Frank Jones was born on a farm in 1832 in Barrington New Hampshire, home of our other restaurant, Frank Jones Restaurant & Pub. Frank left the farm as a teenager, walked 15 miles to Portsmouth to find a job, and in 1858 he discovered his love for brewing.
By the early 1880’s he opened the Frank Jones Brewing Company and employed over 500 folks, brewing 6000 barrels per year offering six types of ales from three breweries in New England. Considered a “robber baron” of the East, Jones diversified his investments to include the famous Wentworth by the Sea among other hotels, and he held the position of President of the Boston and Maine Railroad.
He was twice elected mayor of Portsmouth NH and served two terms as a NH Congressman. Frank Jones died in 1902 – only 3 years after he sold the Brewery to British investors, and just a few years prior to Prohibition – what a visionary!
The original Frank Jones Ale was released again in 2010, on sale only here and our sister restaurant, Frank Jones Restaurant & Pub in Barrington NH. We feature fresh made delicious food, with fresh seafood, fresh chicken, fresh burgers, and fresh steaks. The food has been flying out of our kitchen ever since, serving over 45,000 guests a year in our small 60 seat restaurant. The food you will enjoy today is the same great food we serve there. So if you are on Rt. 125 going south, stop in!
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