Due to State orders, our public operations are suspended until further notice. We currently offer dinners-to-go daily except for April 12th when we offer family-style Easter dinners-to-go for pick-up on April 12th. For details, please click on the links below or under the “Dine and Stay” tab. Updates will be posted here.
Part of The Wayside Inn Historic District and home of Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, we invite you to enjoy our pastoral setting, explore our museum rooms, engage with our programs, and savor our generous hospitality.

Legendary Tales. Timeless Hospitality.

Important COVID-19 Information

The Wayside Inn has witnessed much in it's more than 300 years. Wars, plagues, economic depressions, have impacted lives in and around this fabled Inn. Our hearts go out to those most impacted by this current crisis. While we weather the storm, the staff and Board of Trustees will work to ensure that once this passes, and it will pass, we will pick up where we left off and continue the momentum of the last year. Although this current situation has drastically impacted the financial well-being of the Inn, we only ask that you continue to support us by ordering a meal or two to go or donate a meal (see below). Gift cards are also available for purchase for dinners to-go or for when we re-open the restaurant, here. Out of respect, we will not actively solicit donations at this time, but we welcome any contribution which can be made here. In the meantime, order a meal to go and browse the website. We will continue working during this time to develop more exciting programs as things improve and restrictions on gatherings are lifted.

You are invited to respectfully visit the grounds, but if you do so, please comply with the rules below.

We wish you and your friends and families all the best.

"Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury was the top prize winner, taking home four awards, one each for Best Fine Dining, Best Romantic Restaurant, Best Local Tourist Attraction, Wedding Venue."

Best of MetroWest Awards 2019
MetroWest Daily News

"This is a must-do kind of place if you are visiting in New England! The gracious, centuries old inn makes the most of its historic setting. The food is excellent and bountiful with an accent on New England favorites like, scrod, chowders, chicken pot pie, butternut squash and homemade bread basket. There is something for everyone with a special flavor of history mixed in. Reservations are encouraged."

BeefEaterOlives
TripAdvisor

"Step back into history and dine where Longfellow did...well, at least once. The front pub will give you an authentic feeling of what life was like back then and has a pub menu and great drinks. The rest of the restaurant is fabulous - excellent food and atmosphere, and vegetarian options as well. There are several rooms that have been left as they were and are museum quality. It's a pretty amazing place and people there, both staff and customers, were very welcoming."

Billyc842
TripAdvisor

Legendary Tales. Timeless Events.

Fri
Apr
3

Joanna the Psychic Medium

POSTPONED - DATE TBD

April 3, 2020 7:00 PM
Main Dining Room
Sat
Apr
4

Writing by The Wayside

POSTPONED - DATE TBD

April 4, 2020 10:00 AM
The Wayside Inn & Gate House
Mon
Apr
6

Puzzle Tea Party

POSTPONED - DATE TBD

April 6, 2020 1:00 PM
Longfellow's Wayside Inn
Tue
Apr
28

Tavern Talks - April

April 28, 2020 7:00 PM
The Wayside Inn's Old Bar

Legendary Tales. Timeless Events.

Writing by The Wayside
April 4, 2020

April 4, 2020

Writing by The Wayside

Location:
The Wayside Inn & Gate House
Details
Puzzle Tea Party
April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020

Afternoon Tea and Puzzles

Location:
Longfellow's Wayside Inn
The Wayside Inn and Marta Burbeck of Piecefully Yours are hosting an Afternoon Tea and Puzzle Event. Enjoy a Traditional Afternoon Tea Party with delicious scones, pastries and a delightful spread of British wooden jigsaw puzzles made by Wentworth.‍
Details
Joanna the Psychic Medium
April 3, 2020

April 3, 2020

Joanna the Psychic Medium

Location:
Main Dining Room
Details
Tavern Talks - April
April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

Tavern Talks Conversation Series - April

Location:
The Wayside Inn's Old Bar
Details

When Visiting the Grounds Please Respect Our Policies.


Until further notice, our grounds remain open for public use and enjoyment during the pandemic, but all visitors must comply with current federal, state,and town orders and recommendations concerning Covid-19 social distancing and health precautions. Most important, visitors with dogs must keep dogs leashed at all times and pick up after their dogs, removing dog waste from our grounds. All visitors must remove any trash and not litter on our property.We do not want to close the property to all visitors at this time so for the safety and well-being of the community and the care and protection of this historic landmark, please comply. Additionally, please note:
  • We ask that you please dispose of animal waste bags elsewhere and not in our parking areas, by the Inn, or along the trails. We are operating with reduced grounds staff and we want to ensure a clean environment. 
  • It is crucial that groups of 10 (as established by Governor's mandate) who are congregating (for family gatherings or ceremonies) in the Longfellow Garden, Grist Mill, and elsewhere on the premises do so with permission from the Inn. This has been our policy all year long, but now, for everyone’s safety, we are asking for adherence at this critical time.  
  • To learn more about our trails and grounds, click here.
  • Let us know if you see any interesting wildlife. Take a picture and send it to TWIF@wayside.org.

Anyone who uses The Wayside Inn Property assumes all risk and agrees to hold the Inn harmless from liability arising out of such access and use. The Inn is further protected by M.G.L. c.21, Section 17(c).

We will update this page as circumstances require. Thank you

Latest News

Temporary Closure for Kitchen Equipment Upgrade Announced for March

February 4, 2020
The Wayside Inn announces temporary closure from Monday, March 2nd through Friday, March 20th for the installation of a new hood ventilation system in its kitchen.
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Sally Purrington Hild Named First Nonprofit Director

October 11, 2019
The Trustees of The Wayside Inn Foundation (TWIF) are pleased to announce the appointment of Sally Purrington Hild as the first Director of Nonprofit Programs and Affairs.
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The Wayside Inn Introduces New Retail Partnership with Plimoth Plantation

September 30, 2019
The Wayside Inn Foundation announced today that it has entered into anew retail partnership for operation of its gift shop with Plimoth Plantation
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The Wayside Inn Foundation

September 3, 2019
The Wayside Inn of Sudbury, MA, announced today it is adopting a new name of “The Wayside Inn Foundation” as part of a broader set of initiatives to fortify its identity as not just a landmark historic inn, but a nonprofit organization entrusted with the preservation of over 100 acres and 9 historic buildings, including its crown jewel, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn.
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SudburyTV: The Old Fashioned Way featuring The Wayside Inn Grist Mill

February 8, 2018
Have you ever wondered what makes our Water Powered Grist Mill so unique? Thanks to our friends at SudburyTV and their series The Old Fashioned Way, the living history that thrives on our property is explained! This incredible segment
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