A very nice piece in the Boston Globe today by reporter James Reed about Hancock, New Hampshire. Writes James: “It’s exactly how non-natives imagine small-town New England in all its sleepy wonder and bucolic surroundings.” Thank you, James.
Saturday, October 4th A History Weekend at The Hancock Inn Moderated by Howard Mansfield Once upon a time, water in New Hampshire was hoarded. Nearly every pond, lake, river, and brook was altered. Dams were built, swamps and pastures were flooded. The “unspoiled” lakes, beloved by summer visitors today, and the “pristine” ponds in nature sanctuaries, have a hidden industrial past. They were reservoirs. Impounded water was the coal heap…
ON the heels of our recent wine tasting, we will host a taste of American whiskeys - bourbons and ryes - on Saturday, September 20th, at 5:00 p.m. The tasting will be led by Chuck Cowdery, writer and Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame member. You can learn more about Chuck AND American whiskey at http://chuckcowdery.blogspot.com. The guided tasting with small bites menu is $20 or $35 for two. A limited number of seats are available…
Napa winemaker, Art+Farm was here for a wine tasting dinner this week. Owner, Kat McDonald led a packed house on a tour of both her whites and reds. These are great, very approachable wines: drinkable, affordable, delicious.
Spectators witnessed a back-and-forth match in the Finals of the Inn’s first Croquet Tournament. In the end, Tom Gloudemans and John Guimond triumphed over Rich LeFebvre and Daniel Henderson by the score 4-0.
FOURTEEN teams will compete for our first Croquet Championship that starts this weekend and continues through until the Finals, scheduled for Sunday July 6th. Many thanks to all the participants! Come be part of the gallery, along with the goats next door (who never miss a game). Wear a festive hat. Carry a parasol. Go without socks. Clap, clap, clap.
The Spring and Summer season is here, which means the Inn is open for dinner beginning May 19th, seven nights a week, plus Brunch on Sundays. Sunday nights, of course, it’s our prix fixe Sunday Supper menu, which changes every week. Check out the Dining section on our web site, or call the Inn for details. We look forward to seeing you here!