Barncastle Blue Hill Sells. New Owners. New Menu
Well known Barncastle in Blue Hill has sold and the new owners are in house and operating the restaurant and hotel
Barncastle was built in 1884 as one of the earliest and largest summer cottages in Blue Hill. Large? It is more than 9,000 square feet. It's located at 125 South Street in Blue Hill.
Originally it wasn’t called Barncastle. It was Ideal Lodge. Owned by Boston Ideal Opera Company’s Effie Hinckley Ober, and designed by Boston architect, George Asa Clough who was a Blue Hill native and Effie’s childhood friend.
It is on the National Register of Historic Places. But often the claim to fame sited was the wood-fired pizza once it became an Inn and restaurant.
If you haven’t walked around the property you might not realize that it was built around a house at the time that was owned by the owner’s mother.
Fast forward to more current times, and things changed due to the pandemic. The restaurant stopped in-house dining and offered only take-out service.
It is a restaurant that has an outdoor seating section.
And also a bar with entertainment.
Also, it is an inn.
With five different guest rooms to rent.
Even a gift shop.
The new owners Owen and Lizzie both have extensive restaurant backgrounds, both here in New England and also in other cities like New York and Chicago. They also both worked in France. Ooo la la.
They have tweaked the menu and added items. Barncastle was known in the past for the pizza and it'll still be a great place for a slice or two.
Here's what owners Lizzie and Owen said upon their purchase
We have some big shoes to fill and hope we can carry on and expand upon the legacy Lori and Isaac have built.
They're off to a great start