Since 1979, The Raven has become an iconic institution for locals who continue to depend on its first-class dinning, cutting edge mixology and welcoming entertainment. Faithful customers and informed new consumers rely on the consistency of their epicurean menu, their delivery of boutique hotel accommodations and their festive pool-side fun. For almost 40 years, loyal patrons, world travelers and acclaimed entertainers have based here while they explore all the many facets that the famed Bucks County has to offer in the areas of art, history, music, galleries, gardens, architecture, culture, preserves, antiques, federal/state/local parks, etc.
Located in New Hope, PA The Raven is approximately: 50 mins to Philadelphia, PA; 1.5 hours from NYC, NY; 1.1 hour to Newark International Airport; 30 mins to Princeton, NJ; three mins to two separate Trans Bridge Line, Inc. bus stops; and 30 mins or less to other local train stations.
The Raven can be dichotomized by four major areas:
Headed by Executive Chef Larry Brown, who is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan, The Raven Restaurant offers a seasonally-inspired, classic brasserie menu sourced from local farms with a touch of Continental indulgence. From fresh cured meats and cheeses, to locally-foraged mushrooms and farm-raised beef, the “Restaurant's Specials” are Chef Brown’s creations. The outdoor garden allows for al fresco dining and extends the reach of the restaurant. Whether for an intimate meal or a large celebration, the restaurant can accommodate and is able to deliver.
The “Front Bar” is beautifully crafted with oak-paneled walls, supplied with friendly bartenders, wired with magnificent music and is stocked with the best libations in town. The bar at The Raven has a long, and very well-deserved, reputation as being consistently dependable. Red- tufted booths, pool table, and a raven in flight depicted in stain-glass over the fireplace welcomes intrigue, activity and conversation. In addition, this bar is directly connect to The Raven’s dance floor, which is able to host DJs, shows, fundraisers, bar-activities, etc.
The “Piano Bar” or the Oak Room, so named for the antique oak-paneled walls from England and pressed-tin ceiling officers a sophisticated and intimate setting. It is able to host cabaret acts or a simple piano for sing-a-longs and is wired with a Funktion One Sound System. The Oak Room is perfectly punctuated with a classic antique oil painting of Queen Victoria over the mantled fireplace, to watch over all the weekly merrymaking.
The Poolside Club:
The Raven poolside area is deliberately designed with terrace-type landscaping, to consciously expand the visibility and enhances the utility of this area, while maximizing the aesthetics of this summer-loved spot. It hosts 150 chaise lounge chairs and has a separate poolside “Cabana Bar & Grill,” which offers frozen drinks and easy-eats like burgers, hot dogs, fries, onion rings, wraps and salads. The lift-door feature of The Raven’s dance floor’s far-exterior wall allows the outside to flow seamlessly into the indoor pub during the spring/summer months
The Raven has 5 Rooms and 6 guesthouse suits all with private suites, Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy down pillows, flat-screen TVs & Wi-Fi and AC/Heat. Cordials B&B Voted One of the Top 10 Best Overall Inns in the US! The Oasis-like setting for this Guest House sets a gracious and serene tone for visitors & owners alike. There are various patios, decks, balconies, gardens & nooks surround the residence creating ample opportunity for privacy.
There is a lot to The Raven in success, longevity, history, charm, and, best of all, is its location. The Raven lies in the friendly, diverse and sophisticated little hamlet of New Hope. It has always dances to its own beat. Now, The Raven awaits and welcomes a new beat of its new drummer.