117 Warren St Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Lot 12 Public House is a cozy restaurant located in the heart of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The restaurant is known for its farm-to-table cuisine, using locally sourced ingredients to create dishes that are both delicious and sustainable.
The menu at Lot 12 Public House changes frequently to reflect the freshest ingredients available. Dishes may include artisanal cheese plates, locally raised meats, and creative vegetarian options. The restaurant also has an extensive wine list featuring bottles from around the world.
The restaurant itself is housed in a beautifully restored 1902 building with original brick walls, hardwood floors, and a cozy fireplace. There is plenty of seating available, including a charming outdoor patio that is open in the warmer months.
Lot 12 Public House is committed to sustainability and community involvement. They partner with local farms and producers to source their ingredients, and they donate a portion of their proceeds to local charities and organizations.
Overall, Lot 12 Public House is a must-visit for foodies in Berkeley Springs. With its creative farm-to-table cuisine, excellent wine list, and charming ambiance, it’s no wonder that the restaurant has become a local favorite.
Reservations: Highly Encouraged for Saturday and holiday weekends.
About Damian & Betsy
Damian Heath grew up in Berkeley Springs, the son of award-winning artists Jonathan and Jan Heath. His love of food began at an early age, steeped in a flavorful melange of large Italian family dinners with lots of laughter and more food than they could ever eat, much of it gathered from their garden and pantry shelves.
His career began not at a culinary institute, but at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where he studied philosophy and art history.
After two years of undergraduate studies, he went to the renowned Baltimore International Culinary College. While in culinary school, he trained in Europe under Executive Chef Peter Timmins.
When he returned from Europe, he worked at the Yellow Brick Bank Restaurant in Shepherdstown, WV as sous chef when he met his future wife, Betsy. Betsy also grew up in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, in Berkeley County. She was attending Shepherd College, pursuing a BA in Fine Arts, when she and Damian met.
Upon leaving Shepherdstown, they moved to Charleston, South Carolina. Damian worked in several upscale restaurants further developing a love of southern cuisine and local fare. Betsy worked closely with the opening of an upscale restaurant in Mount Pleasant and they both were employed by caterers in the downtown Battery area.
The two were approached to open and manage an upscale bistro on the Outer Banks in North Carolina and in December 1997 they moved to Buxton, NC. In April 1998, the bistro opened with rave revues. Damian’s menu was revolutionary for the area, business was wonderful and they had a great first season.
But Damian’s vision for his ideal restaurant remained in his hometown of Berkeley Springs, knowing that it would be a great environment for a small, upscale and eclectic restaurant.
In January of 1998, an old house on Warren Street in Berkeley Springs (where Lot 12 is now) went up for sale. The Heaths had been discussing their future and knew that Berkeley Springs was their destiny. Once they saw how perfect the house was, it was settled.
In November of 1998, when their obligation to the bistro was fulfilled, they moved back to Berkeley Springs and after getting married in November of 1998, dove head first into the business and haven’t looked back!
Lot 12 Public House opened for business on August 12, 1999.