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English Inn Gift Certificates and New Year’s Eve Dinner Special

December 7th, 2018 by Corey A. Edwards

It may be hard to believe but the end of another year is upon us. Make the most of your end of the year celebrations with English Inn Gift Certificates and our annual New Year’s Eve Dinner Special!

The historic English Inn Restaurant & Pub is more than just a fine Michigan bed and breakfast. Our award winning restaurant, overlooking the Grand River, is one of the area’s most popular dinner destinations. Best of all, we’re located on the lush and historic, 15-acre Medovue Estate in Eaton Rapids, MI, just a half hour from Lansing.

Consequently, one of the very best gifts you can give this year – or any – is an English Inn Gift Certificate.

English Inn Gift Certificates – The Perfect Present

Give the gift of travel and relaxation this holiday season with a gift certificate to the English Inn Restaurant & Pub.

English Inn Gift Certificates are flexible, with no set amount or restrictions. They  can be used for a meal at our award winning restaurant, or drinks in our English-style pub. They can also be put towards a stay in one of our historic inn’s luxurious guest rooms or cottages.

English Inn Gift Certificates never expire and may be purchased in two ways.

Call us at 517.663.2500 and we’ll mail you an elegantly designed, English Inn Gift Certificate printed on heavy card stock for you to fill out. You can also buy them online for instant email delivery for you to print out at home.

Best of all, when you give the gift of an English Inn Gift Certificate, it’s more than a simple present; you’re gifting them an experience!

The English Inn 2018 New Year’s Eve Dinner Special

The English Inn Restaurant & Pub’s New Year’s Eve prix-fixe, four-course dinner is the perfect way to welcome the New Year!

Our New Year’s Eve Dinner Special includes your choice of appetizer and entree, a house salad, and a dessert. At midnight, you’ll toast the new year with a glass of sparkling champagne. While our dinner menu will give you an idea of the entrees we offer, our New Year’s Eve menu will, of course, include some very special additions!

Make your reservation now before all the seats at our Lansing area restaurant are snapped up – and Happy Holidays from everyone here at The English Inn Restaurant & Pub!

East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival 2016

May 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival 2016Get set for East Lansing’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival 2016 – two free days of high-caliber local, regional, and national jazz acts in the heart of downtown East Lansing, June 17th and 18th, 2016!

The East Lansing Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Once again the City of East Lansing, Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, and the Michigan State University College of Music all pitched in to make this year’s Summer Solstice Jazz Festival the best it can be.

Held downtown in a lively outdoor setting, around a large tent on the corner of Albert Avenue and Abbot Road, Summer Solstice Jazz Festival is a family-friendly celebration of jazz music, featuring not only performances by regional and national jazz musicians but also youth programs and community education.

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A New Website for The English Inn, Restaurant and Pub!

October 18th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

A New Website for The English Inn, Restaurant and Pub!

A new website for The English Inn, Restaurant and Pub!

You may have noticed things looking a little different on the site of late – that’s because The English Inn, Restaurant and Pub has a new website!

The English Inn, Restaurant and Pub is a historic business but, along with respecting and preserving the Medovue Estate and the luxurious, yesteryear experience a visit or stay here can provide, we also aim to keep things up-to-date: a perfect marriage of the best of the past with the best of the present, in other words.

A website is part of that and we knew we were looking a bit dated. Our last site had served The English Inn, Restaurant and Pub well and long – but it was time for a change. We wanted a site that worked well with present technologies, had the flexibility for a lengthy lifespan, and one that more accurately represented the present face of our business – and we feel like we got that in spades!

For our visitors, this means a website that works to fit seamlessly into the screen you’re viewing it on, no matter whether that’s a brand new, 29″ flat screen on your desk or a smart-phone display in your palm. In the case of the latter, so much for squinting and waiting ’til you get home to peruse our site: our new website is surfable wherever and whenever.

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Historical Lansing Event: Fundraiser at the English Inn

April 28th, 2013 by insideout

Please join us May 15th for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of Medovue, the home built by Oldsmobile general manager and president Jacob Reuter in 1927. This property is known today by another name: the English Inn. The exclusive tour is a fundraising event for the Historical Society of Greater Lansing. It will take place on Wednesday May 15 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and will include an in-depth, behind the scenes tour of the house and grounds, as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Tickets are $50 per person. Visit the historical society website to purchase tickets.

The History behind our Inn and Wedding Venue

In 1927, construction began on the Tudor Revival house designed for auto baron Irving Jacob Reuter (1885-1972) and his wife, Janet (1886-1984). The Reniger Construction Co. of Lansing completed the 10,000 square foot house early the next year with plans drafted by Harold Childs of East Lansing. The Reuters called this property “Medovue.” The 15 acre estate included a pergola, swimming pool and gazebo as well as an artesian well, fishpond, annual and perennial gardens and nature trails.

The Reuters lived and lavishly entertained at Medovue from 1928 to 1936. Great names of American business and automotive giants were guests at social functions.

Original homeowner Irving Jacob Reuter

The Reuters were listed both in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Michigan during their tenure at Medovue. Reuter abruptly retired from Oldsmobile in 1934 and he and Janet moved to Florida in 1936.

See More of our Bed and Breakfast than the Average Guest!

If you are interested in attending the fundraiser, why not get yourself a room at the inn so you don’t have to worry about driving after some cocktails and delicious desserts? After touring the grounds and learning about the fascinating history of the property, your stay will be infused with added significance.

Stay in the Ivy Cottage and you will be in the original property’s milking room. Enjoy a sitting room with fireplace and Jacuzzi tub.