Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fairview Inn and Restaurant in Marshfield Is Up for Sale

An iconic oceanside inn and restaurant on the South Shore is now on the market, and it is not known what might happen to the spot.

According to an article in Wicked Local, the Fairview Inn and Restaurant in the Brant Rock part of town is up for sale, as the tenants recently terminated their lease agreement with owners Jack and Bob Clancy and the two brothers have decided to sell the property. The Clancys are hoping that a new buyer would keep the Ocean Street property as an inn and restaurant, though it would be up to those who purchase the place as to what it would ultimately become, according to the post.

The article says that the operators of the Fairview Inn and Restaurant--Paul Disch and his wife Betty--may be leaving the space in the fall (though this is not yet definite), and are in the process of purchasing the property in Pembroke where Bobby Hackett's Restaurant had been. If all goes as planned and they do open a dining spot in the Washington Street space, it would apparently be similar in concept to the Fairview though with a different atmosphere, and workers at the inn and restaurant would be invited to relocate there.

The building in which the Fairview resides dates back to the 1870s, according to website for the place.

The address for the Fairview Inn and Restaurant is 133 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA, 02050. Its website can be found at

[November 13 update: Wicked Local states that the Fairview Inn and Restaurant is now closed and that Paul Disch is now running a new spot called Disch's Route 53 Tavern in the former Bobby Hackett's space in Pembroke. The article says the new eatery has the same menu as the Fairview and that the entire Fairview staff is now working there. (It is not known what will become of the Fairview Inn and Restaurant's space.)]

[February 23, 2016 update: A new article from Wicked Local indicates that Marshfield selectmen have approved of various licenses for a new spot called the Oceanview Grille to operate in the former Fairview Inn and Restaurant space, and that it could be open in April if all goes as planned.]

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