The Purser’s Pub — part of the Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michael’s, Maryland — has a very intimate, private club atmosphere. Even though it’s not a huge bar, there are lots of antique waterman accessories on the walls, including oars and vintage oyster tins. It conveys a sense of place. There are two distinct sections: a slightly brighter area upfront and the glowing, fireplace-lit area in back. I was very glad to be hosted to be able to experience it!
The great part about The Purser’s Pub is that while it has an exclusive feel, it’s completely open to the public, even to people not staying overnight at the inn. My dad always approved of trying out upscale establishments this way . . . he called it, “Coffee, and . . . “. He described how one could take themselves anywhere in the world that way. The Purser’s Pub has a light fare menu, featuring a few items from their fine dining restaurant, Sherwood’s Landing, plus comfort fare all their own.
The niceties of sipping a cocktail by the fire are observed here, including a tray with a trio of bar snacks.
While they list on their website that the pub closes at midnight, that’s a loose cut-off — if patrons are still in there enjoying themselves.
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