BEDFORD – The Bedford Village Inn is back open for business.

The total $2.2 million renovation and expansion of its main kitchen and redecoration of its quintessential New England Tavern that left them closed during a few months in the summer, is now complete.

The kitchen was expanded to twice its original size to increase efficiency and safety of their employees. Brand new state-of-the-art equipment, including a pizza oven, combination oven, Viking stove and refrigeration system, pairs perfectly with a new design to accommodate its increased level of business since the addition of 50 new guest rooms being built in 2016 at the Grand at the Bedford Village Inn.

Tina Verville, executive chef of the Bedford Village Inn, said she is happy and thankful for all the updates.

“The changes were a dream come true. We are all besides ourselves at times, trying to remember the way it was. We made it happen for so long – and I applaud the crew we have for enduring this changeover during July,” Verville said.

The project also included major structural changes to enhance accessibility and safety for both their employees and their patrons. Some updates include a new air handling system, A/C and heating system, sprinkler system and a safer, more accessible public entrance featuring an accessible ramp and restroom.

The exterior was designed to blend in with the existing colonial architecture of the building. The adjacent Tavern now occupies a brand-new addition that includes a soaring vaulted ceiling, plenty of windows to bring in the natural light and a grand fireplace.

The Tavern still boasts the warm and comfortable colors that have garnered many favorable comments from the clientele over the years. The original bar in the Tavern, dating back 30 years, was removed during construction and reinstalled after a full overhaul.

Jack and Andrea Carnevale, owners of the inn, said, “Our culinary team is thrilled with the new design and delighted with the efficiencies of all the new equipment. Our guests that have begun to experience the newly renovated Tavern are thrilled with the new space, especially the fireplace.”

Cobb Hill Construction from Bow was the construction manager of the project, and TMS Architects provided architectural services.

The Bedford Village Inn restaurant is located at 2 Olde Bedford Way.

For more information, visit www.bedfordvillageinn.com or call 472-2001.