​​​A Bit About the Pub​​

McCarthy's Pub was built in 1835 as the Belchertown Classical School.  However, the school failed and the building was turned into the Belcher House.  The Belcher House eventually became the Park Lane Inn and extended from where it sits now to where the Belchertown EMT/Ambulance sits today.

The Park Lane Inn was a welcomed stay for weary travelers making their way to parts past Belchertown.  Local lore has it that the building partially burned in a fire in 1928.  After the fire, the remaining portions of the inn were assembled to form a smaller building.  A stained glass window from the inn was saved and is located on the Main street side of the Pub. 

​The current owner, Janice McCarthy, purchased the Pub in 1983.  Over the years, the small town atmosphere of Belchertown has slowly evolved, but one thing remains constant... whether you search for a quench to your thirst, a dinner with family and friends, a short respite during that long motorcycle ride or a simple stop at the end of your tiring day, you are sure to be welcomed with a smile and friendly laughter at the Pub.

​​Irish Blessings

May the road rise to greet you,
​May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your face,
and until we meet again,
May god hold you in the palm of his hand.

May those who love us love us,
and those who don't love us,
May god turn their hearts,
and if he dosen't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping.

​May the lilt of Irish laughter
lighten every load.
May the mist of Irish magic,
shorten every road.
May you taste the sweetest pleasures
that fortune ere bestowed,
and may all your friends remember,
​all the favors you are owed.​  
 

​McCarthy's Pub is proud to be a Springfied Shriners Hospital sponsor 

​We began our Shriners fundraising by joining the Leprechaun Plunge held every year at Brunelle's  Marina    in South Hadley.  Due to the overwhelming support of our Pub customers, the Belchertown Community and friends we've continued to raise money with a number of fundraising events held throughout the year.

​Please keep an eye out for fun festivities to be a part of and ​​thank you for enabling our "Shivering Shamrocks" to better the treatment of children in need of Shriners care