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Reviewed 13 September 2014

We stayed 1 night in the Tavistock room. While it was a comfortable temperature when we arrived (the door to the hall having been open), it was hot and stuffy when we came back that evening. There doesn't appear to be any air vents in the room. The bed was comfortable. It's not real clean in a dusty sort of...

1Thank DrShnaynay
Western MA
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Husband & I enjoyed a few drinks in the pub, followed by a great meal in the dining room. The bartender/owner was a great host, friendly but not intrusive and he poured a good drink. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. He had the mixed grill of lamb, chicken & sausage with a fresh vegetable medley and potato. Portion was...

Thank papergirl60
Kennebunkport, Maine
Reviewed 3 March 2014

My husband and I spent a night here before heading to Sunday River to ski. We had a great time! The pub downstairs was intimate and and full of lively people. We sat on a cozy leather couch next to a warm fire, sipped cocktails and shared a desert. The food and drinks were excellent and the inn keepers were...

Thank Jessica W
Saint John, Canada
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We have come to the Briar Lea Inn for 5 years now as we discover the Bethel area in the summer. We wanted to explore the Bethel/Newry area in warmer weather after taking annual ski trips to Sunday River. We love the inn and the Jolly Drayman Pub. We are welcomed as friends and Fred and Cindy have treated us...

Thank Janet S
ontario, canada
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We stayed only one night at the Briar Inn. Wasn't busy at all while we were there. The pub is small with a bit of an outdoor patio. Although the sign says its a B & B it isn't. We stayed in the Tavistock room. Coffee available in your room, but pub is not open for breakfast, at least not...

Thank upwardbound
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 February 2012

This was the second time we've stayed at the Briar Lea Inn. We started coming to the fabulous restaurant, the Jolly Drayman, years ago when we skied at Sunday River. My husband is from Cambridge, England, and loved it. This weekend just my daughter and I came. It's been wonderful. Very cozy room, quiet (and we're on the 2nd floor,not...

3Thank Catherine M
Berthoud, Colorado
Reviewed 2 November 2011

I spent a beautiful Fall weekend at the Inn. The room was very comfortable and cozy. The location was great for getting out and seeing the Fall Colors as well as several of the local attractions. After a full day of sight seeing the Pub and Restaurant is a great place for a meal and a drink. The shepherd's pie...

1Thank Sheila G
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 22 October 2011

My husband and I spent 2 nights at Briar Lee Inn during October 2011. The room was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and the perfect setting for a visit to New England during the fall. The owners were delightful and made an effort to make sure we felt right at home. The food in the restaurant was delicious and overall we...

1Thank telavivis
Orange County, CA
Reviewed 18 October 2011

My husband and I spent two nights at this inn to start our New England "leaf-peeping" trip earlier this month. Even though the antique furnishings are not quite as comfortable as some of our other stays, this was still one of our favorite places to stay in New England, and one of the most cozy and tasty restaurants. We enjoy...

Thank LP_in_OC
North Pole, Alaska
Reviewed 13 October 2011

My husband and I spent one night here while passing through Maine on a leaf-peeping trip to New England. The room was clean, comfortable, and well-appointed, although very dark. The lighting, in keeping with the overall atmosphere of the inn, was quite dim which worked well for ambiance, but made reading tour books and maps a bit difficult. We stayed...

Thank AKArmyWife

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A cozy country inn with a British pub and restaurant in the heart of New England. We are five miles from Sunday River Ski Resort and one mile from pretty Bethel village. Our full menu features curries, Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, Shepherd's Pie and a whole lot more. Great beers and cask-conditioned ale on tap, wines and cocktails. All rooms have private baths, TV/DVD and wireless internet. Come for a pint or dinner - stay the night. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Jolly Drayman at The Briar Lea Inn

Address: 150 Mayville Rd, P.O. Box 250, Bethel, ME 04217-4442
Region: United States > Maine > Bethel
Price Range: $127 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Jolly Drayman at The Briar Lea Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Our room was wonderful - everything redone and matches the style of the pub”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“the back rooms a very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles dledithmotz, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Just inquire about everything before you book.”
 of 5 bubbles Dc_annie123, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Double check the exact setup of the beds and cots in the room you request. I had a cot set up that I did not need.”
 of 5 bubbles massbayreviewer, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Winkleigh was great. A soft queen bed.”
 of 5 bubbles jessicaw750, 2 Mar 2014 | Read review
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