Ribbon cut for Kitty Knight House along the Sassafras


The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Kitty Knight House. The event was held to celebrate the grand re-opening of the tavern section of the inn and restaurant located on the Sassafras River.

The restaurant is about 27 miles west of Dover, home of the Central Delaware Chamber. The restaurant reopened over the summer. 

The Kitty Knight is a historic home with roots dating back to the 1700s. The current structure includes an inn with 11 rooms, a ballroom for events for up to 125 people, a deck and bar for outside dining, and a tavern for dining with a warm feel. Previously, an inn and restaurant under the same name was in operation until it closed in 2016. Sueann Hall, a frequent patron and now the current owner, decided she didn’t want a local favorite to disappear.

Since purchasing the property, Hall has completed numerous projects devoted to the improvement of the property including resurfacing the deck floor and renovating the tavern. With these changes, she foresees the restaurant becoming a destination location that is known to all throughout the nation.

Currently, dinner is served seven nights a week. The restaurant will begin offering weekend brunch in November. Non-profit organizations will not have to pay room fees for any events hosted at the property. Hall also plans to host guest bartender events to help organizations raise money.

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