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July 3, 2012

“High Life Below Stairs” Presented with Tavern Dinner

Shields Tavern presents a special evening of dining with entertainment in July. When the master and mistress of the house retire for the evening, the serving staff enjoys the “high life” while guests enjoy a three-course tavern dinner.

The menu includes a choice of soup or salad, a choice of pan-seared salmon garnished with crabmeat and dill cream, ale potted beef, barbecued ribs and chicken breast or a vegetarian selection of potato-leek pot pie. Granny Smith caramel apple pie or Williamsburg ice creams finish the meal. Dinner includes tavern bread, cook’s vegetables, potatoes, fountain beverage, tea or coffee. Price for the evening of entertainment and dinner is $49.95 for adults and $23.95 for children and includes tax and gratuity. Selections from a full bar are also available, priced separately. Reservations are required by calling 757-229-2141 or 800-828-3767.

High Life Below Stairs dinners are served at 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays in July, except July 4 and 14. Shields Tavern is located at 422 E. Duke of Gloucester St., just east of King’s Arms Tavern, near the Capitol. Free parking is available across Francis Street in the tavern parking lot.

Established in 1926, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is the not-for-profit center for history, citizenship and democracy, encouraging audiences at home and around the world to learn from the past. Colonial Williamsburg operates a resort with more than 1,000 guest rooms in five hotels, including the landmark Williamsburg Inn – celebrating 75 years of hospitality in 2012 – four historic dining taverns and six other restaurants, a full-service 20,000-square-foot spa, eight tennis courts, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe golf courses and 67,000 square feet of conference space centered at the renovated and expanded Williamsburg Lodge. Purchase of Colonial Williamsburg products and services supports the Foundation’s preservation, research and educational programs. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

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