Cold Spring Tavern began as a stagecoach stop in 1886. The physical
appearance of the Tavern has been protected by a series of owners
and most recently by Adelaide Ovington and her daughter Audrey. They
purchased the Tavern in 1941. It has been operating as a restaurant/tavern
continuously since that date. Many famous people have been to the
Tavern over the years. One movie and several television programs were
filmed here. When asked why the fact that many Hollywood stars visited
the Tavern was never publicized, Audrey's answer was, "... Honey,
.. That's why they come."
The current owners are Joy Ovington Wilson and her husband, Wayne.
They have said that they will carry on the traditions of the Tavern
and will endeavor to protect the Tavern for the enjoyment of future
generations. "It's a tremedous responsibility but we will do
The manager is John Locke. He has a considerable amount of restaurant
experience and has been with the Tavern since May of 2000.
We consider our employees to be a family who all consider the Tavern
to be a very special place. Many of them have been here for over
10 years. It is their desire that everyone who makes the effort
to come to the Tavern should be treated to a dining experience like
they have not enjoyed before. We never change and that goes for
the high quality of our food and the excellance of our service.
We hope you will come