Central Virginia's Home for  HISTORY • DINING • THEATRE
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
(Route 301)
Hanover, VA 23069
(804) 537-5050


Outstanding restoration of historical land mark. Limited lunch menu but excellent choices. Our waitress was very attentive. Meal was delicious. Historical displays available to tour.

We were late for dinner. They made us welcome and let us order of this great Small but great menu ! We got all 3 courses within a hour! Can u say wow! The tuna was are fav along with salmon! New chef is doing a great job! Keep it up !!!

– OpenTable Review

Wonderful restaurant. We had a very nice dinner prior to attending the theater. Perfect evening!

– OpenTable Review



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On October 18, 2014, my husband and I got married at the Hanover Tavern.  The service that we received from the staff was beyond anything we could have expected.  We were offered help at every turn, and the set up was beautiful.  Our friends and family were so impressed with the food, and the venue was the perfect choice for our intimate fall wedding.  Looking back there is nothing that I would change about the day, it was perfect.  I am so thankful to the staff of the Hanover Tavern for treating our wedding as a top priority, and being available to us for the entire year we planned.  I highly recommend the Hanover Tavern, and the event staff.  My husband and I feel very close to them now, and they will always be an intricate part of our wedding memories.

Misty Peloquin- Bride


Dear Isabella,

Just a short note to thank you for making our Rehearsal Dinner for Daniel & Katie a delightful event.  I love to work with organized, detailed people and you made this experience effortless.  The servers were wonderful, the food absolutely wonderful and the entire experience a true delight!

Isabella is organized – took care of every detail down to the extra sherry on the crab soup and was a delight to work with.  Hats off to Isabella!  She made the entire dinner a pleasure.  You have a great team!

Dear Isabella,
Just a short note to thank you for making our rehearsal dinner for Daniel and Katie a delightful event! I love to work with organized, detailed people and you made this experience effortless. The servers were wonderful, the food absolutely wonderful and the entire experience a true delight.
Again, many thanks to you for a wonderful evening. We look forward to our next time with you at the Hanover Tavern.

Hi Isabella,
I just wanted to let you know our party was a wonderful success. The food was great and the service spectacular. We could not have found a better venue for our event. Thank you so much for accommodating all of our requests. Hanover Tavern will definitely get our recommendations. I hope you and all your staff have a wonderful holiday.

Dear Isabella,
I know I speak for my entire family when I say many thanks for the lovely evening at Hanover Tavern four our beloved young couples. Please express our gratitude to the staff, who worked tirelessly to help us from beginning to end… especially you. It was such a festive night and a delight to be back in our old stomping grounds in Hanover.
Merry Christmas
Susan Agnew

The Hanover Tavern provided the ideal setting for our October Fall wedding.  We were drawn to the tavern for its unique history.  The facility and packages provided were fantastic.  We were however sold on having our wedding there because of the staff.

Our first meeting with Isabella Hudson made us feel as if we were the only wedding.  She took time to ensure all our questions were answered.  She was magnificent.  Because of her efforts, hard work and organization I truly never worried about a thing.  The other staff who helped serve, set up, take down and did 1000 other things, are second to none.  They were gracious, kind, patient and truly amazing.  All of our guests raved about them.

To sum it up I truly had a dream wedding.  From our first meeting to hugging the staff goodbye at the end of our night, all of my dreams were surpassed.  It is hard to keep this brief as I would to write in detail all of the many wonderful things.

Thank you to Isabella and each staff member who made our dreams come true.

From our hearts,

Bay and Casey


Good Morning Isabella, Just wanted you to know how lovely everything went Friday night for the Wilson rehearsal dinner. Everyone thought the food was delicious! Donald, our waiter, was wonderful!

Again, thanks for all of your help!



I was so pleased with the rehearsal dinner. Everything went so smoothly. There were many comments on how nice the travern was. The history was amazing! I want to thank you and Melissa both for such wonderful help. Doing a dinner long distance was difficult but y’all made it a lot easier. The staff that night was so kind and efficient. I would like to put in a special word for Dianne–she really did impress me with her work ethnic. Once again, thank you both for all your help.

Sincerely, Greta & Ronnie

Fantastic across the board. Staff was very on-top of everything. The food was outstanding…I had the meatloaf. My girlfriend and I had an amazing anniversary dinner!

-OpenTable Review

My husband and I went there prior to seeing a play. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly… I had the filet mignon and my husband had the yellow fin tuna, both were excellent. We will definitely be going back…Beware of the home made bread that comes with your meal, it was wonderful!

– OpenTable Review

My husband and I stopped in Hanover on our way home from DC… I tried the she crab and hubbie had the french onion. Both were excellent.  (more…)

A really comfortable place. We love to go there. The service is great! Crab soup and fried green tomato appetizers outstanding.

– OpenTable Review

A great historic gem. I enjoy taking out of town guests here for lunch.

– OpenTable Review

Food was outstanding. As a grower of organic vegetables I was impressed with the presentation and taste of the meals. Food today is all about quality.

– OpenTable Review

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