Black Gryphon Inn: German Traveler's Inn

Hosted by Canton of Gryphonwald - Milltown, NJ

Event date: February 25th, 2012

Event Last Modified: February 11th, 2012

Event details

It is time friends, to ready yourselves for a journey.  Say your apologies to those you have offended.  Make out your will.  Have a staff and scrip prepared.  A pilgrimage is in your future.
But before we leave the lands of our villages provisions must be bought for the coming days.  One should have food and drink fit for a traveler.  Why not then, delay yourselves a few hours at the Black Gryphon Inn?
Eating and drinking is fine enough but the Canton of Gryphonwald wants patronage to be merry.  Do not be too hasty to dismiss a quick game or two, or try your hand in competition:

Modest ratings will be assigned to brews and cordials shared by our patrons.

Show a bit of a your Art or Science, or perhaps cast your vote on whose handiwork is better.

Site Opens: 12 Noon
Site Closes: 7:00 PM

Event Location

Milltown American Legion
4 J. F. Kennedy Drive
Milltown, NJ  08850
Google Map


From Route 1 South:
Take exit for Milltown Rd.  S
Merge onto County Rd.  606/ Milltown Rd.
Turn left at Washington Ave.
Turn right at J.F.  Kennedy Drive
American Legion is on the right

From Route 1 North:
Turn slight right towards County Rd.  606/ N.  Main St.
Take the 2nd right onto County Rd.  606/ N.  Main St.
Turn left at Washington Ave.
Turn right at J.F.  Kennedy Drive
American Legion is on the right

From NJ Turnpike South:
Take Turnpike South to exit 9
Merge onto NJ-18 N/ County Rd.  527 N towards US-1/ New Brunswick
Merge onto US-1 S via the ramp to Trenton/ Princeton
Follow directions from Route 1 South above

From Route 287 South:
Take 287 South to exit 9
Take exit 9 for River Road towards Bound Brook/ Highland Park
Turn right at River Road
Turn right to merge onto NJ-18 S
Take the ramp onto US-1 S
Follow directions from US-1 S

Registration Fees

Entrance Fee:  $10 adult
Non-Member Surcharge:  $5

Please send the following information, with appropriate check to the address given below
SCA & Mundane Name(s)
SCA Membership Number(s)
Street Address
Phone and/or email address

If, after sending in a reservation, you are unable to attend, please contact the autocrat before the event.  All refunds will be reviewed after the event.

Feast Fee $7
Must pre-register by February 18

Feast Menu

1st course
Pork - pork, salt, sodium nitrate, honey, juniper, garlic, bay leaves, nutmeg, pepper

Pancake Soup - chicken stock - chicken, carrots, celery, bay leaves vegetable stock - carrots, celery, onions, mushrooms, bay leaves

pancakes - flour, egg, milk, salt

all served separately with scallions

Cucumber Salad - cucumbers, dill, yogurt, salt, sugar, vinegar

Radishes with salt

2nd course
Spaetzle - flour, eggs, milk, salt, butter

A choice of either pork or chicken bratwurst - ingredients to follow

Sauerkraut - cabbage, juniper berries, salt, caraway

3rd course
Apple Tarts - store bought crust, apples, butter, sugar, ginger

Make Checks Payable to: Barony of Settmour Swamp, SCA - NJ Inc

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Dalek Bolotnikov, mka PJ Sickels
1431 Seminole Road
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Pippin a Bheithir, mka Pippin Carino

Send Reservations to:

PJ Sickels
1431 Seminole Road
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

PLEASE INCLUDE:  The names, mundane and SCAdian of ALL members of your party, contact information (address and phone number) of the person making the reservation, and membership information (proof of membership or indicate that you are not a member) for each person.  Also please indicate which members of your party are minors and age.  A phone number would helpful if we need to get in contact with you, if there are any issues.

Incomplete reservations will be returned.
Refunds will be available for those who are unable to attend the event.  Please contact reservation clerk *before* the event to request a refund form.  Refunds will be unavailable after the event.

Reservation Refund policy: 
If, after sending in a reservation, you are unable to attend, please contact the reservations clerk before the event.  Site fees and merchant fees will be refunded after the event.  Feast fees will be refunded if we are able to resell your feast space.  Troll will close when royal court opens.  Unclaimed feast reservations will be sold off to a waiting list if there is one when troll closes.  If you plan on arriving late, please let the reservations clerk know. 

Other Contact Information:

Head Cook:  Cas, mka Cassandra Nelson