Philadelphia, PA - The Ship Inn restaurant in Exton, Pennsylvania, is being converted into a microbrewery and restaurant called VK Brewing Co. & Eatery. VK Brewing owners Najib Abiaad left, and Jason Van Keuren are planning to open the microbrewery later this year. The Ship Inn, located at 695 E. Lincoln Highway, has been on the market for more than $2.25 million. The sale includes the property, the liquor license, and equipment.
The Ship Inn Restaurant in Exton to Become a Microbrewery
The Ship Inn has four dining rooms that can accommodate 180 people. It also has a deck, a bar room, and a fireplace. It will retain its character as a restaurant, but the new owners plan to bring new brews to the area.
The Ship Inn is a historic landmark that dates back to the late 18th century. Originally, the Inn was built as a rest stop for travelers on the Lancaster Turnpike, now U.S. Route 30. During its heyday, it served as a western milepost to Philadelphia, and guests included dignitaries such as George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Jackie Kennedy Onassis. It was a popular stop for travelers, but today it attracts a diverse mix of diners and drinkers.