Originally built in 1780 as a working farm, Clay Hill Farm is now a 220-seat restaurant and special occasion venue nestled amidst 11+ acres of rolling lawns, protected woodlands, and colorful gardens. Tranquility waterfall brooks, a beautiful lilypad pond, nature trails, two generous garden-view decks and a picture-perfect gazebo, now accent the traditional Maine beauty of the Farm- complete with an iconic red barn. With modern cuisine in a classic setting, Clay Hill Farm has become a popular dining destination in a country escape just 2 miles West of Ogunquit village. Clay Hill Farm has won numerous local, regional and national awards for food, ambiance and service. Voted #1 for weddings & romantic dining.
Escape to Clay Hill Farm
Surrounded by eleven private acres of rolling lawns, colorful gardens and our tree farm's protected woodlands, let the stress of everyday life slip away and find yourself enveloped in tranquility. Get peace of mind in a calm retreat while enjoying award-winning food and service exemplifying the lavishness of New England.
The original small farmhouse on the site of what is now Clay Hill Farm was built in 1780. The working family farm changed hands many times over the years, each new owner probably adding a room here and an outbuilding there.
In 1975, the gracious renovations complete, The Tavern at Clay Hill Farm opened its doors. People quickly heard of this jewel tucked away in the woods, and the restaurant was an instant hit. Expansion followed with the Veranda Room being added in 1977, and what is now the Foyer and Lounge enclosed in 1978. When the property was sold in 1983, new owners added the cozy Fireside Room.
Nestled on a portion of what has developed over the years into a 11-acre tree farm, Clay Hill Farm is the first restaurant, ever, to be cited for its conservation efforts by the National Wildlife Federation as a bird sanctuary and wildlife refuge.
As we continue on through our 30th year of ownership, our goal to offer the finest food and service- in the most elegant country setting on the seacoast, remains strong.
Awards & Accolades:
2011- Present: Open Table Diners Choice Award
2012-Present: Trip Advisor Award of Excellence
First Place in Ogunquit's Chowder Fest: Lobster Bisque
Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award
BEST OF WEDDINGS The Knot
National DiRoNA award
Nine-time recipient for dining excellence
Certified wildlife habitat and bird sanctuary by the National Wildlife Federation-First restaurant in the country
Maine state Environmental Leader-one of the first businesses in Southern Maine
Wine Spectator award of excellence
Voted #1 in York County’s BEST of the BEST
Weddings, Catering & Romantic Dining
Recognized as Best Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit Magazine 2008
One of the Five finest and reliable restaurants in Southern Maine – Down East Magazine