The Welshfield Inn in Troy Township, Ohio is a beautiful colonial style restaurant situated on 19 acres in the Ohio countryside. I’ll describe this as casual fine dining with country charm. The Inn has fantastic food and an impressive history.
Jacob Welsh (early 1800’s) donated fifty acres of his land to the community for the purpose of building a church and cemetery here. The Inn was built in the 1840’s by Alden Nash and was named the Nash Hotel. A stopping point for travelers headed to Cleveland. Years later, the building was used as part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War to assist slaves that were being transported to Canada. Over the many years it has been used as a post office, school, community center and several other businesses.
In 1946, Brian and Pauline Holmes purchased the building and renamed it the Welshfield Inn. The restaurant was supplemented by the Holmes family growing their own produce on the grounds. When Mr. & Mrs. Holmes retired in 1992, the Inn was sold to Drs. Arthur and William Steffee and their sister Susan. They made many renovations and additions to the Inn including the garden room dining area. In 2007, the Inn was again sold to the SKHM Group with the addition of the church next door which now serves as the banquet center.
The Inn has come a long way with many renovations, but has remained a wonderful Ohio dining destination through the years. I love the stately front porch of the Inn, it has such a grand feel to it. When you walk inside the Inn it’s welcoming and cozy. There are several dining areas. One has a beautiful stone fireplace and the other dining area will give you views of the patio and grounds. The Pub Room is slightly smaller and more intimate with a stunning copper colored ceiling.
The menu entrée choices range from Chicken Pot Pie, Beef Stroganoff, Fried Yellow Lake Perch, and Braised Pot Roast, and more. A nice selection of salads including their tasty wedge salad with bleu cheese dressing with (optional) chicken. Sandwiches are large portions such as Chicken Parmesan, Crispy Pork Loin Schnitzel, Fried Blackened Grouper and several other choices. Want a burger and fries? They have that too! Each table is served a basket of hot dinner and cinnamon rolls (Mrs. Holmes original recipe). They offer daily specials such as Monday’s $5.00 Burgers & Special Appetizers or All you can eat Beer Battered Fish on Fridays. End your meal with one of their decadent desserts including flourless chocolate raspberry cake with raspberry sauce and fresh berries or house made vanilla bean crème brulee.
Sunday Brunch is available with Belgium waffles, pot roast hash, Welsh rarebit, sausage gravy & biscuits or all you can eat pancakes. Appetizers can include fried pickles, Maine lobster risotto or lobster mac & cheese. They offer a nice beer & wine selection and refreshing house drinks.
I have tried most of the menu and have enjoyed every meal I have eaten. I am partial to the Fried Yellow Perch during the summer and the Chicken Pot Pie when its cold outside. During the summer months I like sitting out on the patio enjoying all the flowers, plants, and butterflies. The landscaping is tastefully done and plenty of trees for semi shading. When winter comes we will be inside next to the fireplace!
The staff is always attentive and a pleasure to chat with. For me, that always makes the dining experience better.
The newly renovated Banquet Center, next door to the restaurant, serves weddings, parties, special events, and business engagements. It also features private outdoor dining. If you want a clambake or a BBQ, they can do that too!
So take a ride in the country and stop and enjoy a wonderful meal in a historical building at the Welshfield Inn.
Location: Welshfield Inn @ 14001 Main Market Road, Troy Township, Ohio 44021 Ph: 440-834-0190 (It may show as Burton on maps or GPS)
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30a-9p
TIP: For motorcycle enthusiasts, this a terrific ride through the Ohio countryside and is near the Amish town of Middlefield.