Race Brook Lodge

the stagecoach tavern

The Stagecoach Tavern is located on Route 41 in Sheffield, MA, between Salisbury, CT and South Egremont, MA.

 The Stagecoach Tavern at Race Brook Lodge


Race Brook Lodge's The Stagecoach Tavern at night

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The Stagecoach Tavern at Race Brook Lodge dates back to the early 17th century. The candlelit Tavern boasts hand-hewn beams and wide-plank floors spanning multiple levels. It has been a warm and convivial gathering spot for friends, families, and lovers for almost 200 years. Cozy up by our roaring fire in winter months or in the summer relax with a drink under the stars in our courtyard.

Fall Hours:

  • Dinner: Thursday-Sunday, 5:30-9pm (limited menu on Sunday)

  • Brunch:  Some Sundays from 11am-2pm (with live jazz, see schedule or call us at 413-229-8585)

  • DCSC: Live music downstairs (see schedule)



We are so excited to have Chef Laurel Barkan on the team, starting in August 2017. Laurel is originally from San Francisco, where she learned the art of cooking working under acclaimed chefs such as Judy Rodgers at Zuni Café. She has spent the last decade in Mexico cooking for restaurants, retreat centers, and private families.

Laurel is passionate about local, sustainably-produced ingredients and slow food. She draws inspiration from a variety of world cuisines and uses whatever is fresh and in season to make real food -- from scratch.

 Chef Laurel Barkan heads up the Stagecoach Tavern kitchen starting August 16, 2017

Chef Laurel Barkan heads up the Stagecoach Tavern kitchen starting August 16, 2017

"I’m looking forward to cultivating relationships with local farms in order to source our menu. I feel very lucky to be somewhere where there are so many dedicated farmers producing such high quality produce, meat, and dairy that I hardly have to look beyond a 20 mile radius to find most of the ingredients that I need.

Coming from coastal California and later Mexico, I’m also excited about working with the seasons. I’m looking forward to playing around with summer and fall flavors. I’m even excited about preparing for winter through canning and preserving: I think it’ll be a real push to be more creative!

My vision is to take the local bounty that we have here in the Berkshires and combine it with creative and international flavors. When starting with such fantastic raw material, there’s really no limit to where the creative juices might take you. " ~ Chef Laurel Barkan


We are part of a vibrant community of farmers and purveyors. We work hard to celebrate and honor their ingredients.


Our menu is seasonal and local - sourced from area farmers and inspired by the tradition of hearty tavern fare. It is a meeting of local ingredients with creative, international flavors. Inventive vegetarian and gluten free options are always available.

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Fully stocked bar at The Stagecoach Tavern



The Down County Social Club (DCSC) features a handpicked selection of extraordinary and rare entertainment presented in an intimate New Orleans style speakeasy. Our live performances include music, dance, performance art, poetry, and multimedia works. We also screen documentary films in Shays' Lounge upstairs. Our programming is as eclectic as we are. We serve wine, local beer, and cold fresh tap water.

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Private Events at Stagecoach Tavern

We offer private dining spaces and genuine hospitality for parties of 25-80. We combine rustic comfort with bohemian elegance that is perfect for casual and festive occasions. Our private dining room perfectly accommodates smaller parties and alternatively, the entire restaurant can be reserved for up to 80 people.

In addition, we have an all-season, screened porch. The 30 x 30 foot space can accommodate casual summer cocktail parties, buffets, rehearsal dinners, and any number of other occasions. This dynamic space can be transformed to create a variety of ambiances: breezy on a summer evening or warm with a roaring fire and candlelight well into the winter. For larger events our beautiful event Barn is available.

 Staff at The Stagecoach Tavern June 2017

Staff at The Stagecoach Tavern June 2017

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