Historic Old Barn Inn Restaurant at St. Albans is set to Re-Open December 6.

St. Albans, Mo., November 1, 2019 – The Inns at St. Albans will re-open The Old Barn Inn Restaurant to the public for dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning December 6.  Restauranteur Beth Williams, with 27 years of experience, will lead the culinary restoration following her successful 10-year run at Table Three restaurant in Wildwood, Missouri. The Old Ban Inn’s offerings will feature a seasonal, farm-to-fork menu changing every six weeks.

Originally built in 1840 as a barn and expanded into a restaurant in 1928, The Old Barn Inn was a historic dining inn operated by Mrs. Irene Walter Johnson for decades.  In the 1980’s it was reopened as Malmaison.  It was purchased by Inns at St. Albans owner Datra Herzog in 2004 and repurposed for large group events.

“The Old Barn Inn is a dining experience like no other,” said Datra Herzog.  “This is the historic heart of The Inns at St. Albans that will once again become the focal point for meals and family gatherings for years to come.  We are very excited that Beth Williams and her talented team will become part of this revival.”

The Old Barn Inn will feature both small and large plate offerings with six seasonal menu changes plus a full bar and cocktails.  The dining room will seat 70 guests in its original rustic atmosphere. Reservations are recommended and can be made at www.innsatstalbans.com   beginning November 1.  Special Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve events, as well as other major holiday brunches, will also be hosted at The Old Barn Inn Restaurant.

“I am looking forward to collaborating with the talent of Datra Herzog and the opportunity to join and help facilitate the vision for the future growth of this historic property,” said Beth Williams. “Our vision is to inspire a healthier approach by promoting community, providing real food and offering quality experiences.”

In September, The Inns at St. Albans announced the construction of a new lodge offering 12 overnight rooms and 18 total beds for guests at weddings, corporate retreats and weekend cooking school events.  This addition complements other additions completed in recent years including an event pavilion at the Studio Inn which can seat up to 180 and a new pavilion at the Old Barn Inn seating up to 220.  A new tiered ceremony site at the Old Barn Inn, coupled with an outdoor covered garden area for cocktail receptions was completed in 2013.  Overnight stay accommodations include 4 intimate cottages, The Studio’s six bedrooms and a Victorian home near Head’s Store known as the Farm House.  Individual stays and whole-house rentals are available.

Nestled on acres of scenic rolling hills first charted by Lewis & Clark near the Missouri River, The Inns at St. Albans is a unique bed and breakfast and event venue situated on what was once considered America’s western frontier. The Studio Inn was built by renowned architect, Theodore Link, the designer of St. Louis Union Station. For many years, the area was the country retreat of some wealthy St. Louis families.