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About Us 2017-12-12T21:21:46+00:00

GATHER YOUR TROOPS

WE’RE THE PLACE TO MEET

Joining friends for libations? (And we’re not talking tea parties…) Count on us for cold beer, creative cocktails and a comfortable space for conversation after work or on a Saturday night. Drop in for a family dinner or entertain friends. The menu offers something for everyone, and we can easily accommodate large parties.

OUR RALLYING CRY

WE’RE ALL ABOUT QUALITY AND AFFORDABILITY

We’ve earned a reputation in the region for serving excellent food at a fair price, and The General is no different. We’ve put together a top team in our kitchen. We offer fresh, flavorful new takes on traditional favorites from across America — like fried chicken, roasted cod and grass fed beef — as well as classic and creative sushi inspired by our great melting pot. Your taste buds will explode but we promise not to blow up your budget. We’re the special occasion restaurant you can afford to come to once a week. Now that’s revolutionary

ON THIS SPOT IN…

WE HAVE HISTORY BEHIND US

1732

The Three Tuns Inn first opened its door to travelers, launching a long tradition of hospitality

1778

General Lafayette and 2,200 men come from Valley Forge to what was then Barren Hill to spy on the British in Philadelphia; in May, they defeated the attacking British. Generals Smallwood and Hull were said to have used the Inn as their headquarters. After the war, the Dager and Hitner families expanded the inn, adding the unique corner fireplaces.

1874 

A trolley line connects the inn with travelers from Philadelphia

1946

Ludwig Zackiewicz changes the name to the Lafayette Hotel to reflect the building’s heritage.

1958

Zackiewicz saves the building from demolition and persuades new owner Ted Helmetag to make extensive improvements to what became known as The General Lafayette Inn.

1996

Preservationist Mike McGlynn restores The General Lafayette Inn to its Colonial splendor.

2017

The same team that brought you the popular From the Boot restaurants in Lafayette Hill, Ambler, Blue Bell and Wayne open The General, a brand-new American restaurant.