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Our Story


    The three hundred year old building that now houses Jessop’s Tavern was originally built in 1674.  A cooper named Abraham Jessop lived here and had his barrel making business here in 1724.  Throughout the years 114 Delaware Street has seen many changes.  From residential housing to other businesses 114 has stood the test of time along with the other historic buildings located in Olde New Castle.  During the 1950’s it was known as the Captain’s Log Restaurant and in 1974 it was The Green Frog Tavern.  In November of 1996 the Day Family opened the tavern as it is now and named it after Abraham Jessop.           


     What Jessop's Tavern means to food and beer......

​     To be reflective of the American food history that shaped what we eat today; representative of English, Dutch, Belgian & Swedish presence in this region; all comprised in a fashion of which we are now accustomed.  Our kitchen strives to maintain authenticity in our Bill of Fare; you will see Dutch cheeses, Belgian favorites, English pub fare, Swedish sauces, & old American dishes.  Our Chef hand selects all of our seafood to assure freshness.  All of our sauces & dressings are made in house & much of the baking is done here, as well. 


    Our bar strives to offer unique beers from around the world and the USA, with a special focus on Belgian Beers.  Years of hard work have allowed us to offer over 300+ Belgian beer bottles and 21 draft offerings with 10 dedicated to Belgians.   

                          Our Mission


    To serve History at Jessop’s Tavern, one of our purposes is to bring History up to date.  We strive to do this by catering to the tastes of each new X generation and by considering modern practices and present day standards.  That’s why at Jessop’s Tavern we want our customers to experience the extraordinary Ordinary.


                        From the Owners


    Since the time we opened Jessop's Tavern, our purpose has been to create a memorable experience while Serving History in Olde City New Castle.  We thank you for your patronage as we remain, your Most Humble Servants.
                                                      Day Family


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