WHISKEY PLACES – Telford Inn

The Telford Inn is located in Mantua New Jersey and we celebrated one of our boys 21st birthdays there yesterday. The food was amazing. I highly recommend starting with the pretzel bites, which we ordered, then got a second order because they were so good. The main course was the Prime Rib, which was the perfect mix of fat, lean, and so tender you could almost break it apart with your fork. The au jus was so rich and decadent that we joked about drinking it with our straws – but we remained civilized and only dunked our mashed potatoes in it.

So, I highly recommend The Telford Inn for the food.

Since I was driving, I was only able to have one cocktail, and guess what I chose? Exactly, a Basil Hayden’s Manhattan…

Basil Haden’s Manhattan

Of all the Basil Hayden’s Manhattan’s, this took top place. I think the bartender must put a little bit of cherry juice in the mix, because the bourbon and the vermouth had this really nice cherry finish as you sipped. It was a first class Manhattan.

This is where life gets hard. The food was amazing and the Manhattan was first class, but, the overall selection of bourbon and Scotch was not huge.

Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Selection

Still, the combination of the food and the Manhattan were so good I can’t really take that many points off for not having a huge whiskey menu.

The Telford Inn scores a 95/100.

PlaceLocationScorePrice ScaleDrink
The Telford InnMantua, NJ95HighManhattan
Saltgrass SteakhouseOrlando, FL91LowManhattan
The Irish Whisper National Harbor, MD90Moderate to HighManhattan
Tortoise Supper ClubChicago, IL85HighManhattan
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks National Harbor, MD80ModerateManhattan
Cadillac Ranch National Harbor, MD70ModerateManhattan
Creekside InnWoodstown, NJ65Low to ModerateManhattan
Blue Line Lounge & BarChicago, IL53ModerateManhattan
Dave & BustersDeptford, NJ30Moderate to HighManhattan
Cock'n BullLahaska, PA26HighManhattan & Old Fashioned
The Brass Tap National Harbor, MD25ModerateManhattan
Big Fish GrillWilmington, DE10HighManhattan
The LegendNew Castle, DE5LowManhattan
TGI FridaysNew Castle, DE1Low to ModerateManhattan

Cost Scale

Up to $30 per person – Low Cost

$31 to $50 per person – Moderate Cost

$51 and above per person – High Cost

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