Colonial Tavern, Home to the Irish Brigade



In December 1862, a battle was being fought right here in Fredericksburg. One of the major battles to take place during the second year of the American Civil War, it involved brave Irish soldiers on both sides of the field.

The Irish Regiment, out of Georgia, was defending Marye's Heights, just down the road from where you are sitting today, and the Irish Brigade, out of Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania was told to take the hill at all costs.

The cost was devastatingly high, and in the few days of that battle, 5,300 Confederate troops and 12,600 Federal troops were killed, wounded or missing. Almost two-thirds of them fell before the wall trying to take Marye's Heights.

Here we celebrate the bravery of all of those men, in the spirit of friendship and camaraderie, and hope everyone can put aside their differences long enough to sit back and enjoy a pint, the hospitality of the establishment, and the atmosphere of people that make Fredericksburg unique.

406 Lafayette Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401


Colonial Tavern Restaurant Information

Address: 406 Lafayette Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone Number:  (540) 373-1313

Web Address:

Owners: Terri Hubbell, Dave Wilson, Chuck Thompson

Managers:   Josh Hartman, Erin Dougherty, Mike Hooven, Matt Hubbell

Hours of Operation: 7 days a week, 11:30 am 2 am

Full menu service: 11:30 am 9 pm
Pub fare served: 11:30 am last call
Happy hour: 11:30 am 7 pm everyday

Entertainment Schedule:
Monday Open Mic Night 9pm Close
Tuesday Bluegrass Night 9pm Close
Wednesday Live & Local 9pm Close
Thursday Live Music 9 pm - Close
Friday Live Band
Saturday Live Band
Sunday Game Night

*See Entertainment schedule and flyers posted in Light box for more information on bands, cover charges or upcoming special events.
*All questions concerning band bookings should be referred to Devland Productions:

Daily Specials:
Lunch and dinner specials served daily, see kitchen staff for details.



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