Jean Bonnet Tavern

Taps: 16-20 | Bottles: 20
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
SudsMcDuff  (190) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 25, 2013
this is a bit of a joint rating. the bar is well stocked for the area (locals plus some really nice brews on, bells two hearted for example) .. really friendly staff .. great food!! the most awesome onion rings! .. . now the other reason my score is so high, i stayed a few days upstairs in the hotel part. fantastic place all around. really hope i make it back there one day!!!
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Mooncattie  (60) Markham, Ontario | April 16, 2012
How many times have I driven along the Pennsylvania Turnpike and gone roaring past this gem of an Inn, just a stone’s throw off the road? Well, I made the trip to Bedford on April 6, 2012 and what a discovery this place is! An old colonial tavern featuring excellent food and a dozen PA-brewed beers. They seem to have a special bond with Marzoni’s, who are just up the road in Duncansville. I started my evening in the pub room with the house specials, Forbes Trail Pale Ale and Liberty Pole Pilsner, both supplied by Marzoni’s. Then it was off to the dining room for a delicious reuben sandwich and a McSorley’s Black Lager. That was about all I dared sample before making the drive back to my hotel a half-hour away. I’m not sure whether it rates an "exceptional" tag, but it was certainly Excellent, is recommended to any parched travellers along the Turnpike or Route 30, and is a spot I’d like to return to!
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
roder60  (41) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 13, 2009
Stopped by this place for a rest and a drink on the way back to Pittsburgh from Gettysburg. Even though on the map it appears right off the turnpike, its really a few miles away and would be hard to find without directions. When we got there it was about 5pm on a wednesday and the place was packed. Nice draft beer selections from a variety of micros with a few I hadn’t had before. A pint ran about $4-5. On a whim we ordered a plate of their wings which was excellent. Live music started up soon afterwards. Overall, definitely a nice PA turnpike stop.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
cchubb  (12) Minneola, Florida | December 29, 2008
Drove by this place for years and never stopped in. Boy am I sorry. A fully restored inn from the mid 1700s and the owner goes to great lengths to keep the mood colonial without being intrusive. Warm fire and period decorations with some nods to the frontier life in the ingredients and presentation on pewter plates and the like. And being in central PA, the prices are low for what you get. All of the 12 taps are micros and about 3/4 of them are PA brews with a focus on big malty beers and rich stouts. I would give a beer list but the owner mentioned that he rotates about 1/2 of the taps when the seasons change or new beers strike his fancy. "Always something new" to keep the locals coming back he says.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
kassner  (89) Wexford, Pennsylvania | June 8, 2008
i love this place for the history, structure, friendly serice and patrons. It is often on my way as I travel between Pittsburgh and points on the coast. Food is Ok too. Only difficulty is it is not just off the turnpike. I usually take 31 to and from Somerset. It has a great collection of PA beers and a few others. Limit one per visit as I have to get back on the road. Love the roaring real fire in winter, the deck in Summer. Have to figure a way to spend the night .
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
3fourths  (1527) Boulder, Colorado | February 24, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
Awesome old colonial building a few miles west of Bedford - apparently this is where the Whiskey Rebellion began... the building has a dining side and a tavern side, and the decor and design is fantastic - homely, like a lodge or cabin, with a colonial feel. Food selection was really good for central PA, with some good seafood dishes and some excellent soups - this is not run of the mill restaurant, this is a place that knows what they’re doing and they do it well, without any pretentiousness. Draft selection was fantastic, for really any place, not just central PA: Stoudts, Weyerbacher, East End, Penn, Erie, Troegs, Victory, Yards, Lancaster and more. I’ll definitely stop in again on my way through.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
Nate  (315) Indiana, Pennsylvania | June 28, 2006
Nice place to eat and drink. This is a 1760s inn, and you can still rent rooms here. Great decor with old wooden floors, nice fireplace. Beer selection is limited, but the draught list includes Red Hook, Troegs, Erie, Appalachian, Marzoni’s, Johnstown, Bell’s. Some DFH bottles, too, including WWS. Nice menu items, from seafood to Italian to lamb.

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