Malvern’s General Warren Marks 275 Years of Historic Hospitality

Image via the General Warren.

The General Warren in Malvern is celebrating its 275th anniversary and is planning to mark the occasion with special activities and food-and-drink features throughout the year, writes Michael Bradley for Main Line Today.

The property’s history is fascinating. Centuries ago, British and American soldiers rested there. More recently, in the 1960s, it was a biker bar.

“When I train new employees, the first thing I do is introduce them to the front door,” said proprietor Patrick Byrne. “I explain how that door has swung for 275 years and all the people who’ve come through it. That’s a big deal.”

The General Warren has recently made greater use of its bucolic terrace, implemented a more relaxed dress code, and expanded its menu to offer more casual dishes.

Looking toward the future, the restaurant is focusing more on spontaneous customers “who want to drop everything and go to the Warren.”

Read more about the General Warren in Main Line Today here.


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