Fairport Village Inn History

Built in the early 1800's...

...then known as John Ryan's Pub, the Fairport Village Inn has been a favorite town gathering spot for more than 100 years.  The building evolved into a small inn and local tavern, where railroad workers and travelers alike would gather for a hearty ale, a fine meal and comfortable lodging. After John Ryan sold the business near the turn of the century, the building was divided into two parts.  The larger part was converted into the town grocery store, while the smaller section housed the local barbershop. In the 1950's it became known as the Oasis Restaurant and in the 60's, Orrie's Lounge. 

In 1976, Wayne and Patty Beckwith took over the property and turned it into what we know and love now, the Fairport Village Inn.  They worked hard to continue the fine tradition of this local eating and drinking establishment. Their son Ken grew up in the restaurant, helping out his parents throughout the years.  This experience cultivated Ken's passion for hospitality.  In September of 2016, Wayne and Patty sold their interest in the business to Ken who is now the sole owner/operator of the Fairport Village Inn. He has continued to work hard to keep his parents legacy alive and provide a welcoming atmosphere with exceptional food.  

From Tuesday through Saturday, the Fairport Village Inn turns into one of the area's finest restaurants, serving a delicious variety of seafood, chicken, beef and pasta dishes made to order in our kitchen. On Fridays, you'll find the place teeming with fans of the fabulous Fish Fry Dinner. Delicious Prime Rib is served Thursdays and Saturdays.

So, if you enjoy the camaraderie of a friendly local tavern, the excitement of a crowd cheering for the home team, the Fairport Village Inn may be just what you're looking for.

This Bar is Dedicated...

To those Merry Souls of the other Days...
who again will make drinking a pleasure...
who achieve Contentment long before capacity...
and who...whatever they may drink...
prove able...to carry it...enjoy it...
and remain Gentlemen!

Oasis Restaurant (on the left) on April 20, 1956 a driver lost control of a truck 

In 1968 Orrie's Lounge to the left before it became the Fairport Village Inn. Also known to some as Lizzie's after it's owner.

Fairport Village Inn in 1976 after the Beckwith's purchased it.

Fairport Village Inn in 1978 . Two years after Wayne and Patty Beckwith opened it.

Dining Room in the late 80's early 90's.

Bar in the late 80's early 90's.

1986 the Fairport Village Inn's 10 year Anniversary with Wayne and Patty Beckwith.

1986 the Fairport Village Inn's 10 year Anniversary party.

Fairport Village Inn 2009.

Bar remodeled in 2012.

Fourth of July parade in 2012.

Dining room after Covid 2020.

Exterior in 2022 with outdoor dining that started due to Covid.