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Molly Pitcher Inn

The Molly Pitcher Inn is a privately owned boutique hotel and restaurant located in Red Bank, New Jersey. The Molly Pitcher Inn was built in 1928 and was named after the heroic Molly Pitcher. Today the Inn is a popular venue for weddings, banquets, fine dining, and live entertainment. The Molly Pitcher Inn also has a nearby sister hotel, the Oyster Point hotel.

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HistoryEdit

The Molly Pitcher Inn is a historic hotel that was built and established in 1928, in Red Bank, New Jersey. The Molly Pitcher Inn is located on the secluded Navesink River where its restaurant and bar overlook the scenic waterfront. The name is inspired by Molly Pitcher, an American Revolutionary War figure connected to the Battle of Monmouth. In 1992, James Barry and Kevork Hovnanian acquired ownership; the property regained a second life. James Barry, son-in-law to Kevork Hovnanian was positioned as President of The Molly Pitcher after the purchase and oversaw the complete building’s sixteen month renovation. After, the renovation the Inn’s business increased dramatically. In fact, the property was so successful that, in 1997, Barry and Hovnanian acquired a sister hotel right in the neighborhood, The Oyster Point Hotel. The historic Molly Pitcher Inn is a staple to the city of Red Bank.

Molly PitcherEdit

Molly Pitcher was a heroic woman during the American Revolution. Molly Pitcher played a key role in the Battle of Monmouth which took place in Freehold, New Jersey which is just minutes from Red Bank, New Jersey where The Molly Pitcher Inn stands today. She is best known for carrying pitchers of water to the soldiers during The Battle of Monmouth. Molly Pitchers birth name was Mary Ludwig but the soldiers on the battlefield referred to her by the nickname they had given her. Like many women did during those days Molly Pitcher followed her husband from Carlisle Pennsylvania back to New Jersey. She not only carried water to the thirsty soldiers, she also tended to wounds, cleaned clothes, and many other important tasks. There is even a story saying that her husband had fainted during battle and Pitcher took over his cannon during the battle. Molly Pitcher was a very popular woman due to her heroic work during the Revolutionary War. The location of the hotel compared to where the war actually took place makes using the iconic name Molly Pitcher a perfect name for a hotel.

DetailsEdit

The Molly Pitcher Inn is a boutique hotel with a total of 108 rooms. The hotel’s interior is of a 19th Century traditional design with antique charm and elegance. Within the Inn is a restaurant open to guest as well as the public. All the rooms are non-smoking and the room rates range from about $120 a night up to $340 a night. The rooms advance from standard rooms to the master suit. The Molly Pitcher Inn has a fitness room and an outdoor pool. In addition to rooms and dining the hotel can also host corporate, social, and wedding events. The Inn is walking distance from downtown Red Bank which is a lively town where tourist or guest can find themselves small restaurants, live entertainment, and shopping. Red Bank is located in an ideal area for any type of guests. The Inn being located on the river which is convenient for boaters or fishermen, The Monmouth Park Racetrack is also not of far distance where guests can go enjoy a day of horse racing and entertainment, and it is just a short drive to the Jersey Shore beaches.

DiningEdit

The Molly Pitcher is widely known for their upscale brunch on Sunday’s 11:30 am to 1:30 pm that is served buffet style. The Dining Room has been voted “Best Brunch Spot” for 15 consecutive years by New Jersey Monthly magazine. In addition to brunch the Dining room offers contemporary American cuisine that is prepared with fresh local ingredients. Aside from the fine dining the international bar is a more casual setting. The bar is open from 11:30 am to 1:30 am. There is live entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

The Molly Pitcher Inn provides a special brunch on certain holidays such as Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. By reserving a seat on one of these holidays one will pay a flat rate for a high end luxury brunch. The brunch will provide omelet stations, crepe stations, pasta stations, a dessert station, seafood displays, and a carving station with an assortment of different meats to choose from. On Christmas Eve the Molly Pitcher Inn provides a dinner that with reservations one can get an appetizer and an entrée for a flat rate. The appetizers available are crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, and various soups. As for the entrée one can get salmon, filet mignon, pork chop,a rack of lambs. The Molly Pitcher Inn is a great alternative for a holiday brunch that provides gourmet cuisine instead of a meal prepared at home.

The MarinaEdit

The Molly Pitcher Inn marina is located on the Navesink River just twenty-five miles from New York City. The marina is run by the dock master Tony Okupski. The Molly Pitcher Inn Marina provides either seasonal boat slips or transient boat slips to people traveling around and looking for a short stay. In 2009 the Molly Pitcher Inn Marina awarded $93,581 for a Phase 1 National Boating infrastructure Grant (BIG). The project added five new slips to the Inn’s marina. The slips were dedicated for use and helped alleviate the marina’s shortage of large slips to accommodate transient boaters. The Marina now has a total of seventy-two boat slips that can handle vessels up to sixty-five feet. The Marina offers boat owners and guest user’s access to the pool as well as the new fitness center. The Marina is a serviceable stop for boaters offering a place to eat and sleep.

Wedding EventsEdit

The Molly Pitcher Inn is a popular wedding venue in the Monmouth County, New Jersey area. The main ballroom has balcony access along with waterfront views of the Navesink River. The Molly Pitcher Inn is a sponsor for the annual Red Bank Wedding walk. The maximum seating capacity indoors is 175 and the maximum seating outdoors is 300. The Molly Pitcher Inn catering staff can customize all aspects of the wedding including, the ceremony, the reception, the rehearsal dinner, and the farewell breakfast to the couples preference.

References

Molly Pitcher Inn Wikipedia


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