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About Us

Stoneforge Tavern & Publick House, built in 1998 by William and Patricia Roland in Raynham, Massachusetts, is named in part for the first working iron forge in America which was located in Raynham.  The Raynham location was built with a single purpose in mind; a guest can come to the same location three different times and get three different dining experiences in the Tavern, Publick House, or Ballroom. The Tavern was built to replicate the taverns of old and the warm hospitality that they exuded.  The cuisine is based on mainstream New England fare with world influences.  The decor boasts vaulted beamed ceilings with wagon wheel chandeliers and distressed wood paneling.  The mahogany bar is over eighty feet long with a fifteen-foot back bar displaying some of the finest liquor selections on the south shore of Boston.  The Tavern’s seasonal courtyard patio and bar provide an active dining and nightlife scene, weather permitting. The Publick House is “smart casual” featuring signature beef, seafood, and saute dishes with an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail menu.  The Publick House has entertainment every Friday evening from Labor Day to Memorial Day for dining pleasure and experience. The Stoneforge Ballroom accommodates weddings, corporate events, social events such as Bar/Batz Mitzvah, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, or engagement and retirement parties, plus holiday parties, graduations, class reunions or bereavements.  The seating capacity is up to 200 and the room can be divided for more intimate gatherings.

Stoneforge built and opened the Stoneforge Grill in Easton, Massachusetts in February of 2006.  The Grill offers classic New England cuisine prepared with sophisticated global influences.  The atmosphere is vibrant and lively, with light oak paneling and high wood ceilings anchored by a massive “S” shaped bar that overlooks our seasonal patio.  The Grill bar area seats 60 guests comfortably and our accordion windows make the patio part of the atmosphere.  The Stoneforge Grill dining room offers many six and four-person booths to accommodate business or family meetings and get-togethers plus we offer a private “Stonehill” room that seats 30. So whatever type of dining or cocktail experience you are looking for, Stoneforge can accommodate your desires!

outside patio at the tavern and publick house
Outside view of stoneforge grill

The Stoneforge Team

Our Entire Team looks forward to welcoming you to the Stoneforge Tavern, Stoneforge Publick House, Stoneforge Ballroom, or the Stoneforge Grill.  We thought you might want to meet some of the people you will see there!

Bill Roland – President, CEO

Bill, along with his wife Patti, built and opened the Stoneforge Tavern & Publick house in 1998.  Prior to this venture, Bill and his wife owned Genesis Business Systems, a health care software company for the post-acute industry.  GBSI was the number two provider of software to post-acute facilities in the country.  In 1996, they sold the software company and built Stoneforge.  In 2006, they expanded the brand by building the Stoneforge Grill in Easton, Massachusetts.  Genesis Creative Properties is the operations division of the Stoneforge restaurants.  GCP manages the financials, human resources, menu analysis, marketing, and advertising for the Stoneforge Restaurants.

Patti Roland – Vice President

Patti, along with her husband Bill, co-owns and operates Stoneforge Tavern & Publick House in Raynham, Ma, Stoneforge Grill – Easton, Inc. in So. Easton, Ma and Genesis Creative Properties, Inc. (GCP) located in So. Easton, MA. Patti is also the Function Director for Stoneforge Tavern & Publick House, overseeing all banquets held at that location.

Fabricio Campos- Executive Chef

Born and raised in Minas, Brazil, Fabricio’s passion for cooking started with his grandmother’s kitchen and family-run bakery.  When he came to the United States, his goal was to be a pastry chef. However, he found a food preparation job in Foxboro, MA. While working in this position, he perfected his culinary skills, advancing from food preparation to Chef.

In 2008, Fabricio joined the Stoneforge team and holds the position of Executive Chef. He heads the culinary department at both the Raynham and South Easton locations. He oversees the development of the new recipes and the quality control for each menu item.

Much like his Brazilian culture, Fabricio puts his heart in soul into each item he creates. He is constantly looking for ways to improve dishes, where he can add his creative flair and expertise. Stoneforge is Fabricio’s kitchen, where he takes pride through all of the steps with executing and presenting the final product to the guest, whether it be an exquisite entrée or a specialty dessert.

Cindy McGovern – Director of Dining Services

Cindy McGovern has been with Stoneforge Restaurants since it’s inception. Cindy is the Director of Dining Services and she is responsible for the front of the house operations at both our Raynham and So. Easton locations. She oversees the hiring and training and is responsible for special events. Customer service and assuring that all customer needs are met are her number one priority.

Marc Olivadesa – General Manager
of Stoneforge Tavern & Publick House

Marc Olivadesa has been with Stoneforge Restaurants since 1991. Marc oversees the day to day operations of the Stoneforge Tavern & Publick House in Raynham. The comfort of his patrons and their enjoyable dining experience is his number one priority.