a Thursday night to celebrate a birthday. The ambience was lovely. We ate on the patio, which was nice and shaded and surrounded by flowers. Tables were appropriately distanced, and the staff were attentive but did not hover, allowing us to stay distant. The beer was excellent and the food was great, minus one issue with one dish which the wait staff promptly exchanged for a new plate. I highly recommend the blackberry sorbet.

SG
vipSusanG
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patio seating with "social distancing" worked well. It was wonderful to be there again. Excellent salmon burger, new on the menu. The staff moved effortlessly from indoors to outside. I plan to go again soon.

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CricketC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening to be outside on the patio! We had a great time!

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PaulaN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful server - friendly, efficient, fun.

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Fishnchips
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely establishment with great device and good food. Nice pub!

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jandd
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is very pleasant sitting outside on their brick patio, The wait staff was excellent.
The social distancing and other Covid-19 precautions were all as one would hope.
This is the second time I have gone there under these circumstances and in both cases, all was just right. I return frequently for their cheddar burger---super!

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DanW
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was wonderful. Best version yet.

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NicoleT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

We arrived and were sat on time, but no one came to our table for 15 minutes. We ordered 3 appetizers and drinks and it took 30 minutes to get our food. The food itself was fine, but a frustrating experience overall.

Jasper Murdock's Alehouse
Responded on 9 March 2020

Hi Nicole, Thank you for your feedback. We strive to offer a pleasant, professional and efficient experience for all of our guests and apologize that we fell short on this evening. Due to unforeseen circumstances we were unable to provide our normal standard of service on this particular evening. This is not our usual experience and we apologize sincerely that your experience was affected by our issues that evening. We value the feedback and will use it to hopefully prevent this in the future.

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Charcoal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Kitchen needs to degrease their sauce. I ordered the lamb stew. It came in a bowl with a thin liquid like soup. The liquid quickly separated into fat and sauce with a level of grease (fat) floating on top.
My wife and daughter each ordered a burger. They were stacked and nicely presented but the meat was low on taste after you took away everything else.

We read prior reviews so we expected slow service and it sure was slow. Our waitress could have been better, she never mentioned any specials and seemed in a rush to take our orders. However much of a rush she was in, the kitchen certainly wasn’t.

However the room was nice but a bit loud.

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PaulB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, great friendly service. Food was worth the price. Definitely going back.

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KeithL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

VERY slow service.

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DanW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Caesar salad not as good as previous chef’s. English muffins are cooked so that bottom are overcooked a treat is undercooked. Otherwise everything is great!

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dwoods
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, but exceptionally good service. Our server, Morgan, made sure we were comfortable the entire evening and offered plenty of suggestions about the menu. She made sure we had everything we needed, didn't forget a single condiment or side, and packed our leftovers up perfectly. We were well taken care of and would definitely go back again. A great date night!

SG
vipSusanG
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining rooms have become really attractive: small bouquets of flowers, candlelight, twinkly lights and soft gray walls. Tables are nicely set apart allowing for easy conversation. I now have dinner there with a friend every several weeks and it never disappoints.

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RebelDeb22
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Norwich Inn has a little gem of a restaurant! I have been there twice in the last month and both times it was a wonderful experience. The staff makes you feel at home. Ask for a table near the fireplace and you will feel warm a cosy while tasting delectable creations. A must visit in Vermont!

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DebraF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Service was a little slow. Beautiful venue!

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CynthiaG
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our family of 6 loved the Norwich Inn and being able to use Open Table to make the reservation. It was a great value for a historic Vermont Inn and the very fresh and delicious food. We enjoyed seeing the holiday decorations. We had a very satisfying evening there.

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vipSusanG
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. One hopes that lunch will return sometime soon.

DW
DanW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch/lunch; nice table,efficient service, reasonably priced

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Jasper Murdock's Alehouse is rated 4.4 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.