Burntwood Tavern replicates success at its second location in Rocky River

Restaurants are notoriously risky business ventures. But if you’ve already nailed the recipe for success, why not replicate it? 

With just more than a year of success in Chagrin Falls, Burntwood Tavern owner Bret Adams saw no reason why he couldn’t bring his winning gastro pub formula to another ’burb, this time on Cleveland’s West Side. And when The Pub went belly-up in Rocky River’s Beachcliff Market Square this past summer, he seized the opportunity to capitalize on its prime location. In a span of mere weeks, Burntwood Tavern Rocky River was ready to throw open its doors for business. 

“We’re excited to be here. It’s a great town,” says Ian Hopkins, general manager for both locations. 

Burntwood may be brand-spanking new, but its beautiful interior has the warm and welcoming feel of a community gathering place that’s been there for years, with loads of antique barn wood, comfortable leather seating, a copper bar, and a gas fireplace. It’s the kind of place that exudes coziness.

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