On the Outskirts of Town

Four Dogs Tavern is a destination worth the drive

The borough of West Chester is so loaded with restaurants, shops, art, culture, and things to do that it’s tempting to dig in to the 1.8 square miles and simply stay put. But while it’s easy to rely solely on what’s at your fingertips, staying in the borough—and missing out on the deliciousness and general vibe of Four Dogs Tavern in the historic village of Marshallton—would be a big mistake.

In fact, the short trip—just four miles west—has all the makings for not just a visit, but a mini vacation. Along the picturesque and winding back roads of West Chester to a village steeped in history, a trip to Four Dogs Tavern is an easy drive, and just as easy an overnight getaway. With beer on the menu, a legendary Sunday brunch, and not one but two AirBnbs owned by David and Wendy Cox (David owns Four Dogs Tavern as well) within walking distance of it, there’s no reason to rush your visit. And please note: guests need to book the AirBnB in advance.

Whether you’re heading there for an overnight or just a few hours, a trip to Four Dogs Tavern is worth…