Our Story

strip-picTrooper Thorn’s opened its door in January of 2003. Our vision was to create a pub similar to one you would find in Ireland, with great food, a fine beer selection and a friendly atmosphere.

Trooper Thorn’s is an authentic family owned Irish Pub – the furnishings inside the pub are true to pubs found in Ireland and Scotland. As you can see from our company logo both flags are displayed in the shamrock to showcase that we are both Irish and Scottish.

If you look at some of the memorabilia around the inside of the pub you will see both Irish and Scottish treasures. Along with our cozy pub we also offer outside seating on our deck, surrounded by trees and a view of Neversink Mountain – and for those who would like a quieter setting we offer two dining room’s upstairs – The Sinatra Room and our Scottish Room.

The name Trooper Thorn’s was taken from the movie The Quiet Man – John Wayne plays the role of a retired American boxer, Sean Thornton, who travels back to his birth place in Ireland after killing a man in the ring. Trooper Thorn was his boxing name and is only mentioned twice during the entire movie. We show this movie every year during our Irish Week celebration leading up to St. Patrick’s Day.

We are proud to serve homemade food with a portion of our menu dedicated to true Irish/Scottish dishes. These dishes are from recipes that we brought over when we moved to The United States…You can’t get more authentic than that. From our appetizers to our entrees our food is always prepared fresh.

With 22 draughts inside and 20 draughts outside you will have no trouble finding a beer that fits your taste buds. We have a great selection of import and craft beers along with a couple of domestic must haves. If you can’t find what you like on draught then our selection of bottled beers offers you unbounded choices. Our “Wall O’ Whiskey” boasts 27 different varieties of both Irish and Scotch whiskeys, some common, such as Jameson or Tully, to less common, such as Oban or Craggonmore.

Our list of loyal customers can only confirm we must be doing something right – with Three Generations of family at the helm along with our awesome, loyal staff (who we also consider family) we work to make new faces become familiar faces – you may walk in as a customer but our goal is for you to leave as a friend.