About The Granary
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Offering a casual dining setting, The Granary serves up lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Whether you’re grabbing dinner with friends or celebrating a special event, make every meal a treat.
“The Granary is a neighborhood gathering place,” says Chef Colin Bedford, who designs and updates the menu seasonally. “The Granary’s menu is full of comfort food and Southern classics with English influence.”
The menu is complemented by a full bar and wine list curated by Beverage Director Paula de Pano. Ask your sommelier for pairing recommendations for your next meal!
The Granary is located in Fearrington Village near Chapel Hill, NC. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the weekly specials.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bar: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 10:00am - 2:00pm
$30 and under
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Fearrington Village offers extensive free parking, just steps from the Fearrington Granary.
Private Party Facilities:
The Fearrington Granary is an extremely versatile venue, providing a large open floor plan and surrounding multi-level, intimate dining spaces. The Granary’s main floor offers an open seating area adjacent to high top tables and full service bar. Great for casual meal options with friends. The Granary’s semi-private areas include: The Silo room is a second level area that offers versatile seating and overlooks the front pasture containing our iconic silo and Belted Galloway cows. Also located on the second level is the Beltie room that overlooks our pasture and grazing Belties. Galloways is a private downstairs area adjacent to the Gallery, allowing for a separate reception and dinner area. Finally, the Sunroom offers a more intimate dining area, also providing views over our front pasture. To learn more about this venue call us at 919.542.2121.
Private Party Contact:
Erin Day: (919) 542-2121 ext. 333
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
The Granary is the perfect venue for any type of special event. From Bridal Showers & Anniversary Parties to Rehearsal Dinners or casual BBQ get togethers, the Granary is the ideal location for any celebration.
The Granary Ratings and Reviews
I think that instead of the wait person asking if a customer wants his or her change back, the wait person should assume that the customer wants their change, and then allow the customer to decide how much of the change is going to the tip. Asking the customer puts the customer on the spot and creates a somewhat uncomfortable moment.
The food was overall good, as expected. However, the service was extremely slow. This was an unusually warm day in February and the patio was open for dining. There were 4-5 tables of diners outside (including ours) and one waitress for the entire patio, so service was noticeably slow and drinks went unfilled. The kitchen was also extremely slow, and kept sending out wrong orders to the table next to ours, despite the fact the the restaurant itself seemed pretty empty. The weather was nice, so we didn't really mind the wait, but the food itself wasn't excellent enough to make up for the slow service - so unfortunately I had to leave a less-than-ideal review.
The place was nice and we really enjoyed the atmosphere. The whole village is beautiful and very romantic and the building was like eating at a very refined farm house. The problem was the food. We ordered the salt and pepper calamari and it was way over seasoned and oily. We also ordered the porkloin which was undercooked yet chewy, beef strip loin which was flavorless and salmon that was overcooked. The ribs were fall off the bone good and had very good tangy sweet flavor throughout. I probably won't come back for the food but maybe for a coffee break.
We went to the Granary for our Valentine's Day dinner, I had been excited about it ever since we made the reservation as we love Fearrington Village and had never been there to eat. Its hard to write about the experience, because remembering it verges on the traumatic. Its a night I want to forget, maybe in years to come we will laugh about it. Service started off well, we both ordered the burger as photos in reviews made it look phenomenal. The reviews of other dishes were mixed, and we thought - how can you go wrong with a burger? Well, we ordered medium and they came out like a black hockey pucks, completely inedible, and the buns were burnt too. Obviously they forgot them while they were on the grill but served them anyway. We managed to get by eating the fries and my side salad. The manager offered us something else but the apology was half hearted. We ordered an appetizer to try to compensate, so they brought one to share and just left it there with no silverware or any plates. When we were done eating it with our fingers (don't judge! we were starving), the server turned up with the plates but no silverware. Just a bizarre, horrible evening. We left and went to another restaurant to eat. Worst Valentine's Day ever.
My husband and I went to Fearrington Village on the Saturday before Valentine's to celebrate early. We had made reservations at The Granary earlier in the week. We had heard great things about it and that it was a less expensive alternative to the other Fearrington House restaurant. We got to The Granary early and were seated immediately. There was hardly anyone there. The ambiance is nice and staff are pleasant and attentive. The menu is small but not too small. There's a nice mix. My husband ordered the beef striploin and I had the salmon. We had deviled eggs as an appetizer. The deviled eggs were probably the best part of the meal; they were fabulous! The striploin wasn't that great. Salmon was average. The sides were okay. We just weren't that impressed with the meal after hearing others rave about it. I don't think we will be making it a point to return or recommend to friends.
My wife and I had a great brunch at The Granary. We enjoyed the crepe special which contained shredded duck & chicken, onion, gouda cheese, cherry tomatoes, leeks with a glaze sauced and two fried eggs on top. The coffee was also very good. We had not been to The Granary in a while and were very pleased.
It was wonderful! Emily was a fantastic waitress! The food took a long time to arrive, but tasted great. Single glasses of wine were a bit pricy though.
Overall we had a great time and a lot of it was because of Emily's service and the quality of the food.
We were shown to our table by an unsmiling hostess. Our waitress was a little brusque but efficient. The Caesar salad was unremarkable but the salmon that I ordered with it was a good portion and done to perfection. It is always a pleasure to be in Fearrington Village and that alone is worth the ride if you live a few miles away.
This would have been a wonderful visit, if we could have had a more attentive waitress. She did a great job, but had too many tables in different areas. Too much of a wait for any waitress attention. I will definitely be back, as I really liked the overall experience. I would love to be able to eat on the patio. Beautiful setting!!! Really good food! Improve the service, and this would be a top-notch experience.
The last time about 3 months ago we ate at The Granary, we were disappointed with the Service, it was slow, staff were inattentive and forgot to bring us water and bread even after we asked twice, I commented on this in a prior review. After this experience we hesitated to go back, but decided to give it one more try. We were disappointed again, service was better but this time we noted the menu had fewer options and prices had gone up, we also felt the quality of the food had declined.
The food is very inconsistent from one day to the next. One week prior, I ordered the same entree and it was delicious. This time it was dry and way too salty. I was really looking forward to Enjoying the flavors of the chicken and dumplings. So disappointed!
The Sunday brunch is very tasty. I appreciate that it is NOT a gigantic buffet, but rather an a la carte meal with appropriately sized portions so you can have both an appetizer and a main course - and you will want to because the selections sound so good ! The service is charming, as one would expect from Fearrington.
This spot is a favourite of mine and has been for several years. The Fearrington Village setting is unique and provides a wonderful place to spend time before or after eating. The menu offering is varied and is always superb in both taste and presentation. Service is understated and staff are knowledgable and helpful regarding selection. Overall, a great place to dine.
We were looking forward to brunch at Granary, but were sadly disappointed it was what we expected. We have eaten at Farrington House and thought the quality would be the same. First off their sanitation score is 90%, which is pretty low for our standards. It was concerning and normally if we walk into a restaurant with that low score, we walk out. Since we had a reservation and we were at Farrington we gave it a try. I had the chicken salad and my husband had the salmon. Both were "Okay", and nothing great. My chicken salad had lots of mayo in it, and pieces of chicken that were ok. I did like the sweet grapes in it. My husband said his was okay, and thought the potatoes it came with were greasy. I noticed the restaurant was dirty. The shelving in the middle of the floor on the main level was SO dusty. I noticed cobwebs in the windows and the bathroom seemed dirty as well. Makes me wonder what the kitchen looked like, especially with their 90% sanitation score. We wont go back. Rather go somewhere clean and get a better value and better food.
Refined, flavorful, exciting eats at reasonable prices. Good service and quality presentation with an actual personality. Very enjoyable experience. Even with a 3 yr old and a 10 mos old. Kids menu could use a bit more of an a la carte section. If it was there, we missed it. We will return to investigate further.
We love this restaurant especially the food; however, the Granary seems to be understaffed . Therefore, the service was very slow. On a positive note, the menu is very varied with the Salad Nicoise being outstanding along with the steaks, burgers being cooked to perfection.
It was Christmas Eve and the second team was working. The server was unfamiliar with the menu. I had a beef dish that was tough and fatty. Wine came to us served in a highball glass. We had to ask to have it poured into a wine glass. This was not our usual experience at the Granary, it's our go to restaurant, but this was time it was disappointing.
Booked a table here for Christmas Eve dinner because we have had a good experience previously, it's a beautiful place and it was convenient. I was so disappointed to walk in and find they now had a 90 health rating - normally I would turn around and walk out of a restaurant for that reason. Brunch always seems to be better here than dinner. The kitchen tends to be slow at dinner time. The food was ok but pretty expensive. I really hope they can turn things around because like another reviewer said, this was our GO to restaurant.
My husband and I had a delightful lunch here last Saturday. Our server was efficient and friendly. All staff seemed focused on good customer service. Our order was taken soon after we were seated and our food arrived hot & delicious in a timely manner. I had the generous-sized pork schnitzel sandwich which was truly yummy. My husband enjoyed his favorite: BLT with French fries and a draft beer. We were in an upstairs dining area which had a lovely view. We plan to return soon for lunch with relatives who will be visiting us.
Everything was going great when after the appetizers we were told the kitchen was having a problem and it will take a little longer than usual to get our main courses. After waiting the food arrived and was cold. Actually sent one back and when it was returned the potatoes were still cold. Place has great potential if they can get the kitchen problems worked out. Flavors and menu are great.
We ate brunch here for my husband's 75th birthday. The eggs benedict were wonderful! We have eaten here many times (with and without other friends) since moving to the area and we always enjoy it. The roasted potatoes were delicious and seasoned just right! The coffee was also very good.
Service was poor. Still waiting for condiments at end of meal. Waiter was dismissive over menu questions he wasn't interested in. Three out of the five lunches served were tasteless, cold apon arrival, one extremely small portion and not as described by waiter. The two women satisfied with their lunch stated they would not return either because of the above.
Wait arrived immediately with menus, water and a warning that she would get back as soon as she could. OK, it's Friday night and the room was busy. I would guess unexpectedly so since there were not enough cooks in the kitchen to fill the orders nor waits to get the drink and food to the table. My appetizer arrived eventually but I had to ask again if someone could bring our wine and beer. It's really not a good idea to miss getting the drinks to long waiting customers.
The food: My husband"s hamberger was rare when he'd order well done. His fries looks like the bottom of the basket selection, all stems and pieces. My food was beyond bad, overcooked and wet. This was our wedding anniversary. We have always come to the Granary to celebrate.
what a mess. We paid a lot for what we got and left.
It was Saturday night and at 6:30. We waited over 15 minutes and no one came to our table. I had to get up and speak kindly to the waitress to ask her to please come get our drink orders. After that, she was pretty attentive. It was busy so I am sure she was overwhelmed. The food was excellent and the ambiance was nice. The service just lacked all night. But everything else was great so we would probably go back and try it again.
Apparently the Granary was having more than the acceptable number of snafus including the Internet connection and possibly others. Our particular order seemed to take a very long time when we noticed people who ordered after us wee served well in advance of us. Perhaps a hangup in the kitchen as well as the computer.
BEWARE! We have been to the Granary twice in the past two weeks and both times we ordered drinks and they asked any preference in vodka. Said just the house. Both times they overcharged us for a special vodka. The first time we told them they took the increase of the vodka off. The second time they took off the increase and gave us a 10% discount on the bill. This should not happen, and if my husband did not read the bill, he feels they would slip this through all the time. Just want to let others to check the drinks if they order. Other than that, the food was very good and love the beet salad as my husband loves the oyster salad.
Lovely restaurant and great food, but the service was so slow! We probably sat at the table for 10 minutes before we even had our drink orders taken and it didn't get any speedier after that. Luckily, we were not in any rush. Also, one of our dinner orders was incorrect (although I will give the restaurant credit for comping the entree, without us having to ask). Would definitely go back for another try, could have just been an inexperienced server.
I like Ferrington, but this restaurant was a disappointment. The potato soup was too salty, the burger had gristle in the meat, was overcooked, yet came lukewarm to the table. They left off the BBQ sauce, and when I asked for it, got it right from the refrigerator. It takes work to louse up a burger, but they managed.
The granary is a great dining option on property the lunch staff is extremely friendly. The day time manager was so helpful with accommodating outside seating even though it was closed for the afternoon. We did make reservations and we were glad we did because it does get busy. Beverages were prompt and food was worth the wait. Overall an excellent time and we will be back.
We took our visiting relatives for dinner at the Granary last Monday evening. It's one of the few restaurants open on Mondays in the area. We usually enjoy a meal at the Granary but this time the lights were so bright that we felt like we were in a brightly lit factory. I'm not sure who makes the lighting decisions but whoever it is needs to go back and take the course on restaurant ambience. Such a shame. The meals were very good. My steak was excellent, my husband's fried chicken was great and reports from our relatives on the salmon and shrimp and grits were all good. The wine list has been completely changed. I couldn't find a cabernet sauvignon I recognized so I took a chance on the Edge, a very ho hum selection. Our guests wanted a Chalk Hill Chardonnay which is an excellent white wine but unfortunately they were out of it. My husband no longer orders a Manhattan as they don't know how to make one correctly. I hope that the Granary is not starting to fall off their usual consistently good food, wine, and ambience. The service remains pleasant and attentive.
The dining experience at the Granary , is spotty at best. It can either be very good, or very bad. I have no idea who us in charge, especially since the tall guy who was so good, and professional left. They need a good bar person, and some good on the job training for the wait people.
This was a disappointing lunch. We were meeting my Mother and Sister who drove 45 minutes to get there. I had picked the location because I thought they would like the ambiance of Fearrington. The service was very spotty. Three of us ordered 1/2 sandwich and soup. My Mother's arrived but no one had been given a soup spoon. We had to attempt to flag down a server several times before we finally got someone to bring spoons. When our server brought the spoons, she said she would check on the other three entrees as there had been an issue. It was about five more minutes before our food arrived. I ordered Minestrone which was barely lukewarm. My BLT was so soggy from all the Mayonnaise that it had soaked to the outside of the bread. There was plenty of bacon but about a 1 inch square of lettuce and a scant half of a tomato that covered about 1/3 of the bread. I asked to have the soup reheated which they took back and brought a new bowl that still was not very hot. When I indicated the problems with the BLT, the server said that she would get the manager. By the time the manager showed up to address the problem, everyone else was almost finished with their meal so I declined their offer to get me something else. They did remove my entree from the bill but I left there still hungry. The only positive was the biscuit that they brought after we ordered, otherwise I would have been starving. I don't think I will return.
Very disappointing. Had to ask for bread, waited way too long for wine to be served, forgot to serve appetizer, french fries overcooked and cold, never asked about refils on wine, soda or coffee. Offered free dessert because of no appetizer but it took so long, we said forget it and then waited forever for our bill. Waitress was doing her best with way too many tables to take care of. We've been coming here for years, now it will be years before we return.
We had such a good time! The food was absolutely delicious! We were thinking of ways to take the macaroni and cheese home. Service was so good. The gal that waited on us was so patient, friendly, kind, and we felt as if we were home. What a great person! The food did not disappoint us. All three of us left stuffed and greatly satisfied. We will for sure travel the 3 hours to go back and enjoy the Granery.
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