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Since we opened Pickering House Inn in Summer 2018, creating amazing dining experiences and outstanding food has also been a key focus.

In addition to our in house culinary team at the Inn (who create amazing breakfasts, baked goods and snacks), we began hosting our Community Barn Dinners in 2019. Hosting some of the best of New England's Chefs, vitners, brew masters.and distillers, these dinners are a full experience of amazing food, beverages and breathtaking setting in our 1800's Barn at Pickering House.

In 2020, we created and opened PAVILION Food & Spirits next door to the Inn -  setting new standards for an exceptional restaurant dining experience for Wolfeboro, the Lakes Region and New England.  In 2022, it was named to the top 10 Farm to Table restaurants of New England.

Upon Executive Chef / co-owner Jonathan Hudak’s retirement in 2023, we were pleased to announce Chris Viaud as the new Executive Chef / Owner of PAVILION. Most recently named as a JAMES BEARD AWARD finalist, Chris and his culinary team continue to carry the torch of serving incredible fresh and seasonally inspired, ingredient driven food and spirits as part of the overall  “Pickering Experience”. (Registered Inn guests have access to advance reservations prior to reservations open to the Public).

We look forward to welcoming you and sharing the Pickering Edxperience of exceptional Food and Hospitalitity.


PAVILION is a destination dining experience that was created in 2020 by the team that brought you the Pickering House Inn. It is named in honor of The Pavilion Hotel (which was built and operated by Daniel Pickering and his son-in-law on a site across the street from today’s Pickering House and PAVILION Food & Spirits),

Today, we are pleased to introduce you to JAMES BEARD Nominee / Finalist

Chris Viaud - Executive Chef / Owner of PAVILION 


Since we opened in 2018, The Barn at Pickering House has been the setting

for exceptional community dining experiences.


Whether for 2 people or for a larger group looking to make reservations, these dinners are open to both Inn Guests and the general Public.

The dinners featuring some of the best of New England's Chefs, vintners,

brew masters.and distillers and are a full experiential evening...

amazing food, beverages, great company and held in the breathtaking setting of The Barn at Pickering House.

The menus, style and dates of these dinners vary.. To view details and purchase tickets for special dining events,  please visit our Pickering Events Page:

We also offer private versions of these dinners

subject to date and staff availability.

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