The General Lafayette Inn at 646 East Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill has officially been listed for sale. The property was most recently a restaurant named The General that operated from 2017 to early 2020. Prior to that, it was the Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery from 2013 to 2016.
Most notably in recent history, the General Lafayette Inn was run as a brewery and restaurant from 1996 to 2010. During a portion of this period, it also served as a bed & breakfast.
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.
Below is the listing information:
Circa 1733 The General Lafayette Inn has been in almost continuous use for over 287 years. Part of America’s history to win our Freedom and Independence. See attached document for background history. Building has R restaurant license and seats 170 which includes outside seating for around 20 in private enclosed area which is easily expandable. Parking for 35 plus cars and an additional parking for 30 plus cars on 642 Germantown Pike also for sale MLS pamc661266. Restaurant is turnkey and ready for dinner service. First floor features a very inviting foyer entrance suitable for the largest gathering, main dining room with walk in feature fireplace and entry to walled outside seating area plus two other dining rooms. Main bar and second bars are very large with plenty of bar and high top seating. The second floor is a comfortable walk up with two private dining rooms each with fireplaces and a additional private or event area and a large office to run the operation with rear steps that lead to the kitchen and 2nd floor service bar. Be part of history and invest in your future!
The inn is listed for sale at $1,695,000. The property is represented by Scott Mayer of Long & Foster Blue Bell. He can be reached at (215) 654-5900.