Tabard Inn Celebrates 100 Years

Inconspicuous on the outside, anyone who has ever walked into Dupont’s Tabard Inn knows they have entered a special place.

When it first opened in 1922, Tabard Inn — named from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales — was a social salon that delighted with English Manor hospitality. And as it expanded in the 20s and 30s, incorporating two additional Victorian row houses, Tabard Inn solidified itself as an eclectic gathering place and neighborhood hangout.

From Tabard Inn’s 100 Year Celebration Reception

Now, at 100, Tabard Inn claims DC’s oldest continually operating restaurant as well as a veritable inn with 28 fascinating guest rooms and a legendary contribution to DC’s vibrant cultural and arts scene.

At a recent reception to honor its centennial milestone, Tabard Inn was lauded with a Mayoral proclamation!


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Even regulars of this DC gem find new things to marvel at each time they visit. So whether you’re enjoying those famed fresh doughnuts and eggs benedict at brunch, a cocktail by the fireplace in the evening, or staying in a treasured (but TV-less!) room upstairs, remember to toast to 100 years of Tabard Inn!

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