- Neighborhood: Montgomery County
- 640 East Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill, PA
- Phone: 610828735
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- Cuisine: Irish
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Today marks the opening day of both Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery and the reopening of Brittingham’s Irish Pub & Restaurant. It’s a big moment for Lafayette Hill as the two establishments that face each other across Germantown Pike have both been substantially upgraded.
Erin Wallace who owns Devil’s Den and Old Eagle Tavern has overhauled the old General Lafayette Inn. Head Brewer Scott Morrison (a five time medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival) is brewing six house-made brews. Twenty-four other craft beers will be available on draft. Chef Paul Trowbridge has developed a menu of beer-inspired food.
Brittingham’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Lafayette Hill is getting a a big-time renovation. New owners, developer Randy Feinberg and David Eckelmeyer (CJ & Ecks) are closing down the local favorite on Monday, April 1st.
When the bar reopens in fall of 2013, it will have the same name and bar area but just about everything else will have been updated. Jonathan Adams (Rival Bros, Pub & Kitchen) will be consulting with his former Brasserie Perrier line-mate Joseph Frost in creating a neighborhood menu with Irish inspiration. Keith Raimondi of Lemon Hill will be creating and consulting on the restaurant’s cocktail menu, beer selection and overall beverage program.
Morrissey Design is handling the redo. Look for two dining rooms, expanded outdoor seating and a bar that will open to the outside, wraparound decks, porches and fire pits.
With Barren Hill replacing the General Lafayette and the renovated Brittingham’s, Lafayette Hill will have some fresh dining and drinking options.