Good Eats: Century House Tavern

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time (or know me in real life) you’ll know that food is my kryptonite. I’m an emotional eater, I’m a bored eater, and basically, I’m an all-the-time eater, which is why it just makes sense for me to have a forum to discuss the foods that I love. Hence, this blog was born.

Today, I want to share with you guys the newest restaurant that I’ve tried out–and holy cow, was it good! It’s called Century House Tavern & is located in Downtown Woodstock. I live about 15 minutes from the downtown area and it’s honestly a crime that I haven’t checked it out in depth sooner. They have the cutest boutiques, tons of great restaurants I still have to try, a great coffee shop that served me the best coconut mocha I’ve ever had, and a PIE BAR. Yes, just a bar that serves pie. Sign. Me. Up.

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Century House Tavern has plenty of outdoor seating, where when we showed up around 6pm on a Sunday, people were sitting around on swings and comfy outdoor furniture with meat and cheese plates and bottles of wine. It looked cozy and so much fun.

Inside, the restaurant is small, but quaint, with the very friendly owner making his rounds to all the tables inside checking up on guests. Our server (sadly I didn’t get her name), was fantastic and had great recommendations of what to try.

We started with an appetizer of Arancini with Sweet Pepper Sauce, Parmesan Cheese, and  & Basil olive oil and Jack and Coke Glazed Pork Belly with Heirloom Grits. Holy yum, Batman.

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Jack & Coke Glazed Pork Belly with Heirloom Grits. Image credit:

For the main course, I decided on Pot Roast, which to be honest–I will order on any menu. It’s one of my favorite foods and I don’t cook it at home very often because it’s so labor intensive. It was incredibly delicious. The Yukon Gold mashed potatoes were the perfect side dish for the roast as well. The dish was also topped with baby potato chips, which while it was an unexpected garnish, it was both adorable and delicious.

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Pot Roast with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Braising Gravy. Image Credit:

For dessert, we got two! We had the House-Made Double Chocolate Brownie with Salted Caramel Ice Cream. Oh my gosh, talk about heaven on a plate! So good. We also had the Warm Toffee Pudding with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. I’m not always a fan of Toffee Pudding, but this definitely won me over.

Next time you’re in Woodstock–or even if you’re not–this place is worth the trip. I for one cannot wait to go back!


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