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Shields Tavern
Shields Tavern
422 East Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 229-2141 | 1-800-447-8679

Shields Tavern

Shields Tavern
Shields Tavern
Shields Tavern

Home-style Hospitality

With an inviting atmosphere and a home-style menu featuring lunch classics like hot dogs and hamburgers, Shields Tavern offers something to satisfy even the most particular of appetites. Below stairs, the setting is relaxing and intimate with lively characters and music.

  • Tavern Ghost Walks

    Spine-tingling Family Fun

    If you love ghost stories, you’ll want to experience the guided walking tour that starts in front of the tavern. Our employees tell us there are ghosts in many of the historic buildings. It’s great fun for the entire family.
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Upcoming Shields Tavern Events Events

Aug 2
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 5
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 6
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 7
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 8
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 9
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 12
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 13
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 14
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 15
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 16
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 19
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 20
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 21
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 22
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 23
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 26
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 27
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 28
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Aug 29
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
The Life of a Jolly Pyrate
One of the servants below stairs has a notion to become a pyrate while another claims to have been a pyrate before retiring to the life of a landlubber. The entire family can join in the fun, partake in a three-course meal, and find out if the life of a pyrate is indeed smooth sailing.
Aug 30
12:00 PM
The Taste Tradition
Mr. Shields's 18th-century Pig Roast
Though we may not think about it when we fire up the grill, we are celebrating a uniquely American food tradition. Very popular in the American south during the colonial period, whole pigs were placed over a wood fire pit, basted, and cooked slowly until the meat was tender. Carrying on this tradition, Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast buffet complete with lively conversation and music. Family-style seating in the outdoor covered picnic table area in the garden located behind Shields Tavern.
Aug 30
5:00 PM
Dinner Theater
High Life Below Stairs
Young Lovel, master of a London mansion, has a notion that his servants are eating and drinking him out of house and mansion. Bring your family to Shields Tavern for a three-course meal and experience the "High Life" of the serving class.
Sep 5
7:00 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Sep 12
7:00 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Sep 19
7:00 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Sep 26
7:00 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Oct 3
7:00 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Oct 10
7:00 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Oct 17
7:00 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Oct 24
7:00 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Oct 31
7:00 PM
Mr. Shields’s 18th-century Pig Roast
Mr. Shields invites you to an 18th-century Pig Roast. Dine on great food from the sumptuous buffet and enjoy lively conversation while you gather in family-style seating at the picnic tables in the covered area of the garden behind the tavern. Mr. Shields has also arranged musical entertainment for the evening.
Hours of
Operation:
Mon.: Closed
Tues.: Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Wed.: Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Thurs.: Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Fri.: Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Sat.: Lunch 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Dinner from 5 p.m.
Sun.: Closed
Dinner reservations required
All hours, prices, and menu items are subject to change.
Ramp at the south entrance; no elevator; five entrance steps with railing into tavern; equipped unisex restrooms on first floor; wide doorways, spacious rooms; located in Historic Area; accessible parking across Francis Street.