Saturday, August 4, 2012

Bee and Thistle Inn, Old Lyme, Connecticut

The Bee and Thistle Inn is located in Old Lyme, Connecticut, on the corner of Long Island Sound and the Connecticut River, is a lovely old inn and in a wonderful area to explore.  To wit, just next door to the Bee and Thistle is the Florence Griswold Museum, known to many as as the Home of American Impressionism.

Bee and Thistle Inn

The Florence Griswold Museum

A Twenty Year Old Breakfast Menu


WRJ said...

Old Lyme is such an interesting town--the artists' colony, the rocky coastline, the contrast with East Lyme. Oh, and the late Dominick Dunne. It's one of the few coastal Connecticut towns that doesn't feel overcrowded.

Paul Connors said...

The Inne looks like a great place to stay and when next in Old Lyme, I believe I will do my best to do just that.

Farrah said...


Congratulations to the couple that are soon to be husband and wife.

Mags said...

I love the B &T!! Just right for every special occasion and perfectly set in a wonderful town.

Anonymous said...

What great, beautiful places! We are currently planning a long weekend New England getaway, these will definitely be added to the list! And what an honor for you to be asked to suggest the place where your friend proposed to his now-future bride. Best wishes to the adorable couple! --Holly in PA

old said...

The Bee & Thistle is a superior venue for the event you noted in your posting.

BTW, Have you evaluated the new Made in the USA Polo Telford II boat shoes?

Would appreciate your insights. Purchased a pair of Telford Made in USA's two years ago.

Happy with the quality and durability. However, their appearance is a tad prissy for my taste. BY then again, I got 22 years of value out of my last pair of Sperry Made in USA Aemrica's Cups!

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HHH said...

Florence Griswold was one of the early Colonial Dames in CT and her offspring are still members. This is a wonderful museum, established by a remarkable woman.

Anonymous said...


My wife and I stayed at the B&T Inn a few years back. Beautiful place and great food! -Rich

Anonymous said...

I wonder if you've seen the New Yorker article from the July 30 issue, about owning the old houses of Concord MA. I thought it was an interesting piece, very well-written but strangely bitter. Despite being a Concord native, the author seems to see herself as an outsider to the town and its culture... a feeling no doubt connected to her tendency toward gutting and flipping some of the town's nicest homes. Anyhow, worth a read if you haven't seen it.