Bunnell Hill Construction Completes Golden Lamb’s Black Horse Tavern Renovation

Bunnell Hill Construction Completes Golden Lamb’s Black Horse Tavern Renovation

Bunnell Hill Construction, a division of the Schueler Group, recently completed renovations to the Golden Lamb Hotel & Restaurant’s Black Horse Tavern in Lebanon, OH. This restoration was a unique project for Bunnell Hill Construction, who usually runs projects for new commercial construction, but as always, they were excited to take on a new challenge and grow the scope of their project portfolio. 

The renovation included the addition of a 58-seat outdoor dining veranda and an expansion of their indoor dining area, which increased the Black Horse Tavern capacity for guest seating from 52 to approximately 150. This is the first time the restaurant will offer outdoor dining. The project also included a new tavern entrance and vestibule, plus a refresh to the lower level gift shop. This is the largest investment into the Golden Lamb in the last 50 years, since they opened the tavern in 1964. 

“It was our goal to create a dramatic and welcoming space that tells community stories, captures the inn’s classic charm, and treats decor as both art and artifact,” said General Manager and Operating Partner, Bill Kilimnik.

 “The challenge to us, as the construction company, was to maintain the design, intent of the style and function of the facility,” stated Grace Piller, Bunnell Hill Construction Project Manager. 

“It was an honor to again work with the Portman Family, Bill Kilimnik and his staff at the Golden Lamb to make their vision of this space a reality,” stated Kevin Scott, Bunnell Hill Construction President. 

The Golden Lamb has been a Southwest Ohio landmark since 1803 – when Ohio achieved statehood.  Over the years, thousands upon thousands of patrons have been served in this warm and friendly inn and tavern. The Schueler Group of Companies’ Bunnell Hill Construction, our commercial construction contractors, proved they can do anything with this beautiful renovation that manages to both update the space and still honor the inn’s historic Shaker roots. Lebanon is a growing market for old and new businesses alike, and as the Cincinnati-Dayton area’s most prolific commercial real estate company, we are proud to be not only a part of Lebanon’s new growth, but a part of preserving its history as well.


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