The Chesapeake Club

Fine dining at the Chesapeake Club Restaurant in Irvington, Virginia.
The Chesapeake Club is the Tides Inn’s signature bar.

Offering picturesque views in a casual atmosphere, the Tides Inn Chesapeake Club is lined with walnut patina lockers, celebrating the heritage and prohibition days of the past. In the early days of the resort, Lancaster was a dry county and guests were known to bring their own beverages and rent a locker during their stay. The rental fee was a club membership and the resort operated as a private club to allow a martini après midi or champagne cocktails on the lawn and wine with dinner. Those guests who did not bring their drinks, would be ferried on the resort’s private yacht across the river to Urbanna which was in a “wet” county and bring back alcohol for their stay.  This weekly trip soon became a highlight of the social scene and was named ‘The Whiskey Run.”

Chesapeake Restaurant menus are used in the Chesapeake Club area. Menus are created using local and fresh ingredients, whenever available. For dining reservations, please contact us at 804.438.4489 or