New Year’s Eve

Funk it up on New Year’s Eve

saxophoneFeaturing: Jon Bates Band
Midnight champagne toast and nibbles

$35/per person

Call for reservations

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Jazz Anniversary

Our First Year Anniversary Celebration Event!

The SideDoor Jazz Club at the Old Lyme Inn is celebrating its 1st year of bringing you great live jazz!

Join us on Saturday, May 10 at 7:30pm to help us say thank you to everyone who made it possible!

Special guest: All Star Jazz Ensemble, a champagne toast, tasty treats & cake!

~Dress up, grab a friend and a ticket while you can ~

Purchase tickets here

Tickets are $75 per person

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Local Night







Connect with the people who live or work in your neighborhood! We will be

promoting community events, businesses, artists and produce.

Come by and get to know the other locals. This is a casual, public event every Thursday night at 5pm!

Kick off date…

March 20: National Ravioli Day! We will be teaming up with The Mystic Cheese Company!

March 27: National Joe Day with Ashlawn Farm Coffee

April 3: National Chocolate Mouse Day with The Chocolate Shell

April 10: National Sibling day! Bring a family member and get 15% your bill! We will be offering produce from family owned Pazello Bros.

** We are looking for talented musicians to play in our lobby!!

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Wee Faerie Village

October 4 – November 3

Imagine a tiny yellow brick road winding its way across the grounds of the Florence Griswold Museum. This year’s October event combines both wee faeries and the story of The Wizard of Oz. In much the same manner as our previous creative events, visitors travel the museum grounds to discover a faerie version of Baum’s original 24 chapters: from the twisty Kansas cyclone to small village of Munchkinland, through the dark woods and colorful poppy fields, to the Emerald City and Wicked Witch’s castle, and home again.

As visitors follow a map and wander from chapter to chapter they discover little scenes where the story takes place. The map features a very brief synopsis of each chapter that helps visitors to learn or remember the storyline.

The Old Lyme Inn’s Village:

  • October 29 – Oz Trivia
  • October 30 Karen Frisk “In the Spirit” (a ‘wicked’ event!) in the SideDoor Jazz Club
  • Emerald Lyme Green Cotton Candy
  • Flying Monkey & Ruby Red Slipper Cocktail
  • Win a dessert party for 4!

Come check out our yellow brick road!


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Join us for Trivia Tuesday!

Trivia Tuesday!

Join us on Tuesday nights at 7pm for Trivia Night presented by TriviAcademy! Each unique TriviAcademy game brings teams through grade school, middle school, high school and college, while playing a few bonus games in between! As the game goes on, the content matures. Assemble the perfect team and school the competition. We will be featuring many great specials and prizes! And a *new* bar menu!

**Now in The SideDoor jazz club

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Join us for the Midsummer Arts Festival!

Old Lyme’s Midsummer Festival celebrates the town’s artistic heritage with two days of festivities!
Join us Friday night for art open houses and a concert, or take part in Saturday’s activities, which include:

  • Art Exhibitions & Sales
  • Fresh Market
  • Musical Performances
  • Artisan Fairs
  • Book Signings & Sales
  • Domestic Farm Animals
  • Hands-On Kids’ Activities

Groove to rhythm and blues from 11:00-3:00 with Mass Confusion

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The SideDoor Jazz Club is here!

The Sidedoor jazz club is the realization of a long cherished dream. Ken Kitchings has always been a true fan of jazz music and brought many great artists to The Garde Theatre in New London, CT during his time there.

In 2011 Ken and his wife Chris bought the beautiful, but sadly neglected, Old Lyme Inn and put their hearts and souls into bringing its former glory to life. Once the inn became an established part of the community, Ken set his sights on an unused “side door” space attached to the inn, visualizing the perfect jazz venue: Intimate, welcoming, elegant and a quality, great sounding room that the very best jazz artists would be happy to play in!

On May 10th, 2013 its door and stage was opened by none other than the venerable George Wein and his Newport All Star band, cutting the ribbon and giving his blessing to an awestruck Ken Kitchings! An incredible gala night opening to be remembered – setting the standard and placing The Sidedoor firmly on the jazz venue map!

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Wine Tasting!

Join us for a fun, casual night of wine and tapas!

Wednesday June 5, 2013 at 6pm on the patio (Weather permitting)

Featuring Stefan Wich from Hartley & Parker

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Leave your black tie at home and party the night away!

Mark your calendar for December 31st…
Bring your appetite and your thirst!
We are throwing a New Year’s Eve Party…
Help us celebrate our first!!!

We hope you will join us here at the Old Lyme Inn to help us celebrate our first New Year’s Eve! We are thrilled to be offering a prix-fixe menu for dinner, and inviting guests to a fun cocktail party afterwards.



Local mussels steamed in white wine, herbs and garlic
Warm spinach and bacon salad
Spicy winter greens with sliced pear and walnut vinaigrette


Mustard crusted pork over apple sauerkraut with broccoli rabe
Rare Long Island duck with peppercorn sauce, lentils and watercress
Grilled marinated salmon with vegetable risotto and watercress
Charcoaled sirloin with Roquefort sauce, leek-potato hash and shaved onion rings


Pineapple tart with toasted almond praline
Warm chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream
Blood orange sorbet with a splash of champagne

Each of the dishes above feature a ‘lucky’ ingredient so we can all start off 2013 right!
$40/person, not including tax, gratuity, and libations
Serving 5pm – 9pm
Reservations required.


Join us as we ring in 2013 in style! Leave your black tie at home and party the night away here at the Old Lyme Inn!  We’ll be serving appetizers and desserts, as well as a midnight toast to all of our party guests.  Kick off your shoes and dance the night away to Jim Stewart’s Jump Swing Fever Orchestra. It’s sure to be a night to remember.

$25/person, cash bar
Free for dinner guests
9pm – 1am

To make reservations for dinner or to reserve tickets to the party, please call (860)434-2600 or email

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Around the Inn

I was recently looking through all of our Facebook photos taken around the Inn…here and there as the moment moves us…and decided to share them here!

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

See Gallery

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Lunch 11am - 3pm
Dinner 5pm - close
85 Lyme Street • Old Lyme • CT 06371