Come relax with us

Smithfield Inn


Amazing food,
relaxing atmosphere, beautiful garden and fine beverages make happy people

Plan Your Historic Event With Us

Open Every Day

  • Mon. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    (M-Tu Closed for Dining)
  • Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sun. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


About Smithfield Inn

Historic Tavern, Restaurant & B&B

George Washington, himself, was once a guest at The Smithfield Inn, built in 1752.

During this time, Smithfield’s bustling wharf harbor was a popular destination for ships bringing goods from the old world to the new, trading two new world delicacies — peanuts and hams — the same commoditites have made Smithfield world famous for more than 200 years.

To serve these travelers and others coming by stagecoach and eventually steamboat and motorcar from Norfolk to Richmond, the original residence was converted to an Inn and Tavern in 1759. Thus, began a 250-year tradition of southern hospitality and charm that still defines the “Old Inn on Main Street.”

Notable changes included raising the roof to a full second story in 1870, part of the Inn’s restoration after the Civil War. In 1922, the Sykes family added the long kitchen and dining room wing, enlarging the porch to span entire front of the building.

For 40 years, the Sykes Inn was known for signature home-cooked meals and a relaxed atmosphere.

Now known as The Smithfield Inn, the beautifully restored historic restaurant, tavern, and bed & breakfast remain steeped in tradition and charm reminiscent of simpler times in the genteel old South.

Handcrafted & Natural Cocktails

House syrups &  accents 

Creative concoctions mixed fresh with ingredients from our gardens


October Oyster Roasts!

Join us for Oyster Roasts in the Inn Garden this Friday night and every Friday night in October (through October 23) with music in the garden by Brasswind and Curtis Brown.


COVID-19 Notice

Some events have been curtailed due to COVID-19.

If you need to schedule an event, please call to discuss your options.

Please watch this space for upcoming events, as we strive to serve while keeping you safe.

Curbside Pickup

Call and order your favorite meal and we’ll bring it to the curb for you!

Until further notice

Casual & Fine-Dining

We have separate dining facilities inside and out

Choose where you’re comfy

Sunday Brunch

Small Plates

Crab Dip

Corn Fritters

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Onion Rings

Buffalo Chicken Livers

Housemade Chips


Tasting Platters & Samplers


Chicken & Waffles

Southern Stack Pancakes

Full Country Breakfast

Biscuits & Gravy


We Do GREAT Private Parties

Whether you choose the Inn Diningroom, the Wiliam Rand Tavern, or the Garden, your guests will remember your event for a lifetime!

From 1752 through the present, The Smithfield Inn is the historic home of Southern hospitality in downtown Smithfield.


112 North Main St.  Smithfield, VA 23430

Open Every Day

Mon. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(Closed for Dining)
Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sun. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sign at the Smithfield Inn

Smithfield Inn Restaurant and Tavern, Bed & Breakfast has been making travelers happy with food, drink, and accommodations since 1752.