Talbott Tavern

Stay, dine and be entertained! Since the late 1700s, the Old Talbott Tavern, located in historic Bardstown on Court Square has provided shelter, food and drink to Kentucky travelers.

When visitors walk into the Old Talbott Tavern, there’s a feeling about the place.

It’s well kept, but the passage of time is evident in a few creaking floorboards. There’s an air about the place that speaks of people who have come and gone, spending time in the pub and retiring to their rooms before an early morning departure.

Travelers used to arrive on horseback or in buggies; today they come in automobiles. Tourists and locals mingle and lives intertwine in the “ordinary,” a place to rest and receive nourishment before traveling on to their final destination.

The Talbott Tavern is a wonderful place to dine, stay and be entertained!

Dine With Us

Check out our mouth watering lunch and dinner menus. For dessert, chess pie and Talbott Tavern pie are favorites.

Stay With Us

According to legend, figures straight from the history books sought lodging here during their travels.

Drink With Us

Enjoy a drink at the oldest Bourbon Bar in the world! Listen to live entertainment on the weekends.


 This historical tavern offers some very good meals. The Hot Brown and the Ribeye Pork were both outstanding choices. Both dinners reported that these options were not only tasty but worth a future visit to enjoy these entrees again. For the history buff, this tavern will put you in good company going back to the late 1700’s. Names of visitors include Jackson, Lincoln and James to name a few. The bread pudding was excellent and is a great choice. Enjoy a bourbon with dinner as this tavern is famous for being in the heart of bourbon country and the selections are awesome.

Robert S. , 5 STAR TripAdvisor Review

This is a great place to stay! We stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms at the Inn which is right beside the Talbot Tavern and original Inn. The girls working were so sweet and helpful! Everything was clean and quaint! The house keeping ladies were the sweetest! We had the included breakfast and I am a vegetarian so they found me some good toast and fruit on request! This place is filled with so much history and it’s a must see! Totally recommend this place and we will definitely be back again!!

Brea B. , 5 STAR Google Review

Loved everything from the hotel, food, & service! Amazing experience. Would love to come back! Fried green tomatoes were the bomb! Everyone was very friendly! Great atmosphere.

Brandi K., 5 STAR Facebook Review

We stayed here for our 15th wedding anniversary-it’s clean, cozy and close to everything downtown! And the history…oh my!

Myla P., 5 STAR TripAdvisor Review

Fine accommodations in a historic 18th century tavern. Restaurant serves excellent Southern food. Bourbon bar has at least 100 bourbons.

Edgar C., 5 STAR Google Review

Just returned home from 2 great days!! Love the staff and the atmosphere!! Highly recommended!!

June V., 5 STAR Facebook Review

Cute atmosphere. Fun to learn about the history. Hot brown and fresh chips are both FANTASTIC!!

Danielle J., 5 STAR Google Review

LOVE this place!!! Tons of history!! Staff is fabulous!! Building and rooms are just GORGEOUS! GO!!! You WON’T be disappointed!!!

Christy L., 5 STAR Google Review
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