Relaxing at Stick and Rudder Public House

Harvest Hosts is an incredibly unique RV membership program. Through this program, members are granted access to 4991+ host locations across North America for overnight accommodations with no camping fees. To support each of these businesses, members typically make a small purchase of wine or produce or whatever it is that the business is selling or offering. Locations include establishments such as farms, wineries, breweries, museums, restaurants, attractions, and more. Stick and Rudder Public House is just one example of our amazing hosts. Located in downtown Fair Haven, New York, this pub serves craft beer and awesome food in a historic, downtown building.

Continue on to learn all about

  • The history of Stick and Rudder Public House
  • The Business Today
  • When they joined Harvest Hosts.

The History

Stick and Rudder Public House was established in the memorable year that was 2020. The Pub is located in a historic building in the quaint bayside community of Fair Haven, NY.  The name “Stick and Rudder” comes from the aviation term referring to the basic flying skills of a pilot.  The name itself has both an aviation and nautical context. The pub interior reflects that theme with original nautical paintings, aviation pictures, and a veteran’s memorial wall.  The owner is a former Marine aviator and lifelong sailor, hence the origin of the name.  

The Business Today

Just about a year after opening, Stick and Rudder Public House continues to serve great craft beers, original cocktails, and light fare in a comfortable setting in downtown Fair Haven, New York. Despite opening in 2020, the business has thrived and welcomed guests from all over. Many enjoy gathering here with friends to share sea stories and memories over fantastic drinks. Fair Haven itself is a quaint waterfront community on Little Sodus Bay off of Lake Ontario that comes alive in the summer. They are open from Friday through Sunday in April and May with extended summer hours which include Thursdays. 

In addition to offering craft beer (available in a draft, growler, or canned and bottled beer), cocktails, wine, seltzers, and food, they also sell t-shirts and feature occasional live music. Their beer menu features beer options such as Pilsners, Kolsches, Lagers, ales, sours, ciders, porters, and IPAs, while their food menu offers bread, charcuterie, appetizers, scones, sandwiches, dips, sliders, soup, and more. In the future, they plan to open an outdoor bocce court.

Joining Harvest Hosts

Like many of our awesome hosts, Stick and Rudder Public House joined the Harvest Hosts program in summer of 2021. The cozy setting allows guests to park on Fair Haven’s Main Street within walking distance of several quaint shops and Little Sodus Bay, off of Lake Ontario. There is also a state park and a nature park within minutes with beach access and hiking trails. Currently, they offer two pet-friendly spaces for RVs under thirty-five feet in length.

Stick and Rudder Public House is a wonderful and unique addition to our New York Hosts. They truly display the excellence of the Harvest Hosts experience in all that they do. Be sure to stop by on your next trip through upstate New York!


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