Chowning’s Tavern

Chowning’s Tavern

  • $$
  • Accessible
  • Family Friendly

Cheers to Tradition

Gather ‘round at Chowning’s Tavern for hearty, Colonial-inspired pub fare, all served up in an authentic alehouse atmosphere. Try favorites of our founding fathers, including savory Shepherd’s Pye and satisfying trenchers served in bread bowls. Want to take a piece of Colonial Williamsburg home with you? Order a local craft beer and keep the traditional salted mug.

Chowning’s Tavern

  • Outdoor Garden Snack Bar Open “weather permitting”. 

 

Chowning's Tavern - All Day Fare

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Savouries

  • Josiah Chowing's Brunswick Stew

    Cup 6.95

    Bowl 10.95
  • To Butter Shrimp

    11.95
  • Caesar Salet

    6.95 Herb Grilled Chicken Breast add $5
  • Welsh Rarebit

    8.95
  • Ploughman's

    16.95
  • Slow Cooked Ox Tail

    12.95
  • Salet of Snipped Greens

    7.95
  • Savory Pasty

    7.95

Main Dishes

All sandwiches include choice of: House Chips, Fruit Cup, Suet Fries $2 upcharge

  • Grid Iron Beef Steak

    14.95
  • All Smokehouse Beef Hot Dog

    10.95
  • A Trencher of Beef

    14.95
  • Virginia Pork BBQ

    13.95
  • Spice-rubbed Roasted Breast of Yard Bird

    14.95
  • A Tasty Meatless Patty

    13.95
  • Low Country Shrimp Boil

    15.95
  • Shepard's Pye

    16.95
  • Seasonal Vegetable Pithivier

    13.95 These items are cooked to order and may be served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, beef, pork, lamb, seafood, shellfish or eggs increases in your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Sweets

  • Peanut Pie

    8.95
  • Chowning's Seasonal Ice Cream

    4.95
  • Cider Cake

    8.95
  • American Heritage Chocolate Cobbler

    8.95 All sweets are homemade by Colonial Williamsburg Pastry Chefs

Beers and Ales

Sample a flight of four beers of your choice $11

5oz taste - $4.50
16oz pint - $7.50
24oz mug - $10.50
Souvenir Pint & Beer - $20
Souvenir Mug & Beer - $25

*Josiah's seasonal beer and ale inventory varies widely. Ask you server about the offerings of the day and seasonal beer pricing.

Draught Beers

  • Old Stitch Brown Ale Williamsburg, VA
  • Seasonal Rotating IPA
  • Dear Old Mum Spiced Ale Williamsburg, VA
  • Tavern Classic Lager Williamsburg VA
  • Seasonal Hard Cider Virginia
  • Vienna Lager Roseland, VA
  • Brew's of the Season

From the Bottle

  • Raleigh Tavern Pale Ale 5
  • O'Doul's Nonalcoholic 5
  • Bud Light Seltzer 5

Non-Fortified Beverages

  • Chowning's Tavern Root Beer 3
  • Sparkling Apple Cider 3
  • Apple Cider 3

Family Punch Bowls

  • Lemon and Berry

    12

Punch Bowls

Mr. Chowning's Punch Bowl
Served in a Punch Bowl, Made for Sharing, Serves 2-4 people
$28 per bowl

  • Josiah Chowning's Punch Bowl

Fortified Beverages

  • Rummer

    12
  • Martha Washington's Rose

    13
  • Cucumber Palmer

    13
  • Chowning's Wine Spritz

    15
  • Witches Revenge

    13
  • Settlers Punch

    11

Wine

Sparkling and Rose

  • Glass Half Carafe Bottle
  • Pehu-Simonet Sparkling, France 8 16 32
  • La Petite Perriere Rose, France 9 18 3

White

  • Glass Half Carafe Bottle
  • Tavern White California 8 16 32
  • Champteloup Sauvignon Blanc, France 9 18 36
  • Annalisa Pinot Grigio, Italy 9 18 36
  • Rapidan River Riesling, Virginia 9 18 36
  • Belcreme de Lys Chardonnay, California 10 20 40

Red

  • Glass Half Carafe Bottle
  • Tavern Red California 8 16 32
  • Williamsburg Winery Merlot, Virginia 10 20 40
  • 10 Span Pinot Noir, California 9 18 36
  • Sterling Cabernet, California 10 20 40

Young Patriot's Menu

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Young Patriot’s Menu

For children 12 and younger.
All meals served with fountain beverage and choice of House-made Chips, or Fresh Fruit

  • BBQ Pork Sandwich

    7
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    7
  • Hot Dog

    7
  • Cheeseburger

    7

Chowning's Garden/Snack Bar

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Starters

  • Brunswick Stew

    6.95 cup
  • Caesar Salet

    6.95 $5.00 - Add Grilled Chicken
  • Grilled Street Corn

    4.95

Adult Offerings

All sandwiches come with a choice of: Potato Salad, Cole Slaw or Chips

  • Chowning's Burger

    14.95
  • Chowning's Hot Dog

    7.00
  • Virginia BBQ Pork Sandwich

    13.95
  • Beyond Burger

    13.95
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    14.95

Children's Menu

Ages 12 and under

Menu items come with a choice of Apple Sauce or Chips

  • Plain Cheeseburger

    7.00
  • Plain Hot Dog

    7.00
  • Plain Grilled Chicken Sandwich

    7.00
  • BBQ Sandwich

    7.00

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