HONEY BROOK - Stan and Lisa Kellon run a tight ship over at the Peddler Inn on Route 322 outside of Honey Brook, but to them it's all worth the work.

"It's a lot of hard work," says Stan who owns and runs the restaurant with his wife Lisa, "but there's also a lot of enjoyment when people are happy."

The Inn itself has been around since the late 1700's, but it did not serve food until 1937. It became a Kellon family business when Stan's brother Steve took over the place in '82.

Sadly, Steve passed away from cancer 18 years ago, and it was then that Stan and Lisa became the sole proprietors.

Since then the place has become the epitome of a family business. Both of Stan and Lisa's daughters have worked at the restaurant and Stan's mother worked as the hostess.

Head waitress Edna McFarland says that the Peddler is a lot of fun and "reminds me of cheers."

"A lot of people get intimidated because they see fine dinning on the sign," said Lisa, "but we have lunch specials and hoagies."

Stan added, "The atmosphere here is casual but nice."

Besides offering lunch specials and dinners, the Peddler Inn is also available for banquets and weddings up to 75 people. They also cater to rehearsal dinners and bridal showers.

The Peddler Inn comes equipped with a full service bar with six packs to go.

"Everything we have on our menu is also available for take-out," Lisa added.

Stan and Lisa also encourage people to make reservations as Valentine's Day quickly approaches.

They are offering specials on their famous prime rib prepared by Chef John O'Connell.

The Peddler Inn is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 to 2:30 and dinner Tuesday through Saturday 4:30 to 10. They are also open Sundays 1 to 8 p.m.

They are located at 2206 Horseshoe Pike in Honey Brook, and their phone number is 610-273-2422.

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