Thanksgiving is always such a fun time of the year. I feel like this holiday is just so much more relaxed, and of course it is amazing to celebrate with our families. We usually try our best to split up the holidays, and this year, we ending up taking my mom out the day after Thanksgiving to a spectacular spot in Horsham Pennsylvania called The Farm & Fisherman Tavern. We actually stopped by this location a couple years ago, and we remembered that she really enjoyed it, so we knew that this would be a fantastic spot to enjoy delicious food in a relaxed atmosphere.
Horsham is only about 10 miles north of downtown Philly. It is actually one of the oldest municipalities in Montgomery County, and the township was incorporated in the year 1717! The name Horsham originates after the town of Horsham in Sussex in the Southern region of England. William Penn’s engineers actually drew up the survey lines of the land, and it is one of several townships in Montgomery County to be created in this manner. Another very cool historical fact is that the mother of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States (her maiden name was Hannah Simpson) was born in Horsham Pennsylvania.
As we stepped into The Farm & Fisherman Tavern, we were greeted right away by their very sweet staff! We also noticed that there were some really cool decorations that really brought their restaurant theme to life. I loved the wooden fish I spotted and it had some pretty intricate details on it. Of course the Santa hat was super cute too.
I must note that this establishment was actually a James Beard semifinalist in 2012 for the “Best New Restaurant in America” award. On their website its states that they are “Proudly working to promote the area’s farmers, including those from neighboring Lancaster County, with some of the richest-producing non-irrigated soil in the country.” It also says that Chef and Owner Josh Lawler “In partnership with Chef Todd Fuller, have established their aspirations to pair preparations of regional produce and proteins with carefully-selected wine, spirits, and local drafts in a comfortable, family friendly, tavern environment.” There are so many culinary accolades that these chefs have, so make sure you check out the restaurant website to learn more of their spectacular history. You really have to appreciate the art, dedication, and skill it takes to create an oasis of culinary skill that stands alone in its magnificence.
So, back to our celebrations! After we checked out the menu, we started with the “Jersey Potato Skins.” This dish has a combination of Benton’s bacon, herbs, jalapenos, and a cheese sauce. It was really good and was the perfect appetizer to kick off our feast! For our entrees, we decided on “Pork Schnitzel” with argula, the “Horsham Burger” with cheddar, red onion, and tomato, and finally, the “Turkey Rueben” with swiss cheese, sauerkraut, 1,000 island, and an IPA mustard on sourdough. You do have the option to add on fries as a side to your sandwiches, so we did add them on as well.
After we had the delicious dinner entrees, we had to try some of the desserts, especially because we were celebrating Thanksgiving! My mom ordered the “Gooey Butter Cake” which had vanilla ice cream and sweet brioche, and my husband and I split the “Apple Pie” with ice cream as well.
Let me know in the comments if you have ever gone to The Farm & Fisherman Tavern before, and what you thought of it. I am sure that the menu may change seasonally as well, so make sure you check out their website for the latest information regarding that. If you are in the Philadelphia area, I think it is definitely worth the visit! As always, I am not affiliated with this establishment in any way, and all opinions in this post are my own. I hope that you are having a wonderful day, and remember to click that subscribe button!