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Virginia’s Finest Party Foods

Expecting guests this weekend for the big game? Maybe you’re headed to a party at a friend’s house Sunday for the Super Bowl and need to bring some nibbles for the game (or the commercials…whatever it is you like to watch…we don’t judge!).

Consider serving some of Virginia’s finest, Virginia-grown goodies. And not just for the Super Bowl!

Here are some of our favorites (and recipes others have compiled featuring these Commonwealth concoctions)!

Whitley’s Peanut Factory, based right here in Gloucester just up the road from Warner Hall, features all you need for the peanut lover. Roasted. Salted. Chocolate covered. You name it and they feature it.

The company has been around for over 25 years, hand cooking all of their Virginia peanuts to pure perfection.

You absolutely can’t talk about the core Virginia foods without touching on the amazing seafood that comes from our Chesapeake Bay waters. That’s one of the reasons we love the Blue Crab Bay Co. so much. Based on the Eastern Shore, the Blue Crab Bay Co. was started by a young woman in 1985 with an idea of selling her spice blends for clam and crab dishes. Today, the Blue Crab Bay Co. can be found in retailers throughout the South and online, featuring those seasonings, Bloody Mary mixes, appetizer kits, soups, chowders and more.

Nothing says Virginia like a good ole Smithfield Ham. Since the turn of the century, this company has been a staple at holiday meal tables across the country. Best part? It’s located about an hour from Warner Hall. When you think Smithfield Hams, think sweet potato ham biscuits, mac and cheese, southern grits and casseroles!

Pierce’s PITT Bar-B-Que. If you know barbecue, you’ve probably heard of Pierce’s. You may have even heard of their own BBQ sauce which troops deployed around the world have been known to request in their care packages! Right off of I-64 in Williamsburg, Pierce’s has the best recipe to add some “sauce” to your special party. Add some homemade biscuits and coleslaw, and your guests will be rubbing their bellies and asking for more.

“Historic Ayrshire is unique in the region as a working farm that has met the 21st Century with one foot firmly planted in the 19th.” That’s how they describe their business in Upperville, Va. and we loved it so much we had to share just that! Ayrshire has specialized in rare breeds of livestock and heirloom fruits and vegetables. With a comprehensive online store offering organic chicken, Heritage beef, Certified Humane Veal, sausage and even some special goodies for your “furry” guests, Ayrshire Farm will surely provide unique local taste, either as an ingredient, or a staple in your next gathering.

Creating, manufacturing and selling high-quality unique Virginia specialty and gourmet foods, the West Point-based Integrity Food Group offers various flavors of homemade cheese straws, fruit butters and marmalades, artisan pastas, flavorings and even gluten-free baking mixes! It’s a semi-homemade, Virginia-made mecca of options.

Need some recipe inspirations for these Virginia foods?

Bacon Peanut Butter Dip recipe from Whitley’s Peanut Factory

Mini Bar-B-Que Chicken Pizzas

Oysters Pierce

Crispy Ham Sausage and Cheese Wafers

Ayrshire Farm Best Ever Beef Tenderloin

Bloody Mary Chili

    • A Night of Romance at Warner Hall Starring Elijah Rock & The Virginia Symphony Jazz

      Do you love jazz? How about the picturesque Inn at Warner Hall at summer sunset?

      Join us Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 for an extra special concert weekend like no other that’s come to Gloucester!

      As part of the Gloucester Arts Festival, The Virginia Symphony Jazz and Elijah Rock, a triple threat entertainer breathing new life into the Great American Songbook from coast to coast, will perform right here at Warner Hall and we’ve reserved tables for our weekend guests.

      Limited rooms are still available for the weekend!

      This limited Dining and Entertainment Package is $150 per person plus the cost of lodging (Friday and Saturday night). Friday night you’ll enjoy a casual dinner and the big show takes place Saturday evening!

      Please call us at the Inn to reserve your room!

    • Celebrate a “Special Occasion”

      A professionally arranged bouquet of gorgeous seasonal flowers, or a dozen roses with assorted greenery and keepsake vase, paired with a bottle of Chandon Champagne, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries and Bailey’s White Chocolate Mousse Cups, all enjoyed in the privacy of your room will make the occasion not only “Special” but, “Simply Divine….”

      Advance Notice required (72 hours suggested)
      $99 including tax

    • Honeymoon and Anniversary Special

      What better way to celebrate your lives together than spending three nights surrounded in Warner Hall luxury and getting 50% discount for your third night! Visit the Inn at Warner Hall within two months of your actual anniversary or wedding date and enjoy a wonderful environment in which to spend time together. Add a “Special Occasions Package” and really make it a celebration! But be prepared to keep it fun and exciting! There will be a surprise “Dating Game” quiz to verify dates of engagement, marriage, most romantic moment shared, etc. etc….Match all the questions and win a bottle of Champagne!

      Inquire with Inn Keeper
      Lodging Prices and availability may vary

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      A concert like no other that has come to Gloucester will close out this year’s Gloucester Arts Festival later this month, right here at Warner Hall! On Saturday, June 30, starting at 6:30 p.m., Elijah Rock, a triple threat entertainer breathing new life into the Great American Songbook from coast to coast, will join the […]

    • Keeping History Alive – A Note of Thanks

      There’s no doubt, it makes our day to know that keeping Warner Hall and its history alive for all to enjoy is so meaningful to all, from the descendants of the great men and women who lived here to the guests who lodge here. We recently received this lovely note of thanks and had to […]

    • The Essential Getaway

      We are certainly sad to see this vacation of ours come to an end. How lucky we were to have found this place. Warner Hall is exactly what the B&B experience should be. You have combined all of the essential elements of the perfect getaway. We will be back, many times I’m sure! Thank you! […]

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