Lancaster Tavern


Lancaster Inland

8373 Mary Ball Road
Lancaster, VA 22503

CBRAR #1813405 NNAR #102916

Lancaster Tavern, an established restaurant and bed & breakfast that has been beautifully restored, keeping much historic charm with modern amenities, all on 2 acres.  The tavern was built in 1790 with additions in the mid 1800’s and many upgrades in 2009.  This is a great opportunity to own a piece of history located in a high visibility area on Route 3 near Lancaster Courthouse and the Mary Ball Washington Museum, plus only 10 minutes to Kilmarnock and 3 minutes to Lively.

The main building has a large foyer, large dining room and living room, all open to flow together and currently all have dining tables.  Dining deck plus a full loading dock.  Finished sunporch with hand painted floors and built-in bar with refrigeration and more.  Commercial grade Kitchen complete with all a chef would need to make fabulous meals . . .  $300,000 invested in this kitchen.  Downstairs has two half baths.  Upstairs has two beautiful rooms, two lovely bathrooms, and an office space.

This property also has a detached rental home with more privacy and offers a living room, dining room, kitchen, two bedrooms and bath, plus exterior stairs to a floored attic area for great storage.  This property has a little over two acres with fenced area and small barn/shed, would make a great garden or small livestock area.


  • Acreage

    2 acres

  • Deck

    Dining Deck
    Full loading dock built with dock grade pilings

  • Other

    Small Barn & Fenced Area


  • Built


  • Square Footage

    Not including English Basement

  • Dining Areas

    Foyer Area, Living Room, Dining Room & Sunporch

  • Kitchen

    Commercial Grade
    $300,000 investment
    Walk-in Fridge & Freezer
    Large gas Range with sprinkler system
    Rented Dishwasher (does not convey)
    Stainless Steel Ovens

  • Bedrooms

    Two Suites in the Main Home
    One with sitting area & bathroom
    Second with bathroom

  • Bathrooms

    2 Full Bathrooms
    2 Half bathrooms

  • Office


  • Guest Home

    936 Square Feet
    Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Two Bedrooms, Full Bath
    Hardwood Floors in Main Areas
    Back Deck
    Front Covered Porch
    Steps outside to full floored attic for great storage
    Can be rented as B&B or full time

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Lancaster County

Lancaster County, founded in 1651, has 231 square miles, with 98 square miles of waterfront.  The population is approximately 11,000 people.  Lancaster County has fabulous small waterfront towns.  Irvington’s population is about 670 people and is home to Carters Creek and the Tides Inn.  Kilmarnock has a population of around 1,200 people and has great waterways, shops and is known as the Steptoe District with a Scottish flare.  White Stone offer a variety of shopping and dining and has the Robert O. Norris bridge as the gateway to the lower Northern Neck.

There are many beautiful waterways in Lancaster County off the Chesapeake Bay, including Fleets Bay, the Rappahannock River and the Eastern and Western branches of the Corrotoman River.  You will find deep anchorage with protected water and wide views on Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek, Carters Creek, and many more.

The area is known for its shops, local seafood, restaurants, and plenty of activities for daytime and evening.  Lancaster has a rich history, and its well-known residents included Mary Ball Washington, mother of George Washington.  Great location, 1+hours to Richmond/Williamsburg/Newport News and 2+ hours to VA Beach/Northern Virginia/Charlottesville.

A great source of information can be found on Virginia’s River Realm.  Make sure to join their newsletter to find out more events as they come around.

Areas in Lancaster: White Stone, Irvington, Kilmarnock, Upper Lancaster, Weems, Lively, Morattico, Ottoman, Merry Point

Bodies of Water: Chesapeake Bay, Fleets Bay, Rappahannock River, Eastern & Western Branch of the Corrotoman River, Indian Creek, Dymer Creek, Carters Creek, Tabbs Creek, Antipoison Creek

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