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This tudor mansion is a trendy Lakeland restaurant

Posted at 10:57 AM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 10:57:34-04

LAKELAND, Fla.—Located in the historic Dixieland Neighborhood in Lakeland, Cob & Pen serves up locally-sourced food, a rotating beer tap and craft cocktails.

The restaurant is housed in a tudor-style mansion that was built in 1938. The mansion was once the home of Tampa Bay legend, Gene Holloway, who was known for his eclectic lifestyle—he owned tigers, wrestled bears, faked his death, ran for president and much more. Guests can eat in the main dining area or grab a drink and head to one of the back parlors. There is also plenty of seating space outside to maintain social distancing.

Cob & Pen's main menu can be found here. Brunch is also offered on Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant is currently working on rolling out a new menu this week, including the return of some fan-favorites like their risotto (which will now be a cream-corn risotto), some new appetizers like Green Curry Muscles and Mary Nuggets (calamari nuggets) and some dessert options like a s'mores dish.

Cob & Pen is located at 1221 S. Florida Ave in Lakeland. To learn more about this restaurant, click here.