Monday, November 4, 2013

Around Town Part I: Harlow's Pub

We thought it was time to start an in-depth look at the shops and restaurants that help make Peterborough such a great destination (and place to live).  Since we had lunch at Harlow's the other day (it's a one mile walk from Little River B&B), we decided it would be a logical place to kick off this series of blog postings.
There are so many ways to describe Harlows to guests: fun, family friendly, eclectic, lively, good music, good food made from scratch, excellent and unique beer selection, and local are some of our most common.
From the moment you enter, you realize you have not walked into your typical American bar.  Harlow's is warm, inviting and cozy.  There are no TVs (this is a good thing) and a lot of wood everywhere.  You can choose from outdoor dining on a nice day to high tables, the bar or standard low tables with benches and the atmosphere is great no matter where you sit.  Expect the place to be buzzing with customers most times of the day!
Once seated, you could choose to quench your thirst from their wide tap or bottle selection (non-alcoholic beverages as well).  I am a fan of the Geary's HSA and Longtrail Ale which are both Northern New England brews.
After drinks are settled, one look at the extensive food menu and you realize there are no easy decisions because everything sounds so good (and it is).  At lunch time Paula enjoys their Avocado Bliss or Roast Beef and Boursin sandwiches or Vegetarian Chili while I often pick the Tuna Melt or Turkey Reuben.  For dinner we might share their "Works" Nachos which are the best I have ever had anywhere or we enjoy the Diablo Chicken Pasta, Chicken Schnitzel, and giant Burritos!  Of course things get even trickier as you check out the specials board :)

Yes there are desserts too...those are on the specials board as well.
In addition to being a great place to eat, drink and socialize, Harlow's has music and entertainment many nights of the week.  Tuesdays are Celtic Night, Wednesdays are Open-Mic Night, Thursdays are Bluegrass Night and then they bring in bands from around the Northeast on Fridays and Saturdays.  There are a lot of creative and talented musicians around the area.  Definitely check their calendar for details!

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