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The History Of


The sign says Old Trail Tavern but the locals know we're "Ada's." In 1957, Mac and Ada Snyder purchased property along the Susquehanna River and opened an establishment called the "Brass Rail Bar." After Mac's passing in 1971, Ada changed the name to "Ada's Country Bar." Despite being legally blind, Ada continued to run the bar for over 50 years, enjoying the conversation of locals and travelers alike. Ada was truly a one-of-a-kind, larger-than-life woman who, despite owning a bar, did not drink alcohol and did not permit cursing. To this day, those who had the honor of meeting her still tell tales of a kind and wise woman who was one of the best spoons players around. In 2007 Ada passed away at the age of 96 and willed her property to Sherri and David Price. The Prices completed a full renovation of the building, adding on an addition which nearly doubled the size of the bar and gave it the new name of "Old Trail Tavern." Today, we honor our establishment's rich history by featuring a scratch kitchen and hand-crafted cocktails. We hope you enjoy your time with us and come back real soon!


Meet The


After nearly 20 years working, managing, and consulting in the restaurant industry, Devon Lawrence purchased Ada's (Old Trail Tavern) from Sherri and David Price in the summer of 2020. Originally from Lebanon, PA. Devon now calls Liverpool home and can most often be found working with our chefs in the Kitchen. His vision for Old Trail Tavern is simple: Offer great food and drinks at the best prices possible in an unassuming atmosphere; all while paying our team members a true "living wage" and treating them with mutual respect. When Devon is not at the Tavern, he enjoys spending his time fishing for catfish on the river, camping, or relaxing at the beach. He is also an avid muscle car enthusiast and enjoys taking his 1968 Chevrolet Camaro to car shows and the drag strip. 



Old Trail Tavern was born out of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our beloved Tavern officially reopened August 26, 2020 with tremendous support from our local community after being closed down for a number of years. Since reopening, we have reinvented ourselves numerous times as we seek to provide an establishment which reflects the demands of our local food scene and our loyal guests. After carefully evaluating feedback, we adjusted our direction and relaunched as "Old Trail Tavern + Steak" in Summer 2022 with a commitment to sourcing as many fresh, local ingredients as possible; including Angus steaks!

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