From our fresh coffee and seasonal menu, to our comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, to our private event offerings, we’re dedicated to providing a delicious dining experience in our unique, cozy atmosphere.


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3741 River Road (Route 32)
Lumberville, PA 18933
215-297-9262
cafemanager@lumbervillegeneralstore.com

Birthdays. Holiday Parties. Rehearsal Dinners. Weddings. Parties. Business Meetings.
Let’s throw the event everyone will talk about.

Book a Party

Whether you’re celebrating your birthday in the Parlor Room with a few of your close friends, or you’re planning an intimate wedding with up to 50 guests, good times become even better at The Lumberville General Store.

  • Holiday Parties
  • Heade Dinner Party
  • Hartley BBQ Buffet

 

SUPPER CLUB

November 22nd
24.95 per person  |  Seatings starting at 6 pm  |  BYOB

SUPPER CLUB

November 30th
24.95 per person  |  Seatings starting at 6 pm  |  BYOB

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 28th

Seatings from 1 pm – 2 pm or 4pm – 5pm
49.50 per person  | 19.50 12 and under |  BYOB

 

Family Style Bread Service

Starter: Butternut Squash Soup or  Classic Wedge Salad with creamy Gorgonzola dressing

Appetizer: Shrimp Cocktail or Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Vermont maple syrup, caramelized red onions

and toasted pine nuts

Entrées: Choice of: Turkey Dinner: Roasted turkey breast and turkey confit, whipped shallot potato, herb stuffing, and garlic green beans; Ham Dinner: Honey Glazed ham, whipped shallot potato, herb stuffing, and garlic green beans; Roasted Salmon: Herb crusted salmon with caper beurre blanc, whipped shallot potato, herb stuffing, and garlic green beans; Pumpkin Ravioli

Dessert: Choice of: Sweet Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with spiced gingersnap crust, Caramelized Bourbon Pecan Pie or Chocolate Flourless Torte

Thanksgiving FOOD To-Go

Call 215-297-9262 to place your order. Please place orders by Monday, November 25th. Orders must be picked up on Wednesday, November 27th between 2 pm and 5:30 pm, or on Thursday, November 28th between 9 am and noon. Please pay in advance.

 

FOOD To-Go:

Whole meals (does not include pie) –  $24.95 a person

(Whole meal includes one meat/fish choice, stuffing, whipped potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and gravy)

Whipped shallot potatoes –  $9.95 per lb. (GF)

Garlic green beans –  $9.95 per lb. (GF)

Traditional herb stuffing –  $9.95 per lb.

Oven roasted turkey breast –  $19.95 per lb. (GF)

Honey glazed ham –  $14.95 per lb. (GF)

Roasted salmon with caper beurre blanc –  $19.95 per lb. (GF)

Homemade cranberry sauce –  $9.95 per pint (GF)

Homemade gravy –  $9.95 per pint (GF)

Homemade buttermilk biscuits –  $12.95 / dozen

 

TREATS To-Go:

Pumpkin Pie –  $15.95 (9 inch)

Apple Pie –  $15.95 (9 inch)

Pecan Pie –  $15.95 (9 inch)

Classic Cheesecake – $15.95 (6 inch) (GF)

Pumpkin Cheesecake –  $15.95 (6 inch) (GF)

Homemade buttermilk biscuits – $12.95 / dozen

Three desserts – any combination –  $38.95

SUPPER CLUB

December 7th
29.50 per person  |  Seatings starting at 6 pm  |  BYOB

SUPPER CLUB

December 14th
29.50 per person  |  Seatings starting at 6 pm  |  BYOB

SUPPER CLUB

December 20th & 21st
29.50 per person  |  Seatings starting at 6 pm  |  BYOB

CHRISTMAS EVE

Tuesday, December 24th

Seatings at 3:30 and 6:30
35 per person | BYOB

 

Starter: Roasted garlic and herb focaccia with whipped tahini hummus

Appetizer: Smoked tomato bisque with rosemary and cheddar croutons, Beet-root and goat cheese arugula salad with toasted almonds or House smoked salmon lox and bagel with capers, onions and cream cheese

Entrée: Cedar plank salmon with green peppercorn beurre blanc served

with roasted herb potatoes and chef’s vegetable medley, Roasted prime rib with rich gravy au jus served with roasted herb potatoes and chef’s vegetable medley, oven baked chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, herb and goat cheese served with roasted herb potatoes and chef’s vegetable medley or Pumpkin risotto with creamy maple, leeks and rosemary

Dessert: Buttered Rum Pecan Cake, White Chocolate Berry Cheesecake or Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossom Torte

SUPPER CLUB

December 27th & 28th
29.50 per person  |  Seatings starting at 6 pm  |  BYOB

New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 31st

Seating at 5:30
35 per person | BYOB

 

Starter: Roasted garlic and herb focaccia with whipped tahini hummus

Appetizer: Smoked tomato bisque with rosemary and cheddar croutons, Beet-root and goat cheese arugula salad with toasted almonds or House smoked salmon lox and bagel with capers, onions and cream cheese

Entrée: Cedar plank salmon with green peppercorn beurre blanc served

with roasted herb potatoes and chef’s vegetable medley, Roasted prime rib with rich gravy au jus served with roasted herb potatoes and chef’s vegetable medley, oven baked chicken breast stuffed with prosciutto, herb and goat cheese served with roasted herb potatoes and chef’s vegetable medley or Pumpkin risotto with creamy maple, leeks and rosemary

Dessert: Strawberry and Champagne Cheesecake, Triple Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse or Pomegranate Berry Mascarpone Tart

New Year’s Day brunch

Wednesday, January 1st

Seatings from 10 am – 3 pm
24.95 per person | 12.95 for children 12 and under | BYOB

Starter: Mimosa (orange juice for children), House pastry selection and Yogurt parfait with granola and fruit

Entrée: Eggs benedict with house-smoked ham and truffle hollandaise served with home fried potatoes, Smashed burger with avocado and fried egg served with home fried potatoes, Huevos rancheros with roasted vegetables over a gluten free tortilla served with home fried potatoes, Bagel with smoked salmon, caper cream cheese and red onion served with home fried potatoes, Bulls Island Breakfast served with home fried potatoes, Quiche with mushroom, onion and Gruyere served with home fried potatoes or Baby spinach salad with chicken, tomato, avocado, bacon and ranch dressing

HISTORY

As you can see from the original date stone on the front of the store, our beautiful building has stood on River Road since 1770. Over the years – with ownership passing from local family to local family – the General Store has always honored the same fundamental tradition: providing a place for the community to congregate. While our visitors may not be relying on us for their weekly groceries these days, we’re proud to still maintain the cozy, communal feel that has defined our store’s history.

 

PAST

This once-sleepy area alongside the Delaware River steadily developed over the course of the late eighteenth century, and with it, the General Store. In 1775, Revolutionary War hero Colonel George Wall, Jr. acquired the land and began personally overseeing the store. He also (modestly) renamed the area “Walls Landing” and created two lumber mills, a grist mill, and a surveying school. By 1825, the store started to serve a dual purpose as the post office of the newly renamed “Lumberville” – a moniker chosen by Jonathan Heed and Samuel Hartley in response to the successful saw mill operations. As the eighteenth century turned into the nineteenth, the General Store exchanged hands between the Livezey family and the Heed family.

history

 

Over time, Lumberville became a bucolic haven for artists, such as Martin Johnson Heade, who was originally a “Heed” before leaving for Europe to study painting. His romantic landscapes experienced a resurgence in popularity the 1940s, with pieces selling for up to $1,000,000. When the daughter of his nephew, Elsie Housely, became the owner of the General Store in 1939, she ensured Heade’s continued recognition after disassembling his sketchbook and selling the pages to eager dealers and collectors. The store remained in her capable hands until 1973, when the ownership changed again.

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PRESENT

Until 2003, The Lumberville General Store was run by Gerald Gordon. In 2008, Doylestown businessman Jack Thompson purchased the historic Black Bass Hotel at auction. Shortly thereafter, he acquired our beloved store. This marked the first time that the same person owned both of Lumberville’s most historic locations. After complete renovations to The Bass – and slight improvements to the General Store – both reopened in 2009.

 

In January 2015, The Lumberville General Store closed again in order to tackle major structural renovations and enhancements. It reopened in the Spring of 2016 as a warm and inviting meeting place for locals, a convenient venue for hotel guests and tourists, and a rest stop for the cyclists and hikers making their way along the towpath and local roads and trails.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Quaker poet and abolition advocate John Greenleaf Whittier called Lumberville home from 1839 to 1840.
  • Culinary queen Julia Child married her husband Paul in Lumberville on September 1, 1946.
  • The Lumberville Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
  • The Black Bass Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.

PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

The Lumberville-Raven Rock Bridge is a walking bridge that connects Lumberville to Bull’s Island, NJ. Originally built in 1853, the wooden covered bridge had four timber spans crossing the Delaware River; but by 1944, it had grown unsafe for vehicles and was condemned.

old-bridge

In 1947, John A. Roebling’s Sons Company – the builders of the Brooklyn Bridge and part of the Golden Gate Bridge – was hired to replace the structure with a pedestrian bridge in 1947. These days, this unique multi-catenary pedestrian suspension bridge serves as one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.

new-bridge

 

DELAWARE CANAL & TOWPATH

Opened in 1832, the 60-mile canal spans from Easton to Bristol. It was built to carry anthracite, cement, limestone, and lumber from northeast Pennsylvania down to Philadelphia. The canal gave Lumberville access to hard coal to burn to produce the steam that drove the mills. It also had a low-cost means to move agricultural and manufactured wares to market.

 

Around the time of the American Civil War, the canal also transported over 3,000 mule-drawn boats in addition to more than one million tons of coal per year. Over time, traffic on the canal decreased as freighters started to prefer the railroads, and the canal was deeded to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1931.

canal-and-towpath

Only two years later, the Delaware Valley Protective Association was founded to protect the canal as a historical asset. The DVPA paved the way for the establishment of the Friends of the Delaware Canal in 1983, and the group ensures the towpath remains usable and the canal restored.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The Delaware Canal was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
  • In 1978, the Delaware Canal was designated a National Historic Landmark.
  • The Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal National Heritage Corridor (between Wilkes-Barre and Bristol) was established by the US Congress and signed into law by President Regan in 1988.
  • In 1995, Scenic America – a conservation organization based out of Washington, DC – named the Delaware Scenic Drive (River Road) as one of America’s 10 Most Scenic Byways.

THE BLACK BASS HOTEL

The Black Bass Hotel is one of Lumberville’s most historic buildings with an exciting past. Back in the 1740s, the building was called The Temple Bar and was primarily frequented by the lumbermen who rode rafts and boats down the Delaware River. However, it wasn’t just hardworking loggers who sought out a drink and a room. Legend has it that George Washington was actually turned away when he was Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army. The innkeeper at the time was loyal to the British Crown, so the rejection was tough luck for George – but certainly makes for a great story.

 

Fast forward to 2008 when The Black Bass was purchased at auction by Jack Thompson, who also owns several automobile dealerships in Bucks County. The Thompson family had been longtime admirers and patrons, and it was their desire to restore the beauty and retain as much of the hotel’s history as possible. The Black Bass has long offered sanctuary, entertainment, and sustenance to thousands of guests who flock to enjoy its River Deck Dining, Sunday Champagne Brunches, and seasonal dishes. The Hotel has also gained a reputation as a perfect location for intimate weddings and other special occasions. The rich tradition of fine dining and warm hospitality that have defined “The Bass” have been extended by the Thompson family to the newly renovated Lumberville General Store, and we look forward to a future as colorful as these two buildings’ pasts.

Bass

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The Black Bass Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
  • Do you believe in the supernatural? The Black Bass is known for its ghostly tales – both from employees and guests alike!

As much as we’d like to see you 24/7, we understand that you can’t eat with us all the time.
You can still show off your Lumberville love with our shirts, mugs, and other available merchandise.

Local love in-store

Hats 19.95

T-Shirts 18.95

Mugs 8.95 (12 oz) | 9.95 (16 oz)

In addition to our store merchandise, we’re proud to carry locally-sourced products.
Stop in to see our full selection!

The region's best tasting, all-natural raw honey

All Natural Soy Candles from Bucks County

Sweet and savory jams and marmalades

Children's Book Series - author Laura T. Barnes



3741 River Road (Route 32)
Lumberville, PA 18933
215-297-9262
cafemanager@lumbervillegeneralstore.com


Hours

Open 7 days a week, 6:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday and Saturday Night Supper Club