Breakfast at Our Inn

At the Whistling Swan Inn, we like to make sure our lodging guests are well fed. Each morning, you’ll wake up to the aroma of coffee brewed from freshly ground beans. Guests receive a menu for breakfast that is prepared individually and served in our dining room from 8:30-10:00 a.m. on weekends and 8:00-9:00 during the week. There’s no need to stress about pre-set seating times, because you can stroll down anytime you wish during those hours and your breakfast will be served.

To accommodate individual preferences, our dining room has tables for two and a table which seats four. In the nice weather, guests often enjoy breakfasting on our wraparound veranda, which overlooks the English garden, or in the gazebo.

The entrées change each day based on the availability of fresh local ingredients and the chefs’ whims. There is always a “savory” choice and a “sweet” choice for the main dish. Guest favorites include our Spinach Cheddar Quiche and Bananas Foster French Toast with fresh whipped cream or Smashed Eggs with Microgreens on homemade sourdough bread. Roasted rosemary potatoes, homemade Canadian bacon, and other sumptuous side dishes round out a meal that should hold you almost until dinner. Fresh fruit, juices, homemade yogurt for our very popular parfaits, homemade bagels, and scones are staples of our breakfast menu.

Special dietary needs don’t faze us. We can accommodate most dietary regimens including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan preferences. We are happy to accommodate vegetarian and vegan preferences with dishes such as potato hash, lemon poppy seed muffins and banana bread. Simply let us know when you make your reservation so we can be prepared.

Hungry in the middle of the night? We have a 24-hour hospitality bar set up in our back parlor with complimentary soft drinks, snacks and a variety of fresh baked chocolate chip, oatmeal, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. You may even be fortunate enough to visit when whoopie pies are on the agenda!

Guest Favorite – Lemon Pancakes

Whisk together in a large bowl:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Whisk together in another bowl:

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 T melted butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and gently whisk together, mixing until just combined. Fold in:

  • Finely grated zest of 2 lemons

The batter will be thick and bubbly, similar to cake batter.

Serve with Devonshire cream or raspberry syrup. Either is delicious.