The Country Squire

The Country Squire Restaurant, Inn & Winery has been helping our guests make special memories for over 50 years. They would like to invite you to come visit their facility and experience the old world charm and rustic vineyard setting for your own event. The Country Squire has several locations on site that are appropriate for wedding ceremonies and receptions, any of these charming locations would help to make your special day memorable.

Address: 748 NC Hwy 24B/50, Warsaw, NC  28398
Phone Number: 910.296.1727 ext. 155
Great Food, Wine & Ghostly Guests at the Country Squire

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The Country Squire Restaurant, Winery & Vintage Inn, in Warsaw, is ripe with Eastern North Carolina history.  The original part of the building was constructed in the 1700’s and is home to the oldest wine tasting room in the state.  While being known for their great food and award-winning wines, many visitors over the years have claimed of having “ghostly” encounters while dining at the restaurant.  Frequent sightings of shadowy figures, strange noises and other phenomena have become part of its legend.  

The Country Squire’s owner, Iris Lennon,  notes that there is a “wee little girl” that makes her presence known every now and then.  Whether roaming the “Baronial Hall” which is the oldest part of the building or lingering in the “Jesters Court”, the folks at The Country Squire welcome the friendly spirits that make The Country Squire their home.

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The Country Squire Restaurant is the perfect place to bring the family for a tasty meal.  Enjoy a surf and turf dinner or their infamous Korean beef appetizer along with salads and sandwiches for lunch.  Before you leave, be sure to stop in the Tartan Tasting Room and gift shop.  In addition to their wines, check out their specialty food products and amazing gifts.  Our favorites are the chunky monkey butter and the dilly beans in addition to their jams, jellies, and hot sauces.

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For more information about Duplin County, visit our website or call us at (910)296.2181.  Let us create a custom escape package for you!  We look forward to seeing you here!

The Country Squire Winery

For more than 50 years The Country Squire Restaurant & Vintage Inn has been a landmark dining spot and country inn on N.C. Highway 50 (Bus. NC 24), between Kenansville and Warsaw. In keeping with this tradition of excellence, The Country Squire has opened its own working winery in the 18th Century portion of the restaurant. The Country Squire Winery’s Tartan Tasting Room & Gift Shop is a wonderful addition to The Country Squire, open to visitors from Tuesday to Saturday (and by special appointment. The Country Squire’s Vineyard with a charming gazebo is a lovely spot for weddings or other gatherings, in addition to the other rustic garden areas of  The Country Squire’s grounds.

Address: 748 N.C. 24 Bus./50, Warsaw- Kenansville, NC 28398
Phone Number: 910-296-1727
Website: www.countrysquirewinery.com
Map / Tastings are free

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Country Squire Restaurant

Known round the world this upscale menu has long boasted the 72-ounce steak. Winery with tasting room at the restaurant site.

748 N.C. 24 Bus./50, Warsaw, NC 28398
Cuisine: Multi-Cuisine
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11:30am-2pm, 5:30-9pm, Saturday 5:30-9pm, Sunday 11:30am-2pm 
Price: $$ – $$$
Map / Website  / Menu

Shag and Swing Night at the Country Squire

Can?t figure out what to do this Friday night to kick off your weekend? Head out to the Country Squire Restaurant, Winery, and Inn for Shag and Swing Night. The dance will be held Friday, January 13 from 8:30PM until midnight and will feature a variety of beach, blues, and swing music. Admission to the event is free and being held in the Jesters Court. The bar will be open for adult refreshments through the night as well. Make reservations for dinner starting at 5:30PM to enjoy a quality meal before the party starts.

For more information on the Country Squire and their events, visit them online at www.countrysquireinn.com or check them out on Facebook.

The Country Squire
748 NC Highway 25 & 50
Warsaw, NC 28398

Country Squire Celebrates 50 Years

The Country Squire is inviting you to help them celebrate 50 years in serving up good food, fine wine, and a unique lodging experience. Events begin on August 12th, running until August 14th. Entertainment is free to the public and includes a dance from the Kenansville Barefoot Gypsies, vocal stylings of Encore Entertainment of Goldsboro, and bagpiper Andrew Simpson. 107.9 WNCT will be on location with a live remote broadcast and the Squire will be holding their famous Kilt Buster 72oz steak contest on Saturday, August 19th. It?s not too late to sign up, so if you are willing to accept the challenge, visit the Facebook page to reserve your spot. The cost is $85, but if you win, your reward is $200.

There will also be a shagging contest during the beach music concert on Friday. Winners walk away with dinner for 2 covered by the restaurant. The Country Squire will be holding free wine tastings throughout the anniversary celebration, offering up samples of their fine wines.

For more information on the events, visit www.countrysquireinn.com, visit them on Facebook, or call 910-296-1727.

The Country Squire Inn

748 NC Highway 24/50

Warsaw, NC

The Country Squire Restaurant

One of Duplin County?s most prized gems is tucked away in the countryside between Warsaw and Kenansville. They boast a wine tasting room, rustic inn, and during the week (if you think you?re up to it) you can take the 72 ounce steak challenge. Haven?t guessed what this marvelous place is yet? It is none other than the Country Squire. This establishment is owned and run by Scotland native Iris Lennon and has been a favorite of the area for 50 years. Iris and her staff continue to serve up delicious meals in a one-of-a-kind environment.

Fresh fare ranges from soups, salads, and sandwiches to fettuccini, lobster, prime rib, Korean barbeque, and more. Make sure to save room for desserts and top off your meal with a house wine or other drink, as the Country Squire has all ABC permits.

Robert Burns Dinner at the Country Squire

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Looking for a wee bit of fun in Duplin County? Do you have a thirst for Scottish culture you wish to quell? Well make your way to the Country Squire Inn on January 22, 2011 for the 10th annual Robert Burns Supper and Scottish Celebration.

The Country Squire is a vintage inn, winery, gift shop, and restaurant all-in-one owned by Scotland native Iris Lennon. The celebration is held to honor Robert Burns, a Scottish poet that gained fame (though mostly after death) by writing songs and poems for the common man. Burns wrote such works as ?The Highland Lassie?, ?On the Seas and Far Away?, and ?Auld Lang Syne?.

The Supper will include haggis, a traditional Scottish dish immortalized by Burns in the poem ?Address to a Haggis?. It is made of sheep minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, and spices. Ticket are $45.00 per person. Cash bar is available at 6PM and dinner begins at 7PM. 

Visit Wine Country at the Coast of North Carolina

Springtime at the coast of North Carolina is amazing!  It’s a perfect time to plan a North Carolina beach getaway!   It’s also a  great time to enjoy the excitement in North Carolina’s coastal wine country.  Just an hour inland from the beach, you will find some amazing wineries in our collection of small towns throughout the beautiful coastal plains region. 

After you soak in the sun and the salt air, head inland and visit Duplin County to experience one of the ripest regions for wine lovers on the East Coast.  If you are visiting during the last weekend of March, stop through Kenansville at their annual Blue, Brew & ‘Que Festival on March 28th, 2020, to enjoy bluegrass music, North Carolina craft microbreweries and over twenty cook teams serving North Carolina barbeque. 

Historic Downtown Wallace is home to the Carolina Strawberry Festival on May 1st and 2nd, 2020.  Live music, great food, and kids activities are all on tap.

Duplin County is home to the largest winery in the South, Duplin Winery.  If you are visiting the first weekend of September, don’t miss their 44th annual Grape Stomp, taking place on Saturday, September 12th, 2020.  Festival-goers get a chance to stomp grapes with their bare feet and the best ones will have an opportunity to participate in a stomp off for a Duplin prize!  Throughout the afternoon, there will be special vineyard and production facility tours, as well as exclusive wine tastings.  The exclusive tastings book up fast, so make your plans soon!

Enjoy more agritourism and wine by visiting The Tipsy Bee.  Learn how small batch wine is made and about the muscadine grapes that you will see grow abundantly in our area.  Lunch or dinner at the Country Squire Restaurant & Winery is both an experience in local history as well as a surprise and a culinary delight.  Guests have come back time and time again, for over 50 years.  In keeping with this tradition of excellence, The Country Squire also has its own winery located in the 18th Century portion of the restaurant.  The local owners hail from Scotland, and a certain Scottish flair can be found throughout the restaurant in the decor as well as the winery itself.  Visitors also enjoy their Tartan Tasting Room & Gift Shopopen to visitors from Tuesday to Saturday (and by special appointment.) 

One of the best ways to enjoy being in Duplin County is to book one of our Escape Packages.  The Wine & Dine package is one of the most popular.  You can even book a package and stay right on-site at the Country Squire at their Vintage Inn!  Check out the map to see our location.  For more information, please feel free to contact us, or click one of the buttons below.

While you are at the North Carolina Coast, don’t miss many of the additional amazing destinations. Visit Topsail Island and stop in Surf City to see North Carolina’s 2nd most visited attraction, the Sea Turtle Rescue, or do some shopping in Historic Downtown Swansboro.  From either direction, Duplin County is just a little over an hour drive, so come and uncork, unplug and unwind with us! 

Squires Vintage Inn

The Vintage Inn’s rural setting adds to the privacy, intimacy, and relaxation for that feeling of “getting away from it all.”  The Inn has twelve rooms. Each room at the motel has a view of the grounds, complete with winding brick sidewalks and paths, as well as a charming gazebo among towering oaks and pines. The Country Squire’s Vineyard is also just beside the Inn.  The Vintage Inn provides high-speed Internet service for our guests and free continental breakfast.

Address: 748 N.C. Hwy. 24/50, Warsaw-Kenansville, NC 28398
Phone Number: 910.296.1727

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