A “sold” sign has been placed in front of the building that has been known historically as the General Lafayette Inn at 646 Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill. The restaurant building had been listed for sale for October of 2020.
The realtor for the property, Scott Mayer of Long & Foster, shared that the sale is going through a due diligence period, and he can’t share any information until that has been completed.
Most recently, the restaurant operated under the name The General from 2017 to 2020. Prior to that, it was the Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery from 2013 to 2016. Most people still remember it for its long run as the General Lafayette Inn from 1996 to 2010.
Historically, the inn goes back to the early 1730s and was originally known as the “Three Tuns.” During the Revolutionary War, the Battle of Barren Hill was fought in the immediate area and Continental forces were led by General Lafayette. Some histories report that Lafayette organized his famous retreat from Saint Peter’s Church which is adjacent to the inn.
There is also a report that the inn is haunted.