by GSA Roberta Wells – The Hotel Concord Class of 2019
At the traffic circle where Rt 25 meets Rt 3 in Plymouth you can find an unassuming little hidden gem you could easily drive right by if you didn’t know it was there. But if you want some good food and interesting brews it is worth a stop.
As you turn in the driveway and go up the slight hill you will see the barnlike warehouse style building on the right that houses the 1766 Brewery and straight ahead on the left is a rustic pub known as The Last Chair. The meaning of the name becomes obvious when you notice the decor of an old ski gondola attached to the side of the building, a ski lift chair hanging from their sign, and a waiting bench outside the door made of old snowboards. It is just down the road from the Tenney Mountain Ski Area.
Due to current Covid 19 restrictions, you have the option to either drive right up to the side window and place your order to take out (or pick up the order you previously called in). Or you can park to stay a while at one of their several picnic tables set up for outdoor dining. No reservation necessary, but wait outside the roped off area until directed to a table by the staff.
Menus and beer list are already waiting at the table for you and masked wait staff will promptly come over to take your drink order for one of the 1766 batch brews currently available. (A soft drinks and a full bar menu also available).
Once your drinks are ordered you have time to peruse the food menu which consists of munchies, pizza, sandwiches, salads, and some creamy mac n cheese plain or with either pulled pork or chicken. Food is served in take out containers along with heavy weight paper plates and napkins along with plastic utensils and condiments. Everything you need for a picnic lunch you didn’t have to pack yourself. And if you want to take home some beer to enjoy at home you can order a growler or a 4 pack of your favorite to go.
The location is situated to be able to enjoy a lovely view over the surrounding area. And it’s an easy ride from Plymouth or Bristol and just around the bend from Polar Caves.