About the Owners
We just love good food!
Father-daughter duo, Steve and Jillian are true North Country locals with a passion for locally-sourced food and craft beer. Both take enormous pride in their community and are committed to providing Littleton with a unique dining experience using fresh local ingredients and maintaining the highest quality food and guest service standards.
Steve, being in the business for the past 40 years started his career as a young dishwasher. Jillian actually grew up living and breathing the industry. As a toddler, she could be seen strapped to her Mother or Father's back while they worked in the kitchen or dining room of the Ammonoosuc Inn, which they owned and operated for 10 years in Lisbon, NH. Since those early years, Jillian went on to graduate with a business degree from Plymouth State University and has been working in resort hospitality, events management and restaurants for the past 15 years. Steve continued his career in the service industry and became the Director of Food & Beverage at Loon Mountain where he has been for the past 20 years.
Steve and Jillian are excited to bring their personal stamp on food and drink to the North Country. Both live and are raising families in Littleton and are extremely grateful for the support the community has shown them.
Please come join us and experience everything The Freehouse has to offer!
Before the Freehouse
A local landmark for half a century
The current space of the Littleton Freehouse was originally home to Downing's Garage. In the early 1900's, Henry Ford came up on a train and stopped in Littleton, NH. He thought it would be a great location for a Ford Dealership and decided to sell Herbert Downing his Ford Franchise for the town. The building existed as a Ford garage until the mid 70's when Northeast Glass moved in. In 2006, owner of Littleton Bike & Fitness, Dave, purchased the building and moved his shop in. He has recently moved to the lower part of the building opening up the main level for us to turn the space into The Littleton Freehouse Taproom & Eatery!