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News from the Olde Forge

  • Construction Has Begun

    July 13, 2023

    Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, construction has begun on our new deck! It will be bigger and better than the old deck, and construction should be done in short order. Stay tuned!

  • New Outdoor Seating

    May 13, 2023

    In the absence of our deck, we’ve added outdoor seating as an option for our guests. Just in time to take advantage of the nice weather!

  • Ommegang Tap Takeover

    April 13, 2023

    What a great evening! Just like old times. People had the chance to try a variety of samples from Brewery Ommegang and Berkshire Mountain Distillers. Ommegang’s Bourbon Barrel Adoration, Triple Fruited Tripel, Three Philosophers, and Gnommegang were on tap, and Berkshire Mountain Distillers showed off their unique new whiskey distilled from Ommegang’s Three Philosophers quadrupel ale.

    There was trivia, a raffle, and prizes, and much fun was had by all. Looking forward to another one soon.

  • Rebuilding

    October 5, 2022

    We have been working hard, with the help of some truly fantastic people, since fire broke out on the morning of August 28th, to get the Olde Forge back up and running. And we are almost there!

    The back deck is gone, but a new one will be built in time for next Spring.

    The back stairs have been repaired, and the downstairs is almost set for our re-opening. It will still be a while before the back room on the main floor is ready, but we will be re-opening very soon!

  • The Aftermath

    September 1, 2022

    Video from the Berkshire Eagle

  • The Great Fire of 2022

    August 29, 2022

    The fire broke out in a storage shed under the deck at about 10:00 am, Sunday, August 28th. Within minutes, Lanesborough firefighters were on the scene. Fire crews came to the scene from Cheshire, Dalton, Hancock, and Hinsdale, while the Richmond department provided coverage at the Lanesborough fire house.

    Firefighters were able to prevent the blaze from spreading to the rest of the building and had it contained within an hour. They remained at the restaurant until around 1 p.m.

    The origin and cause of the fire were investigated by the Lanesborough Fire Department, Lanesborough Police Department, and state police Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit assigned to the State Fire Marshal’s office.

    Our thanks go out to everyone who helped that day and in the weeks to follow. Your support has been tremendous and much appreciated!

    Photo by Darcie Sosa