Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen, California is a property with many layers and definitely worth checking out.  We scored a Groupon to check out Hawk’s Head Publick House Tavern and cashed it in this past weekend. We had a great lunch with good friends while reliving a bygone era. The food was good, but the setting was wonderful.

Hawk's Head Sign

Hawk's Head Building

The Colonial style building housing the Hawk’s Head Publick House Tavern.

From the moment we walked into the eatery, all of us felt we’d been transported to another era.  The Tavern’s menu is limited but offers something for everyone.

Here are some interior shots:

Hawk's Head Publick House

Interior of tavern

Another interior shot

Another interior shot

A coat rack

A coat rack

The wait staff wear period piece costumes and much of the food features apples.




(Left) Stilton Cheese, bread and green apple platter, (Right) Apples and Sausage


(Left) Chicken Pot Pie, (Middle) Shepherd's Pie, (Right) roast beef sandwich

(Left) Chicken Pot Pie, (Middle) Shepherd’s Pie, (Right) Roast Beef sandwich

…and for dessert – something with a little apple.

Apple Dessert Menu

What we chose….

A little slice of apple heaven.

A little slice of apple heaven – Crumb Crust Apple Pie.

Love the costume

Love the costume of our waitress

Riley’s Farm is not open everyday, but they seem to always have something going on.  Schools visit to witness reenactments of  history such as the Civil War, weddings take place on the property, they have a working farm where you can pick-your-own-fruit, enjoy dinner theatre, or simply do as we did – show up for a meal and take in the serenity of the surroundings.

Riley's Farm Map

Hope you get a chance to check out this gem.