Yardley Inn

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The Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar, located along the Delaware River in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

The Yardley Inn Restaurant, Bar & Farm is a Zagat-rated restaurant in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, specializing in contemporary American cuisine. The Yardley Inn’s kitchen offers a diverse menu of seafood and shellfish, beef, chicken, pork, and pasta. Banquet rooms and individual dining rooms are available for private parties and special events.

From September 2004 through June 2006, three major floods devastated much of Yardley, causing the inn to close its doors several times to repair floodwater damages and replace restaurant equipment. The damages from all three floods summed more than 1 million dollars in repairs and restorations.

The Yardley Inn added its Riverside Kitchen Garden and farm plot along River Road in early 2011, a longtime dream of Chef Eben and the owners of the inn. The garden and farm land provide many ingredients for the Yardley Inn's meals, and other ingredients like poultry and eggs from Griggstown Quail Farm and all of the inn's cheeses are sourced as locally as possible.

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Founded in 1832, The Yardley Inn originally went by the name of The White Swan. Near the Delaware River in Yardley, PA, the restaurant served as a stopping point for farmers traveling to the Philadelphia Front Street Market.

In 1882 a Temperance Reform Movement rescinded the tavern’s license. From this time until John J. Fitzgerald purchased the inn and regained the license, the building carried on as a cycler’s road house.

The inn continued to enjoy much success until the flood of 1955. The White Swan closed its doors until 1958, when it reopened as The Yardley Inn. Today, Bob and Robin Freed are the owners of The Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar.

In recent years, The Yardley Inn has won various awards including 2008 Neighbors' Choice Awards for Best Lunch in Bucks County from the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Magazine's Philly Cooks! Competition. Most recently, the inn received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence three years in a row, as well as OpenTable's Diner's Choice Award for 2011 and 2012. The Yardley Inn was named one of Zagat's 10 Best Waterside Restaurants in the Philadelphia Area as well as the Bucks County Courier Times' Best Restaurant in Bucks. Yardley Inn Executive Chef Eben Copple also received the grand prize in the Mrs. G's Chef Competition, hosted in connection with BUCKS Life Magazine.

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Coordinates: 40°14′40″N 74°50′12″W / 40.24455°N 74.83672°W / 40.24455; -74.83672