History of the Holloway House

The Holloway House was first established in 1808 when the local blacksmith, Peter Holloway, saw a need for a wayside tavern in East Bloomfield. Wagons were pushing toward the expanding west, and the needs of travelers were many and comforts were few. Many stage coach lines made stops at "Holloway's Inn."

Meals were served, with the cooking done in the basement in a large open fireplace with a Dutch oven. This fireplace, complete with the original crane from the cellar, has been reconstructed of old handmade bricks from Ontario County. Weary travelers could rest on wide benches near the four open fireplaces, and wait for the stage coach driver to change horses. Presently the floors are covered with rugs, but underneath are the original wide oak pegged floor boards. The sitting room floor had the outline of a circular bar.

The Holloway House has enjoyed many years of serving the public. After being owned for many years by the Munson family, it was operated by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Munson as "Locust Lawn" from 1910 to about 1929. Dinners were by reservation, and chauffeurs waited while their employers partook of an elegant squab dinner. The Seel family in 1939 renamed it the "Holloway House" and set it upon it's present course of serving fine food in a Colonial atmosphere.

• We gladly sell our homemade breads & pies
• Please call ahead our Killarney Kress is also available for sale

New Hours

CLOSED ON Monday & Tuesday
Lunch Wed-Fri: 11:30 – 2:00
Dinner Wed-Sat: 5:00 – 9:00
Sunday: 11:30 – 7:30
Sun Brunch: 11:30 – 2:30

Tel (585) 657-7120

3 Star Mobil Guide • 3 Diamond AAA 
National Register of Historical Places