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Try Pace One - An Historic Country Inn in Thornton PA

Pace One is a Country Inn - Restaurant - Bar & Grille located in Thornton PA.

Pace One Restaurant Bar Grille Country Inn Thornton PAEvery once in a while you just happen to have a meal that is just right.  Pace One in Thornton Pa just came through with flying colors.

Pace One is a Country Inn - Restaurant - Bar & Grille in Thornton PA.  Located just south of the intersection of Glen Mills Rd and Thornton Rd, the restaurant is steeped in history.  Both the town and property date back to colonial times.  The property was intimately involved in the Battle of the Brandywine in September of 1777, serving as the field hospital for the American wounded.  Ted Pace Owner Pace One Restaurant Thornton PASince then the buildings have been variously used for manufacturing linens, as a post office (reputed to be the oldest continuous one in the US), and a general store.  Since 1978, the restaurant has been located in the restored 1740's stone barn providing outdoor seating, porch seating, and formal dining room areas.

Three of us had the chance to recently visit for dinner seated on the porch.  Two ate off the Summer Grille menu.  We tried both the Wild Mushroom Spinach Lasagna and the Roasted Salmon.  Both were excellent.  Pace One Porch Area Thornton PAThey were cooked perfectly allowing the flavors of the food to come through without the heavy sauces and spices found in so many establishments today.  The third ordered from the regular menu and tried out the 1/2 Roast Chicken.  This was one hearty bird with half of it going home for another day.  All the meals were great followed up with a Strawberry Shortcake for dessert.  It was an excellent meal complemented with excellent service.

Pace One Historic Inn Thornton PAPace One is open for dinner seven days a week, lunch five days a week, and brunch on Sunday.  They have a wide ranging menu from Hearty Classic Entrees to the lighter Grille Menu/Petite Entrees plus a great selection of soups, appetizers, and desserts.  All meals can also be eaten in the bar which was quite lively during our visit.  They also have several meeting rooms and offer off premise catering throughout the area.

If you're visiting the area or just looking for a regular country spot, this may be the perfect answer.  Ted Pace, the owner, could not be more friendly and is available to answer your questions anytime.  If you haven't been there before or if you just have not had the chance to visit recently, it may be time to try it again - go for it.

As always, please feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

Comment balloon 2 commentsDavid Henke • August 07 2009 10:27PM


I'd go into that building and buy something just so I could say that I bought it in that building, and tasty food would simply be the icing on the cake.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) about 11 years ago

You would enjoy visiting with Ted as well!

Posted by David Henke, Realtor, Homes Just West of Philadelphia PA (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc) about 11 years ago

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