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Delicious Day Trip: Golden Plough Inn, Earl’s New American, Buttonwood Grill in Bucks County

After nearly 3 years, we returned to the Golden Plough Inn at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, PA for an overnight stay. We enjoyed our previous visit so much so that hubby presented me/us with another visit as a Christmas gift.

Our suite at the Golden Plough Inn was amazing. Extra large with King-sized bed, two seating areas, fireplace, TV, lots of windows for natural light, and my favorite… a jacuzzi tub! The ultimate in plush comfort, it was so easy to relax and unwind in this room.

After we were all checked-in and relaxed a bit in our deluxe suite, we headed over to Earl’s New American located at the entrance to the Village. It literally opened the week after our first visit so we were not able to try it that time. Earl’s interior exudes the rustic charm of a Bucks County farmhouse while the menu showcases a “polished casual” approach to new American cuisine.

The food is truly exceptional. The Chopped Salad with seasonal vegetables (golden beets!), lots of blue cheese, and Marcona almonds with a luscious sherry-mustard vinaigrette was so lovely. The Tuna Crudo with thinly sliced sushi-grade tuna, avocado crema, and jalapeno-lime vinaigrette was ultra-fresh, well-seasoned, and melted in the mouth. The Filet Mignon was juicy and cooked to perfection (medium-rare) and my Cider-Brined Pork Chop was a revelation! I don’t normally order pork chops because I fear that they are going to be overcooked and dry. But when I saw “cider-brined” it piqued my interest enough to give it a shot. I’m SO glad I did because it was extremely tender and flavorful. It was a bone-in pork chop as well so that certainly helped, but honestly, the chefs here just know how to prepare and cook a proper pork chop. The creamy polenta was scrumptious as well. I can’t recommend this dish enough. We also tried a sample of the Seared Scallop with a winter hash of sweet potatoes and earthy mushrooms and savory sauce. Delicious! We also each had a glass of wine (white for me, red for him) and Pear Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce for dessert.

I highly recommend putting Earl’s New American on your list. If not before, then definitely pencil it in for Bucks County Restaurant Week!

After an amazing night’s sleep, we enjoyed a complimentary breakfast with bottomless coffee at the Buttonwood Grill. It’s a small menu, but it’s well executed. I loved the Farmers Omelette with mushrooms, spinach, and Swiss cheese served with home fries and Rye toast. Hubby loved his Traditional Breakfast with scrambled eggs, bacon, and home fries with a bagel. A perfect start to our morning.

We were going to do some shopping at the gourmet Italian shop (Casa Casale) that we adored on our prior visit but were saddened to learn that it had closed permanently. We walked around a bit to burn some calories and window shop. We especially loved 25 South. Such a great shop with fun gifts. In fact, we purchased a quirky oven mitt for a friend. We could have gone broke in that store, though. We’re on a limited budget so we both held out wallets close. Haha.

We couldn’t leave without a visit to Chaddsford Winery’s Wine Shop & Tasting Room. We did not stay for a wine tasting, or the chocolate and wine pairing, instead, we took home a bottle of their Cabernet Sauvignon and hit the road back home.

Next time we MUST stay two nights to take it all in and enjoy, plus also visit nearby New Hope for a day. It’s been too long since we have been there as well. Alas, it was a short-lived visit this time, but I know we will come back. It’s such a lovely place! But perhaps we’ll explore one of the many B&B’s that Bucks County has to offer next time.

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