In 1780, General George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette had a meeting under this tree in Gaylordsville, Connecticut.  They were here in the middle of the American Revolution

The Old Oak Tavern has been built in the first Post Office and General Store in  Gaylordsville.  Reverend Peter Gaylord originally built it in 1805 and many of the original timbers and structure remain. We have created the Old Oak Tavern as a salute to the Washington Oak in Gaylordsville where General George Washington met under the tree with his troops in 1789. He was on his way to Hartford to meet the French who assisted us in winning our independence. Washington also met with Reverend Peter Gaylord, for whom Gaylordsville is named, for lunch on that day.

Our goal here at The Old Oak Tavern is to provide a comfortable, casual dining experience providing good food served by friendly staff. We source locally as much as is available and when in season because we believe that supporting our local businesses is important in all our success. We hope you enjoy your experience and come and see us often as our specials change regularly. If you don’t see something that you like let us know and we will try to accommodate you. Feel free to take a look around at some of the photos and pictures that attempt to characterize the era when this building was built. Also feel free to check out the local artists in our art gallery on the second floor.


The Old Oak Tavern