The Golden Lamb

Address: 27 S. Broadway, Lebanon, Ohio 45036


Quick Review: Historic Inn and Restaurant

The Golden Lamb located in Lebanon is Ohio’s oldest hotel. The hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as The Golden Lamb. This review will not go into too much detail about the history because a very good detailed history can be found on their website. Today the hotel and restaurant is open for lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekend. The hotel is open year around with 18 historic rooms. Each room is named after the famous person who stayed there. You can stay in rooms that Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Regan, Taft, George W. Bush and many others stayed in. That alone would make it historic and fun.

The big draw of The Golden Lamb is the food. Many people every year come for the food and most do not stay a night. The Golden Lamb has dining rooms, a tavern and banquet rooms. If you want to eat at the restaurant the best things to do is go on The Golden Lamb website and see if a table is available or call to make reservations. Reservations are not mandatory but the restaurant can get busy, especially on holiday weekends. You will have a wait at holiday time if you have a reservation or not.  You will need to make Easter, Christmas, or Mother’s Day reservation very early in order to get a reservation. The food at the restaurant ranges from bison meatloaf, pork tenderloin, scallops, fried chicken, turkey, salmon, salads, soups, desserts. The Golden Lamb tries to use local ingredients when possible. The food is good.  One has to go to judge for themselves. The turkey is a standard favorite. The Black Horse Tavern at The Golden Lamb is a great place to hang out and have a cold one. The tavern does serve food.

The Golden Lamb does have a gift shop to browse while you wait for your table or after your meal.

The Golden Lamb’s food is the real draw. If it was only a historic inn that would not be enough for a return visit. There is always something to try. The atmosphere of the place is wonderful.

Further research into The Golden Lamb finds that it has ghost that also haunt it. Go here to find out more:  Do not worry the ghosts will not hurt you or your food.

Reading other reviews online to see if our own experiences were the same as others turned mixed reviews, so go and judge for yourself.

The great thing about The Golden Lamb might be its historic value and the atmosphere. It is worth the drive and the experience. After you visit The Golden Lamb you can walk around Lebanon and visit the other shops near by.

The Golden Lamb is a place everyone should go at least once.



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