Salmon on polenta topped with bacon

About the Restaurant

The Henry Clay Inn® is part of the fabric of the community. For over a century, people came from near and far for our lodging, food and events. The COVID-19 Pandemic caused travel to halt in every corner of the world. Everything around us changed in an instant. That is when our team came together to reopen our restaurant for dinner. We began with curbside pick-up service. As the warm weather began, we opened up our socially-distanced porch for outdoor dining. Our menu includes appetizers, entrées, desserts, beer, wine, and spirits. Every menu item is made with the most important ingredient of all – love.

Henry Clay Inn and Restaurant Front Exterior

Our Team

Our team is composed of Moms and Dads, Sons and Daughters, everyday people from our community. We are very proud to call Ashland our home. Brought to you by your neighbors, we are truly Ashland’s Own™.

While things continue to change by the day, one thing is certain, our restaurant would not succeed without the love and support of all our extended family here in Ashland. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Map of Henry Clay Inn & Restaurant

Driving Directions From Richmond

  • Take I-95 N
  • Take exit 92B to merge onto VA-54 W/E Patrick Henry Rd toward Ashland
  • Continue to follow VA-54 W
  • Turn right onto Henry St
  • Turn left at the 1st cross street onto College Ave
  • Turn left onto N Railroad Ave
  • The Henry Clay Inn & Restaurant will be on the right

Train Tracks near Richmond VIrginia

Smiling Woman Cleaning with Gloves On

COVID-19 Policy

Keeping our guests and members of our team safe is our top priority.

We stringently clean and sanitize all surfaces, tables, chairs, bathrooms and common areas.

We take extra special care to follow all COVID-19 guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health authorities.

It is our policy to require guests to wear masks when not eating or drinking. In addition, we ask you to maintain a safe social-distance of six feet or more from anyone not in your party.


The Restaurant at the Henry Clay Inn warmly welcomes all customers and works to ensure everyone who wishes to visit can do so regardless of their physical abilities. For special needs, please call us directly at 804-798-3100.

Among the ways we comply with ADA: Guests with legitimate service animals as defined in the ADA are welcome at restaurant.

Service Dog