“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
~ Virginia Woolf
Welcome to the new Smithfield Inn.
We proudly announce the most complete renovation of the Smithfield Inn since they raised the roof in 1870. Out with the Victorian and in with a new look—soft, inviting upholstered chairs, balanced lighting with new window treatments, overall a far less formal, far more homelike atmosphere for comfortable dining.
Anyone who remembers the historic William Rand Tavern will appreciate that it’s now one big open space for casual dining. A striking new walnut bar top and custom-built parquet walnut tables with comfortable armchairs make it the place to meet after work in Smithfield.
The Dining Room at the Smithfield Inn retains its elegance but the atmosphere is lighter and airier. For a special occasion, for any occasion, this is gourmet dining at its finest. And our stunning, newly decorated Parlor invites you to curl up with a good book, enjoy a card game or sip a glass of wine.
Our signature Bed & Breakfast rooms upstairs and in the Garden House may have undergone the biggest changes of all. Layers of fabrics, ornate wall coverings and frills galore have given way to an updated B&B look, with handsome, comfortable beds and seating, LCD TVs and computer-friendly areas with desks.
Delightful Dining at the Smithfield Inn, a PDF article from the Virginian Pilot