Fairville Inn
Dining In

breakfast photoThe Fairville Inn serves delicious breakfasts and a tempting afternoon tea. We also offer a small but wonderful selection of after dinner desserts. For lunch and dinner, there are many fine restaurants within minutes of the Inn (please see the list of restaurants below).

Breakfast. The Fairville Inn takes great pride in its breakfasts. Every morning there is a changing selection of three hot entrees - an omelet; pancakes, waffles, French toast, or a fruit-stuffed French toast soufflé; and scrambled eggs that are among the finest you will ever have. Many of our omelets feature vegetables grown at the Inn. All hot entrees are accompanied by bacon or our inn-smoked sausage (we like to use apple wood and/or mesquite). Omelets are often punctuated by a smoked tomato sauce made from tomatoes grown in our gardens, while pancakes, waffles and French toast may be accompanied by our strawberry-marsala wine sauce or a wild raspberry sauce made from berries grown at the Inn. Breakfast also includes a continental buffet featuring fresh fruit (with Inn-grown melon during the season), inn-baked breads and pastries, yogurt, and our custom cereal blend.

Afternoon Tea. The Fairville Inn serves afternoon tea daily, featuring inn-baked breads, cookies, pastries, and sweets, accompanied by a selection of cheeses and crackers. There is a variety of traditional and herbal teas. Iced tea is also served except during the colder months.

Dessert, Etc. If there is something special we can do for you, just let us know. Chocolate covered strawberries? Chocolate truffles? Cheese and fruit platter? Wine or champagne? Special flowers? Just let us know in advance and we will work with you to make it happen.

Dining Out

Although the Fairville does not serve lunch or dinner, there are many fine restaurants within a few minutes of the Inn. We encourage you to explore the following list as representative of the fine dining in the Brandywine Valley. The Inn maintains a book of menus from many of these restaurants (you can access up-to-date menus and other information directly from the list below). Advance reservations are highly recommended, particularly on weekend and holiday evenings. We would be pleased to discuss your dining needs and to assist you with reservations.

Average entree price:
$ - 10+  $$ - 15+  $$$ - 20+  $$$$ - 30+


Dilworthtown Inn $$$
1390 Old Wilmington Pike, W. Chester, PA (approx. 8 miles)
18th century, candlelight dining, upscale American, extensive wine cellar.

The Farmhouse $$$
Rte. 1 & Bypass, Toughkenamon, PA (approx. 10 miles).
A fine dining restaurantout in the country.

The Green Room at the Hotel DuPont $$$$
11th & Market Streets, Wilmington, DE (approx. 7 miles)
800-441-9019 or 302-594-3100
Enjoy the elegance and comfort of the historic Green Room are complemented by a fresh, seasonally-inspired menu. (Jackets Required)

Krazy Kats $$$
Rt. 100 & Kirk Road, Montchanin, DE (4 miles)
Contemporary American cuisine served in a converted Blacksmith's shop decorated with a sense of humor.


Buckley's Tavern $$ - $$$
Centreville, DE (1.9 miles)
Upscale tavern food with a selection of smaller dishes and daily specials. Something for everyone. A broad selection of imported and domestic beers and ales, as well as a diversewine list (with manyby the glass).

Centreville Cafe $$
5800 Kennett Pike, Centreville, DE
Serving brunch, lunch (great sandwiches), and breakfast all day. Also take out. Midway between the Inn and Winterthur.B

Cromwell's Tavern and Taqueria $$$
3858 Kennett Pike, Powder Mill Sq. Wilmington, DE
A diverse offering of American and Mexican tavern style offerings.

Elizabeth's $$
3801 Kennett Pike (Rte 52), Greenville, DE
Exceptional Creative and Traditional Fresh Brick Oven Pizza. Good salads and other nice entree choices. Not your traditional pizza parlor in either food or ambience. The pizza is thin-crust with the focus on the toppings.

Hank's Place $$
Intersection of Routes 1 and 100, Chadds Ford (10 miles)
Comfortable Home Style Cooking. Breakfast & Lunch Daily; Also Open for Dinner Tuesday - Saturday (last seating 7pm). BYOB Near the Brandywine River ("Wyeth") Museum.

The Whip Tavern $$$
1383 North Chatham Road, Coatesville (about 10 miles)
Authentic English Pub atmosphere and fare, with a fine selection of beer and ale. A bit far, but delightful. Closed Tuesdays.

Upscale Casual

Antica Italian Restaurant $$$
1623 Baltimore Pike (Rte. 1), Chadds Ford (10 minutes)
Classic Northern/Tuscan Italian Cuisine (very few red sauces), some dishes with contemporary updates (BYOB)

The Back Burner $$$
425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, DE 19707
Contemparary American cuisine.

Blue Pear Bistro $$$
275 Brintons Bridge Rd., West Chester
610-399-1390 (before 3pm) or 610-399-9812 (after 3pm)
Thebistro companion of the Dillworthtown Inn.

Brandywine Prime $$$
1617 Baltimore Pike (Rte 1), Chadds Ford
Classic steakhouse with Seafood

Catherine's $$$
1701 W. Doe Run Road, Kennett Square
Historic and charming in the heart of Unionville. BYOB

The Eclipse$$$
1020-B North Union St., Wilmington, DE(approx. 7 miles)
Serving dinner only.

The Gables $$$
423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317(4 miles)
Creative American cuisine with Asian accents.

House of William and Merry $$$
1336 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE
Contemporary American cuisine emphasizing on farm-to-table, with a somewhat smaller but focused menu. Chef-owned. 

Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar $$$
549 Wilmington West Chester Pike Glen Mills, PA (approx. 8 miles)
Seasonally inspired steak, poultry, seafood and vegetarian dishes prepared with local and organic foods. Seasonally changing wine, specialty cocktail and beer list.

Marshalton Inn $$$
1300 W. Strasburg Rd., West Chester, PA 19382
Candlelit, romantic, country setting<

Mendenhall Inn $$$$
Kennett Pike (Rt. 52), PA(1/2 miles)
"Selections borrowed from country French and classic American cuisine."
Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Portobello's $$$
108 East State Street, Kennett Square (1 block from prior location)
Innovative modern American cuisine with international accents. Chef-owned. No longer BYOB. An Innkeeper and guest favorite.

1601 Concord Pike (Rte. 202), Wilmington (20 minutes)
A Blend of Tradition with Innovation; Chinese/Japanese and Sushi

Piccolina Toscana $$$+
1412 North DuPont St., Wilmington, DE 19806
Award-winning wine selection and the latest in contemporary Italian cuisine.

Sovana Bistro $$$
Rtes 82 & 926, Kennett Square, PA (6 miles)
A guest favorite featuring a bistro menu with a Mediterranean theme. Featured in Philadelphia magazine's top 50 restaurants.

Verbena $$$
102 East State Street, Kennett Square (2 miles)
Refined American Cuisine with a frequently a changing menu.  Chef-owned. Tasting menus available  (advance arrangements highly recommended).  BYOB

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What Our Guests Are Saying

"Thanks for everything. Beautiful setting, great company, and wonderful food. We enjoyed every moment."

"This has to be the best b&b I have ever experienced. Rick and Laura are so warm and welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The rooms are homely and comfortable and beautifully decorated and furnished. Breakfast is fantastic and Rick was only to happy to accommodate my egg allergy. The gardens are well kept and a delight to experience.I give you both 11 marks out of 10. Thanks for a great stay"

"We had a wonderful experience at the Fairville Inn. The innkeepers were warm and friendly and offered excellent advice about what to do and where to dine. Our room was clean and welcoming and the grounds are lovely. Breakfast was cooked to order and delicious. Each day was a new creation. We are looking forward to our next stay."
Ellen & Harry S.

"The perfect place to stay while enjoying the gardens and museums of the Brandywine Valley. The rooms are charming and immaculate. The Innkeepers helpful and fun to be around - and the breakfasts are too delicious."

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