LITTLE COMPTON, R.I. – The Barn Restaurant and Old Stone Orchard

The Barn Restaurant was absolutely delicious–a hit even with my ridiculously picky eaters–and if we lived closer, it would be hard to resist becoming regulars. The restaurant has ample parking, and there are benches scattered around outside so you can sit while you wait to be seated–because you will probably wait! But don’t worry–the food is worth it! The Barn has two levels of seating, and with the windows and barn doors open, you almost feel like you’re eating outside, which felt good during COVID times. While the food isn’t cheap, it is of the highest quality. All told, we spent $68 including the tip for four very hungry people, and we had enough food and drinks for an army. In the Easton area, we spend almost as much as that on breakfasts that aren’t nearly as good in atmospheres and buildings that aren’t nearly as clean, appealing, and unique. This place is worth every penny.

Old Stone Orchard is less than a half a mile away. We were unaware of this farm until we read Jon Gorey’s piece in the Boston Globe Magazine. We figured it was the perfect thing to add on to a trip to The Barn (we’d been wanting to eat there, but it seemed a bit too far to justify a trip on its own).

The orchard was everything Gorey described: quaint, with awesome apples, and, best of all, it was NOT crowded. We’ll do all our apple picking here in the future. If you want to make a whole day of the apple picking experience, this is not the place to go. But if you want a morning out in a bucolic setting where you can pick your own apples from a wide selection of varieties at reasonable prices, Old Stone Orchard is perfect. Note: CASH OR CHECK ONLY!!!


The Barn Restaurant

13 Main St.

Little Compton, RI 02837

Old Stone Orchard

33 Coldbrook Rd.

Little Compton, RI 02837

P.I.N.T. Score

(For Old Stone Orchard)

Rated on a scale of 1 (difficult/not good) to 5 (easy/awesome!)

P – Parking & Access – 3 (There were plenty of spots given how uncrowded it was)

I – Interest Level – 2 (Not a place to spend a whole day, but perfect for an hour of leisurely apple and/or pumpkin picking; they have chickens)

N – Navigation – 5 (You can’t get lost and the apples are clearly labeled)

T – Terrain – 4 (Stroller accessible. Pushing a wheelchair might be possible, but not easy.)

The P.I.N.T. Score represents our opinions of this trail.  It reflects our experience, perception, and physical health.  Therefore, the scores are not intended to be expert advice, nor will they be accurate for everyone: we cannot judge what may or may not be appropriate for each individual’s different abilities.  Consult a physician or medical expert before attempting any new physical activity. Hiking contains inherent hazards, so hike at your own risk.  You should always make your own decisions about what level of physical activity is appropriate for you and your family. Weather and other factors may affect trail conditions. Remember, trail conditions may change suddenly and drastically at any time.

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