The building that is now The Sheridan Livery Inn and Restaurant originally opened in 1887 as John Sheridan’s stable and carriage service. John was an Irish immigrant who became a prominent and respected Lexington businessman, and the Sheridan name remains in several businesses and buildings around town in his honor. With the rise of the automobile in the early 1900s, demand for Sheridan’s stable and carriage service declined and he eventually sold the building. In the following years, the Sheridan building became Rockbridge Steam Laundry, and then later the Old Main Street Indoor Mall.
In 1994, the building once again changed owners and functions when Ugo and Gina Benincasa purchased the property. In 1997, after extensive restoration and renovations, the Benincasas opened the Sheridan Livery Inn and Restaurant. Ten years later, in April 2007, The Sheridan Livery became a family business when Ugo and Gina’s son and daughter-in-law, Francesco and Meredith, became partners in the business. In 2017, looking to retire, Ugo and his partners hired Up to Par Management and its hospitality branch, Taylor Hospitality, to handle the day-to-day operations.
We invite you to join us for lunch or dinner, and to stay with us in your next visit to historic Lexington, Virginia. We’d love to welcome you soon