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About Us

 

About Briar Lea Inn

& THE JOLLY DRAYMAN PUB


Brier Lea Inn & Jolly Drayman Pub in Bethel features accommodations with a garden and a shared lounge. With a bar, the inn has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Guests can make use of on-site dining. The accommodation offers a sun terrace.
All guest rooms at the inn are fitted with a bath or shower, free toiletries, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and DVD Player. The private bathroom is fitted with a hairdryer. Guest rooms at Brier Lea Inn & Jolly Drayman Pub are equipped with a seating area.

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BREAKFAST IS SERVED

A full breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, English muffins, whole wheat toast, coffee, decaf, orange juice and a selection of 10 teas. Yogurt parfait can be substituted for eggs and bacon. 

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BREAKFAST

Wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast, included in the price for staying
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All rooms are equipped with WiFi and cable TV. We also have a game room and books to read.
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ACCOMMODATION

Air conditioning, hair dryer, ironing board, heating, coffee maker, mini fridge
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OUR HISTORY

In its history, our farm house has gone through multiple changes. It originally was a family residence, and then became a general store. Years ago, the original front door of the store was found on the roadside wall with old writings still visible indicating bushels of corn sold to customers. In the 1920's it became the Mayville Lodge, named after where it was located in the village of Bethel. Two rooms with a single shared bathroom were available for rent and meals were included. The Lodge housed visitors to the fairground, which was once located where the town airport, Colonel Dyke Field is now situated.

The Briar Lea Inn opened in 1994, after extensive renovations to the1850's post and beam constructed Georgian Farmhouse. The Inn consisted of six rooms and offered a delicious breakfast after a restful sleep. In 2005, an addition was made to the Inn,
The Jolly Drayman Pub, to offer guests a unique dining and drinking experience similar to those found in British Country Pubs.
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THEN & NOW

The name "Pub" is a shortened version of "Public House," a place for social gatherings of friends to eat and drink. In England, the Drayman is the individual who drives the dray, or beer wagon. No wonder they are so jolly!

Today, both The Briar Lea Inn and the Jolly Drayman Pub reside in this historic farmhouse, providing the perfect offering of quality food and drink, an inviting atmosphere and unique ambiance – all creating the ideal setting for couples, friends and/or families.
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A Real Find

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This is a real find. We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.They know the area well. The rooms were cozy, clean and comfortable. Spoiler alert: the onion rings in the pub are the best we've ever had. We'll be back for sure.

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