NORTH SMITHFIELD – One month after closing their Greenville Road location to finalize work on a new building, owners of the Beef Barn have reopened at 200 Industrial Drive.
The business held a grand opening on Monday, Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. at the new location, also announcing the opening of a second business right next door for ice cream: Pound Hill Creamery and Cafe.
The restaurant now occupies a 5.9-acre property once known as Homestead Gardens, which features a pond, scenic walking trails, parking for 66 customer vehicles and more counter space inside for guests.
Known for its low-key, affordable atmosphere featuring sandwiches and homemade desserts, the restaurant opened in 1969 in a barn-style building at a busy intersection by the Woonsocket town line. The farm-themed restaurant has long featured an imitation chicken coop, a silo originally situated on a farm owned by the family, and a choo choo train circling above diners.
Now, the theme has been recreated and expanded just two miles away, utilizing a vacant barn already situated on the property. The business even relocated the original silo, and has added outdoor dining to the menu.
“We have not changed The Beef Barn, we just relocated it,” owners noted.
Dining options now include an outdoor patio or guests can take their food to go, and eat it at a picnic table situated by the pond, or under a gazebo.
Starting on Tuesday at 7 a.m., coffee, muffins and pastry were made available inside, with guests also enjoying treats on an outdoor patio by a water wheel.
Hours for the new ice cream shop began Monday at noon, and will be held every Monday through Wednesday from 4 to 9 p.m., and Thursday through Sunday from noon to 9 p.m.
“We would like to thank all of our customers for their support and patience. We would also like to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication,” the owners said in a post on Friday, Sept. 3. “We are looking forward to seeing all the familiar faces and new faces at our new location.”