Lloyds Limited with 137 years of Penn Yan history!
In downtown Penn Yan, located at 3 Main Street, is a pub called Lloyds Limited. It has a history that goes back 137 years as a hotel, pool parlor, chevy dealer, puzzle factory and of course, a restaurant We stopped in at Lloyds on a quiet Sunday afternoon, while hunting for movie stars, and enjoyed a great lunch.
They make their own beef BBQ and it was fabulous. Charlie ordered a Philly Cheese Steak and was very happy. Their sides were also very good, and we tried a variety — cole slaw, chili, beans, and the tomato salad. Chase it all down with some regional brews made a great meal for a reasonable price.
1873 – 1890 Barron House: Michael Barron
1890 – 1906 Barron’s Hotel: Various Owners
1906 – 1938 Building owned by John Ackley
1906 – 1907 Ackley House – Rooms to Rent on 2nd floor / Saloon & Restaurant on
ground floor – George Smalley – business owner
1913 – 1920 Pool Parlor: George Quenan
1920 – 1922 Hay and Grain Storage: Wendell Dean
1922 – 1924 E.J.Loder – Auto Exchange – Chevrolet Sales: E.J. Loder
1924 – 1927 Yates Restaurant: E.J. Loder
1927 – 1931 Restaurant : Alfred J. Bennett
1930 – 1931 Barber (one one side of double doors) Earl Douglas
Jigsaw Puzzles – made and sold (other side of double doors)
1931 – 1933 Stag Hotel – Rooms for 50¢ and 75¢: Red Hartzell
1938 – 1945 Building owned by Elizabeth Dolan
1933 – 1977 R & M Grill Various Owners
1977 – 2000 Lloyds Limited – A Pub: Building & Business owned by Warren Lloyd
2000 – 201 Lloyds Limited – A Pub: Building & Business owned by Robert Champlin
Some Other Interesting History Facts!
From 1833 to 1877, the area behind 3 Main St. was a “waterway”, which is now Basin St. Boats could travel between Keuka and Seneca Lakes and pull up behind 3 Main St. to load or unload goods.
On January 16th, 1920 the 18th Amendment of the US Constitution took away Americans’ right to drink alcohol. This was called Prohibition. Illegal saloons or “Speak Easy” began to pop up. There was a “Speak Easy” in the basement of 3 Main St. from 1920 – 1933. The entrance to the Speak easy was at the back door of the building next door, at 1 Main St.
At the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, the R & M Grill was the first bar in Yates County to serve a legal drink!
By the way, the name of the village is said to have been contrived from the first syllables of ” Pennsylvania ” and ” Yankee,” as most of the early settlers were Pennsylvanians and New Englanders (Yankees).
Information about Llyoyds Limited — for 2010 and beyond!
Free Internet Access from AirXcess available inside!
Monday-Friday: 3pm – 1am Dinners Served Every Day til Midnight