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Indulge in culinary excellence

Relaxed dining experience

Welcome to Grove

Grove at Briar Barn Inn offers a relaxed dining experience where guests and locals alike can enjoy inventive cuisine and casual favorites. Our farm-to-table menu, developed by our award-winning Chef, Ben Lightbody, changes frequently and focuses on farm-fresh ingredients, inspired flavors, and classics with a twist. Come visit us for innovative, seasonal, and regional cuisine in a relaxed farmhouse setting, with warm and friendly service.

Our Food

Grove at Briar Barn Inn offers modern fare with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. Our full-service bars feature craft cocktails, local beers, and a vibrant wine list. Relax in the rustic charm of our post-and-beam barn or on our seasonal patio while enjoying inspired dishes crafted by a dedicated culinary team. Our Head Chef, Ben Lightbody, draws on a love of local produce, years of worldwide culinary tourism, and a passion for great flavor — translating into an unforgettable dining experience for you.

Our menu changes frequently, but you'll always find house-made pasta, fresh seafood, seasonal salads and soups, and comforting favorites.

Sunday, July 21st: Limited Hours - Reservations Suggested
Saturday, July 27th: Open for Brunch Only
Sunday, July 28th: Open for Brunch Only
Saturday, August 3rd: Open for Brunch Only
Sunday, August 4th: Open for Dinner Only
Thursday, August 8th: Closed for Private Event
Saturday, August 10th: Open for Brunch Only


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The rustic charm of our custom post-and-beam barn makes the picture-perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding in any season. Ideally suited for weddings of 60 to 100 guests, Grove at Briar Barn Inn includes the coordinating services of our dedicated team, all equipment, and our renowned catering as part of your wedding package.

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Rustic Elegance at Grove

Weddings at Grove offer a unique combination of rustic charm and renowned hospitality, with the added amenities of our full-service restaurant and guest accommodations. Grove at Briar Barn Inn creates the picture-perfect backdrop for a memorable wedding in any season. Our Peak Season is from June-October, the Off-Peak Season in November, December, April, and May, and finally our Winter Season is from January-March.

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Experience Grove

Our restaurant is at the back of a 4-acre property on Main Street in Rowley, Massachusetts. If you're visiting New England or are lucky enough to live north of Boston - join us for a meal! 


Nothing delights like exquisite cuisine, whatever the celebration. Whether you’re hosting a party, corporate event, shower, or family milestone, you can count on the highest traditions of understated, yet impeccable hospitality we’re known for. Choose from a number of unique venue and menu options and let us take care of the details. Our dedicated events team will guide you through every step of the way to help you craft the perfect experience for you and your guests.

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Our Inn

Set against the picturesque backdrop of historic Rowley, Massachusetts, Briar Barn Inn offers 30 guest rooms for a relaxing retreat or romantic getaway. A blend of refined and rustic charm reimagines the New England country inn with contemporary finishes.

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March 5, 2024

Grove Winter Menu

The new Winter menu at Grove for food and drinks is packed with seasonal flavors! Our farm-to-table restaurant changes the menu weekly, but you can always find house-made pasta, locally-sourced meat, and seasonal produce. In addition to our rotating food menu, we also offer seasonal cocktails and mocktails.