The Winsor House Inn and restaurant, which had fallen to disrepair, changed hands at the end of May and — after a whirlwind facelift and menu overhaul — reopened at the start of the summer. The result combines Old World charm with contemporary New England appeal for just the kind of dining experience one hopes to find in a seaside town.
The restaurant offers both fine dining and a pub menu, but it’s the latter that has taken off. The pub menu includes favorites characteristic of a historic New England inn, but the flavorful and inspired dishes are generally more refined than typical pub fare. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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