Welcome To The Century Inn!

The oldest Tavern in Ohio!

Ohio's first draft beer was sold here!

Known for Century Inn's fried chicken dinner!

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The Century Inn Story

 

One of the first carriage stops in Hamilton County, the Century Inn was built in 1806 by Andrew Van Dyke.
The Inn consisted of two rooms downstairs and two rooms upstairs. The drivers or riders would leave their tired horses in a large barn that had room for 200 horses. They would get fresh horses and continue their trip to Cincinnati or to Hamilton or Springfield. On their return trip they would pick up their own horses.

Andrew Van Dyke died around 1840 and eventually his grandson William Wiley took over and ran the inn. He renamed it the Farmer's Hotel because of the many farmer who would pass through here with horse-drawn wagons of goods going to market in downtown Cincinnati. In 1871 Paul Hartmann purchased the Inn and called it the halfway house as it was halfway between Cincinnati and Hamilton. In 1880, John Arns, a German immigrant, purchased the hotel and name it Old Inn. Layer called Wheelman's Rest as it was a stopping place for bicycle racers to rest after the long pull uphill from Wyoming. John Arns ran the business until 1906 when his son Harry M. Arns took it over and renamed it the Century Inn since at that time it was 100 years old. The large barn was no longer needed for horses as trolley cars came into use. Harry then decided to start a dairy with 60 cows. It was called Summit Dairy and it served all of Glendale. He also started the restaurant which still operating.

Harry Arns died in 1938 and his son John L. Arns ran the Inn until 1958 when he conveyed ownership to his sister Edith Arns Harris Brownfield. Edith ran the restaurant. For twenty years when she passed ownership to her son Logan Brownfield. Logan Brownfield ran the Inn until the late nineties when he sold the business to Steve & Teresa Schuholz. In 2005 Ken Anton purchased the business and in 2012, Greg Ready, The present owner, relocated from Indianapolis to his hometown of Cincinnati to run the Inn. He considers it a pleasure and a privilege to be able to offer great food, atmosphere and piece of Ohio's historic past to his guests. We hope you enjoy your visit to one of Ohio's oldest Inns.

TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you for going to so much trouble (and expense!) to make the reunion so rewarding. Your place is great and your employees really like and respect you a lot, You've done very well and you success goes beyond financial - you've a gracious and genius gentleman."

Thanks again,

-Jeff- 

"I can't thank you enough for all you so for my brothers outing. from your genunsity, to your staff and all that they do is simply incredible. you have made this event a turely amazing. We raised over $12,000 this year for Roger Bacon Scholarships!"

Thanks again

-Mike- 

Thank you Century Inn for treating all the customers that walk through your door as family. We have had our golf outing dinner at the Century Inn for the past two years and you and your staff have done an outstanding job. We are blessed to have such a wonderful place in our area to call our second family. You and your staff are the best!

Thanks again,

Tony

 

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About Us

 Greg Ready, The present owner, relocated from Indianapolis to his hometown of Cincinnati to run the Inn. He considers it a pleasure and a privilege to be able to offer great food, atmosphere and piece of Ohio's historic past to his guests. We hope you enjoy your visit to one of Ohio's oldest Inns. 

Opening Hours

Mon-Thu: 11:00am-1:00am
Fri-Sat: 11:00am-1:00am
Sun: 12:00pm-12:00am
Kitchen Hours
Sun: 12pm- 9pm
Mon: 11am -9pm / Tues-Thurs: 11am - 10pm
Fri -Sat: 11am -11pm

Location

Century Inn Restaurant 
10675 Springfield Pike
Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-1120
Phone: (513) 771-4816
Fax: (513) 771-4864

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