Peddler’s Village, founded by the Jamison family in 1962, is a delightful escape in Bucks County’s Lahaska, a hop and a skip from New Hope. The 42-acre village is comprised of winding brick walkways that take visitors past 65 charming 18th century-style boutiques, five restaurants and the Golden Plough Inn. Earl’s Bucks County was a local favorite, and while a fire forced its closure in January 2015, it has returned with a new name— Earl’s New American.
“From the moment guests enter the restaurant, they will be greeted with warmth, charm and sincerity,” says Terry Ward, COO of Peddler’s Village. “Rebekah Brown of Bethany Design, Co. from Valley Forge has designed a rustic yet refined space with repurposed materials that evoke a classic, timeless and relaxed atmosphere.”
Warm, rich lighting, crafted wood furniture, weathered timber flooring and copper ceiling tiles create a contemporary farmhouse feel. A fireplace set into the stone wall lends warmth and invites intimate group gatherings.
The New American cuisine at the 140-seat, full-service restaurant will feature steaks, chops and seafood as well as an extensive wine list. Earl’s New American offers an enhanced, second-level function space comfortably accommodating parties, meetings and groups of up to 70 people with private, ADA-compliant access. Bucks County local Bill Murphy, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, will be running the kitchen. His résumé includes time spent at Jake’s in Manayunk and with Philadelphia restaurateur Stephen Starr.