“Things are starting to move really quickly now” said Scott Beck the co-owner of the soon to open Little Barn in Westport. He and his partner Kevin McHugh are working to get the new Pub opened before the holiday season starts. “We’re building a barn, and putting a pub inside”
‘Since Kevin sold his shares in The Little Pub in Ridgefield we have been looking for a great spot to put a new pub concept. When we found out that the Swanky Frank’s space could be had we moved quickly. I loved the idea of redoing such an iconic building in Westport particularly since we both grew up in Westport and spent lots of time in the Dairy Queen back in the days before it was Swanky Franks.” While the shape of the building harkens back to its Swanky days, the interior has been completely reconceived. Beck says “I want people to be surprised when they walk in.”
“The plan is to keep the original lines of the building intact but basically rebuild the entire place as a barn with a pub inside it. The gambrel shaped roof will be kept but the bright red roof will be replaced with a galvanized steel one. The building, inside and out, will feature lots of reclaimed red barn siding, the 2 spectacular reclaimed roof vents just went up, the 2 sided stone fireplace is being built now which will be perfect for the cooler nights. It will cozy up the inside and also warm up the outside when eating or drinking on the outside stone patio. In the summer the bar and dining room have sliding doors that open onto the patio as well which will give it a nice open air feel.
The menu and ambiance will be casual and fun, with no dish priced over $20. The food will be classic pub and comfort food and we will have a Kids menu. We will also have a bunch of healthy options, plenty of salads, tacos, and wraps as well as the staples like burgers, fish & chips, steak frittes and chicken pot pies.
Between them Scott and Kevin currently co-own 5 restaurants in Fairfield County including The Little Barn and The Spotted Horse in Westport, The Chelsea in Fairfield, Grey Goose in Southport and Match in SoNo.
If you want to stay in the loop on the opening date you can like the Little Barn’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/littlebarnct?ref=hl