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. Make friends with fellow diners over a frothy pint, or enjoy an ale outside in the beer garden. Want to take a piece of Colonial Williamsburg home with you? Order a local craft beer and keep the traditional salted mug.

If you’re in need of a quick bite to fuel your day of exploration, stop by Chowning’s Garden Grill between 11am and 4pm daily for burgers, sausages, stew, BBQ, salads, and sweet treats.

Chowning's Tavern - All Day Fare

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Plates to Share

(GF) Denotes item which can be prepared Gluten Free upon request.

  • Basket of House-Made Chips

    6.95
  • (GF) Classic Ploughman’s Platter

    15.95
  • Crock of Cheese

    10.95
  • Josiah Chowning’s Pasty

    7.95
  • Gunpowder Wings

    13.95
  • Chowning’s Sampler Platter

    23.95

Starters

  • (GF) Roasted Corn Chowder

    6.95 | 8.95
  • (GF) White Bean, Kale, and Ham Soup

    6.95 | 8.95
  • (GF) A tasting of Soups

    9.95
  • (GF) Garden Wedge Salet

    6.95
  • (GF) Chopped Salet

    13.95
  • Bubble and Squeak

    12.95
  • Welsh Rarebit

    9.95 Add a rasher of salty ham: $2.50

Entrees

  • Virginia BBQ Mop Ribs

    18.95
  • (GF) Brunswick Stew

    14.95
  • Beef Trencher

    14.95
  • Hot Smoked Turkey Trencher

    14.95
  • Roasted Vegetable Trencher

    11.95
  • Portabello Sandwich

    12.95
  • Virginia Pork Barbeque Sandwich

    12.95
  • (GF) Shepherd’s Pye

    15.95
  • Bangers and Mash

    15.95
  • Mr. Chowning’s Crab Cakes

    23.95 All entrees include choice of side: tavern slaw, potato salad, or Chowning’s Chips.

Sweet Treats

  • Chocolate Spoon Cake

    6.95
  • Southern Chocolate Pecan Pie

    6.95
  • Williamsburg Ice Creams

    5.95
  • Caramel Apple Pie

    6.95 Add your favorite ice cream to any dessert for 2

Chowning's Tavern - Kids' 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, Sautéed Vegetables, or Apple Sauce.

  • BBQ Pork Slider

    7
  • Chicken Tenders

    7
  • Hot Dog

    7
  • Cheese Pizza

    7

Chowning's Tavern - Beverages

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Beers and Ales

Order a pint of your favorite brew and keep the salt-glazed mug 26
Sample a flight of three ales of your choice 10
6 oz. taste 4.95
Pint 7
Pitcher 26

  • Old Stitch Brown Ale

  • Wetherburn’s Bristol Ale

  • Pocahoputs IPA

  • Dear Old Mum Spiced Ale

  • Liebotshaner Cream Ale

  • Weekend Lager

  • Bold Rock Virginia Cider

  • Mr. Chowning’s Seasonal Selection

    Josiah’s beer and ale inventory varies widely. Ask your server about the offerings of the day

From the Bottle

  • Raleigh Tavern Pale Ale

    5
  • O’Doul’s Amber

    5

Non-Fortified Beverages

  • Chowning’s Tavern Root Beer

    3
  • King’s Arms Ginger Ale

    3
  • Sparkling Apple Cider

    3
  • Apple Cider

    3

Fortified Beverages

Punch Bowls are made for sharing. Serves 2-4 people.

  • Josiah Chowning’s Punch Bowl

    28
  • Wine Punch Bowl (Sangaree)

    28
  • Rummer

    9
  • Strawberry Gin Smash

    9
  • Stone Fence

    9
  • Pimm’s Cup

    9
  • Chowning’s Spritzer

    9
  • Whiskey Cup

    9
  • Josiah’s Seasonal Cocktail

    9

Family Punch Bowls

Punch Bowls are made for sharing. Serves 2-4 people.

  • Pineapple Ginger

    12
  • Lemon and Berry

    12

Wine Selections

Sparkling and Rosé

  • Glass Half Carafe Bottle
  • Pehu-Simonet Sparkling 8 16 32
  • La Petite Perrière Rosé 8 16 32

Old World Whites

  • Glass Half Carafe Bottle
  • Tavern White 8 16 32
  • Champteloup Sauvignon Blanc 9 18 36
  • Annalisa Pinot Grigio 9 18 36

New World Whites

  • Glass Half Carafe Bottle
  • Governor’s White Riesling 8 16 32
  • Belcrème de Lys Chardonnay 9 18 36

Old World Reds

  • Glass Half Carafe Bottle
  • Tavern Red 8 16 32
  • Cantina Di Casteggio Barbera 9 18 36
  • Palladio Chianti 9 18 36

New World Reds

  • Glass Half Carafe Bottle
  • 10 Span Pinot Noir 9 18 36
  • Sterling Cabernet 10 20 40

Dessert Wines

  • Glass
  • Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny 9
  • Blandy’s 10 Year Old Malmsey Madeira 9
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