Pineville Tavern owner Andrew Abruzzese has transformed the patio area of the historic property into an “outdoor dining room” and garden topped with an expansive Sperry tent, large enough to give cover to 88 diners comfortably in case of inclement weather.
The tented dining area was designed by well-known local garden designer Renny Reynolds of nearby Hortulus Farm, a 100-acre 18th century farmstead and nursery operation in Wrightstown. One of the landscape architecture elements Reynolds incorporated were plants of varying heights and features to screen the parking lot.
“I did not want just a simple wall or plain hedge, which would have created a box and not a landscape,” he explained. Reynolds also adorned tables with different succulent plants for centerpieces.
Another change – for the first time since the Pineville Tavern opened in 1742 – the restaurant is accepting reservations. “Of course, the health and safety of our guests is at the forefront of all our plans, so we started taking reservations in advance to help monitor volume and control crowds,” said Abruzzese.
Once regulations allow for both indoor and outdoor dining, Abruzzese will roll out a new summer menu, which was a collaboration between son Drew and well-known Bucks County chef Max Hansen.
The Pineville Tavern is located at 1098 Durham Road in Pineville. Learn more by calling 215-598-3890 or by visiting online.