Pursell Farms & Orvis

I brought a friend out to Pursell Farms outside Sylacauga, Alabama this month; I’ve only ever been once before, and it’s absolutely gorgeous there. Leslie and I just found it by accident the first time and drove the grounds, enjoyig the scenery and especially seeing the longhorns

Pursell Farms Longhorns, Sylacauga AL

They have a special Orvis store there in its own building, and an Orvis shooting grounds plus fly fishing courses.

This time, my friend and I stopped for lunch at Old Tom’s Pub there, with a view of the golf course

Pursell Farms, Sylacauga AL

Old Tom's Pub, Pursell Farms, Sylacauga AL

Old Tom's Pub, Pursell Farms, Sylacauga AL

This happens to be Jim Nabors’ 1903 Brunswick pool table (he was from Sylacauga, and friends with the Pursell family) – more abou that, and the object below, in this article.

Pursell Farms, Sylacauga AL

Pursell Farms, Sylacauga AL

The other sit-down restaurant is Arrington, which at the moment only seems open for supper on Friday and Saturday, with reservations on OpenTable.

The resort also features other activities, like axe throwing, archery, a UTV experience (I’m putting together a group this summer for that)…

There’s a 40-room Inn down this hallway, plus detached cabins and cottages, an 8-bedroom lodge, and the Orvis farmhouse.

Pursell Farms, Sylacauga AL

They do a good number of corporate meetings and weddings here too; I’ll do another update once we go back for the UTV trip!