Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Bantam
(Litchfield)

Arts

Bantam Cinema

The charming Bantam Cinema brings us the best foreign films along with Hollywood movies. Situated in an old barn, it’s small and cozy, and parking can be a challenge, but we love it and couldn’t live without it!

Bantam Cinema
115 Bantam Lake Rd
860-567-0006

Ceramics

Bantam Tile Works

Tiles are handcrafted in their studio and include over 100 custom colors along with a collection of handmade ceramic tableware.

Bantam Tile Works
816 Bantam Rd
860-361-9306

Dumais Made

Dumais Made offers a complete line of handmade ceramics. Their pieces combine simplicity and love for the beautiful imperfections of the process. Lighting, trays, and other fine items.

Dumais Made
931 Bantam Rd studio 4-6
212-620-7720

Custom Woodworking

Brown Millworks

Brown Millworks specializes in fine custom cabinetry, furniture, and millwork. They work with architects, builders, and designers to deliver beautiful millwork.

Brown Millworks
45 Bantam Lake Rd
860-567-7007

Design

Bantam Tile Works

Tiles are handcrafted in their studio and include over 100 custom colors along with a collection of handmade ceramic tableware.

Bantam Tile Works
816 Bantam Rd
860-361-9306

Brown Millworks

Brown Millworks specializes in fine custom cabinetry, furniture, and millwork. They work with architects, builders, and designers to deliver beautiful millwork.

Brown Millworks
45 Bantam Lake Rd
860-567-7007

Dumais Made

Dumais Made offers a complete line of handmade ceramics. Their pieces combine simplicity and love for the beautiful imperfections of the process. Lighting, trays, and other fine items.

Dumais Made
931 Bantam Rd studio 4-6
212-620-7720

Guy Wolff Pottery

Guy Wolff offers traditional craftsmanship and focuses on the architectural integrity of the pot and knowledge of the materials being used.

Guy Wolff Pottery
1249 Bantam Rd
860-567-5577

Metal Craft LLC

Metal Craft specializes in custom wood and metal architectural products, from doors, detail, and railings to custom hardware. They provide hand-crafted and machine-precision products.

Metal Craft LLC
607 Bantam Rd
860-361-6767

Twenty 2 Wallpaper

Designs custom wallpaper, focusing on color and texture. Inspired by small things they pride themselves on being modernists.

Twenty 2 Wallpaper
45 Bantam Lake Rd
888-222-3036

Fabrics & Wallpapers

Twenty 2 Wallpaper

Designs custom wallpaper, focusing on color and texture. Inspired by small things they pride themselves on being modernists.

Twenty 2 Wallpaper
45 Bantam Lake Rd
888-222-3036

Fitness

Litchfield Hills Aikikai

Laura Pavlik is the owner of this traditional Aikido Dojo, Litchfield Hills Aikikai. She teaches Aikido, a traditional Japanese martial art based on the principle of non-resistance. Aikido practice involves physical conditioning such as strength, stamina, flexibility, coordination, and resilience. As well, it provides mental conditioning such as self-confidence, concentration, alertness, intuitiveness and concern for others. As a non-violent art, Aikido is great for children. No experience necessary. Nurture your mind, body and spirit. There are also Pilates classes for any level.

Litchfield Hills Aikikai
725 Bantam Rd Route 202
860-576-2527 

Food

Arethusa a Mano Bakery & Café

From bagels, cinnamon rolls, a variety of doughnuts, seasonal muffins, brioche rolls, chocolate and almond croissants—a wide selection of baked goods are offered at Arethusa a Mano Bakery & Café, the stylish small town café. All are made on the premises and pastries are baked several times a day, giving diners a fresh, just-baked experience. For lunch there salads, wraps, and paninis.

They offer a selection of drinks including drip coffee, espressos, lattes, cappuccinos, cold brew, and nitro coffee. Speciality drinks such as matcha lattes and affogato. Enjoy your visit in this upscale cafe.

Arethusa a Mano
833 Bantam Rd, Bantam
860-361-6600

Arethusa Farm Dairy Creamery

As soon as you enter Arethusa Farm Dairy Creamery, the cozy, historic, former Bantam firehouse, you are greeted by an array of comforting aromas from homemade waffle cones, gourmet cheeses, all natural milk, creamy yogurts and rich, freshly made ice cream. Arethusa’s farm-fresh products are made from milk produced by award-winning Holstein and Jersey cows. The creamery also offers seasonal products such as heavy cream, eggnog sold in old fashioned bottles, and a beguiling cranberry dark chocolate chunk ice cream and pumpkin swirl ice cream.

Arethusa Creamery
822 Bantam Rd, Bantam 
860-361-6600

Bantam Market

Run by the owners of the highly popular, Northville Market in New Milford, Bantam Market has the same great offerings of top notch gourmet products, home baked goods, organic foods, hot bar of prepared foods, plus a seafood counter, including sushi made fresh daily. They take pride in carrying a wide range of wheat, dairy, and gluten free products. Check their website for weekly specials!

Bantam Market
793 Bantam Road, Bantam
860-567-8647

Bantam Pizza & Restaurant

Around the county there are lots of spots where you can find great old fashioned pizza at reasonable prices, but nothing quite like Bantam Pizza & Restaurant. At this local, homey and comfortable restaurant, one taste of their pizza and you’ll be sure to go back for more. Excellent service, polite staff, and a great central location.

Bantam Pizza
768 Bantam Road, Bantam
860-567-3357

Mockingbird Kitchen & Bar

Mockingbird Kitchen & Bar uses seasonal ingredients to create a menu that is fresh, made from scratch, and full of global inspiration. The menu changes as the seasons do. They strive to use the best of locally sourced produce and seafood.

Mockingbird Kitchen & Bar
810 Bantam Road, Bantam
860-361-6730

Wood’s Pit BBQ

New owners Liz and Tony Biancardi and their crew are serving up your favorite BBQ and Mexican dishes. All their BBQ meats are “dry rubbed” with their own spices and seasonings before being cooked in their special wood fired smoker. Grab dinner or let them help plan your next party.

Wood’s Pit BBQ
123 Bantam Lake Road, Route 209
860-567-9869

Zini’s Restaurant

Mouthwatering cuisine, authentic pasta dishes, homemade breads, salad dressings, sauces, and succulent desserts.

Zini’s Restaurant
938 Bantam Road, Bantam
860-567-1613

Goods

Sportmen’s of Litchfield

Sportsmen’s of Litchfield is one of the best places around for athletic equipment, gear, apparel, and footwear. Longtime family-run business.

Sportmen’s of Litchfield
725 Bantam Road (Route 202) Bantam
860-567-3167

Outdoors

Bantam Lake Circle Bike Ride

This 10-mile bike ride starts off with hills, then becomes easier. Beginning at the entrance to White Memorial on Rte. 202, right onto Bissel Rd., right onto Alain White Rd., right onto East Shore Rd., right onto Rte. 109, right onto Rte. 209, right onto North Shore Rd, right onto Rte. 202.

Speciality

Guy Wolff Pottery

Guy Wolff offers traditional craftsmanship and focuses on the architectural integrity of the pot and knowledge of the materials being used.

Guy Wolff Pottery
1249 Bantam Rd
860-567-5577

Metal Craft LLC

Metal Craft specializes in custom wood and metal architectural products, from doors, detail, and railings to custom hardware. They provide hand-crafted and machine-precision products.

Metal Craft LLC
607 Bantam Rd
860-361-6767

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    Dumais Interior Design
    Westbury Realty