In the late seventeenth century, Swett-Ilsley house served the town as Swett’s Tavern, one of three watering holes in Newbury. The huge fireplace and massive beams makes a perfect backdrop for an evening of historic fun. Join your friends around a rough tavern table and enjoy traditional local brews from Ipswich Ale Brewery and a hearty tavern dinner while listening to true tales of sword fights, scandalous romance, and bloody brawls, all from Newbury’s storied past. Must be over 21. $35 Historic New England members, $60 nonmembers.