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Pickering Creek Inn Opens Its Doors

The former Mansion House Restaurant and Bar has reopened under new ownership. The new restaurant is named, strangely, the Pickering Creek Inn, despite its proximity to French Creek. From last Friday's article in the Phoenix:

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"People are pleasantly surprised with how the Inn looks," [co-owner Jeff Feulner] said. "Everyone loves the food and the Sunday Brunch is really popular. This has succeeded my expectations. I had no idea what went into everything."

Kaufmann said the Inn's menu is his, and the influence is on comfort food with a twist.

"I like to work with comfort food," he said. "That's why we have sandwiches on our menu. I want people to feel like they are at home. Our food is classic with some contemporary flair, such as Yankee pot roast and roasted corn soup. We support local farmers and local cheese. I feel it's important to support local farmers. The Phoenixville Farmers Market is awesome."

Feulner said that with good comfort food should come reasonable prices.
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The former Mansion House Restaurant and Bar has reopened under new ownership. The new restaurant is named, strangely, the Pickering Creek Inn, despite its proximity to French Creek. From last Friday's article in the Phoenix:

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"People are pleasantly surprised with how the Inn looks," [co-owner Jeff Feulner] said. "Everyone loves the food and the Sunday Brunch is really popular. This has succeeded my expectations. I had no idea what went into everything."

Kaufmann said the Inn's menu is his, and the influence is on comfort food with a twist.

"I like to work with comfort food," he said. "That's why we have sandwiches on our menu. I want people to feel like they are at home. Our food is classic with some contemporary flair, such as Yankee pot roast and roasted corn soup. We support local farmers and local cheese. I feel it's important to support local farmers. The Phoenixville Farmers Market is awesome."

Feulner said that with good comfort food should come reasonable prices.
"We wanted things to be reasonable," he said. "We want people to come in two to three times a week instead of coming here for a special occasion. We have one of the best filets around."

Looking around the room, Henzler said the Inn looks "absolutely gorgeous."

"The original dining room is still in the back, and we have six wood-burning brick ovens we want to bring to life," said Henzler, who is referred to as "The Captain."

With new hardwood floors, local artists' paintings hanging on the walls, and a well-lit, brighter atmosphere, Kaufmann said the Inn is how he envisioned it.
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As to the curious name:

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The name "Pickering Creek Inn" has been a source of comments, said Kaufmann, as he explained how the trio came up with the name.

"I did some history on Phoenixville," he said. "We are on the French Creek, while Pickering Creek is miles away. We know this. We've had so many comments about why we named it this."

Feulner said, "The Pickering Creek needed an inn. We have rooms here so we wanted to keep the inn part."
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The Pickering Creek Inn is located at 37 Bridge Street, Phoenixville. Their phone number is 610-933-9962. Happy hour, with free food, is Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday buffet brunch is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at $15.95 per person.

Source: The Phoenix

Comments

Jane M. said…
I tried the new Pickering Creek Inn. The food is delicious. Ample parking out back. Looks like they are fixing up the exterior too. Nice addition to Phoenixville.
Anonymous said…
succeeded my expectations
Anonymous said…
Went in for dinner right before the halloween parade. Service was very nice and personable. It took a while for the food to come out - especially given that it was not a busy night for them. I'll chalk that up to kinks the kitchen needs to work out. Food was really good and at reasonable prices. Lighting could be a bit dimmer, but otherwise a very cozy place. Will definitely go back. Had the mussels, mushroom gratin, burger and brisket sandwich. Mussels were a bit bland, but everything else was very good. Looking forward to trying their brunch.
Anonymous said…
Do they have a web page with a menu?
Anonymous said…
BEST BLOODY MARY!!!!!
The burger was huge and juice.
Bartender super nice. Need more wait staff.
Anonymous said…
The owners should tell people that they are only 1.2 miles from where the Pickerg Creek joins the Schuylkill River. I know, I measured it on Google Earth.
Anonymous said…
great food, delicious beers(not one crappy beer on tap)..best place in phoenixville without question!!....i call it "the pick" and i will make it my home and you should to!!
Anonymous said…
BIG DISSAPOINTMENT...FOOD TOOK A LONG TIME, WAITRESS WAS INEXPERIANCED,ONE OF THE OWNERS WAS ON THE FLOOR LOOKING ABSOLUTLY CONFUSED I WONT BE GOING BACK
Anonymous said…
Stopped by there today on my way home for lunch. Had a great pulled pork sandwich with garden salad with just the right amount of balsamic vinaigrette. Good Porter on tap and will be back there again.

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