by June Portnoy
Although Bowman’s Tavern in New Hope has been in business for seven years, James Seward recently took over its ownership, bringing with him improvements to its menu, service and décor.
All food is now cooked on the premises. “We smoke our own bacon and purchase the highest grade seafood and meat,” says James. “Customers have told me that they can taste the difference in our food.”
Bowman’s Tavern specializes in new American cuisine. The menu is changed every three months to represent the season, depending on what’s growing that time of year. In addition, the tavern’s specials reflect the current market and the chef’s creativity.
“Bowman’s Tavern was initially called the Forager House for about 20 years, and we continue that tradition by sometimes foraging food, like mushrooms and wild onions, from local woods and forests,” adds James.
While enjoying quality food at Bowman’s Tavern, stop by every night for live entertainment. On Friday evenings, New Hope’s own Bob Egan comes to perform.
On Sunday nights, come see Bowman’s Tavern’s owner perform with the group, Lorenzo. James plays the guitar with Michael Amery, owner of the Inn at Bowman’s Hill playing the fiddle, and Lorenzo, lead singer and guitarist.
Bowman’s Tavern still offers the same inviting atmosphere as before, and strives to provide an unpretentious, atmosphere where everyone feels comfortable.
Bring your entire family, and you’re sure to find something on the menu that everyone, including your children, will enjoy.
“We are very appreciative of our customer’s business, and therefore, aim to accommodate each of our guest’s requests,” says James, a hands-on owner who is virtually always at Bowman’s Tavern.
“We want our customers to walk in, feeling like they are walking into a friend’s tavern, and being served by friends who go out of their way to exceed their expectations.”
To enhance your dining experience, Bowman’s Tavern will be making renovations March 10th through March 19th, during which time it will be closed.
“We’re not changing the feel of the restaurant, but we’re giving it more of a Bucks County tavern feel, with barn wood from antique barns in the area,” says James. “We will also be displaying artwork created by local artists that will illustrate our tavern’s concept.”
Be sure to stop by Bowman’s Tavern and enjoy the quality food, welcoming atmosphere and new décor. Free parking is always available.
For additional information about Bowman’s Tavern, located at 1600 River Road in New Hope, call 215-862-2972. Also visit www.bowmanstavernrestaurant.com.
PHOTO CAP: James Seward, owner of Bowman’s Tavern