Introducing the Raps HOPS Foundation

We are so pleased to announce the formation of the Rapscallion HOPS Foundation. Spearheaded by Spencer and Sturbridge mug members, HOPS — which stands for Helping Others through Philanthropic Support — provides financial support to mug members in need and community-centric charitable organizations.

Mug Members and Rapscallion work together to host charitable events that raise funds for these important initiatives. Working as a team, we are able to provide funds to mug members and the community at large when the need arises.

Reach out to with any questions or inquiries. All correspondence is completely confidential.

Mug Members Take First Place in Spencer’s Parade of Lights!

Float Participation + Charitable Initiatives = Huge Success!

We are so thrilled to announce that Rapscallion’s mug members won first place in the float portion of the 2023 Spencer Parade of Lights! This year was Rapscallion’s third year participating in this event.

The Spencer Parade of Lights is a very special annual event where vehicles from Spencer, MA and surrounding communities come together to put on a spectacular light show during a two mile car crawl parade through town. The event attracts well over 100 entrants broken into four categories: Fire Truck, Float, ATV, and Jeep. Prior to the parade itself, which ends at Rapscallion’s Spencer Brewery & Taproom, the entrants are judged and prizes awarded.


In the first year, mug member Chris Lindquist generously offered his mini truck for some Christmas wrapping! We designed the wrap and had it done locally, after which our incredible mug members got to work decorating it. The mini Christmas rig looked incredible, and mug members and staff enjoyed walking in the parade and all of the amazing warm wishes and fun exchanges with the incredible amount of people camped along the route!

2021 Parade of Lights Rapscallion entry


Last year, mug members caught the competitive bug and decided to really step up their game! Deciding on a Christmas Vacation-themed float, they held numerous planning meetings and building sessions at the brewery and eventually built what would become the Parade of Lights 2nd place float! Read about last year here.

Rapscallion mug members took 2nd place in the 2022 Parade of Lights with their Christmas Vacation float


This year, our fun-loving mug members were adamant that they were going to win. And they also wanted to do a little bit more. Spearheaded by mug member Michelle LaRiviere, mug members decided they wanted to start a charitable arm of their membership, which is when Giving Trees came up. But first they had to decide on a theme, which “had to be iconic, something that people really connect with,” according to Michelle — and that let them to a Charlie Brown Christmas.

For several weeks before, mug members came together on a regular basis to design and build the float. The number of mug members who contributed significantly to the project are too numerous to list here, but suffice it to say we have the BEST mug members and they know who they are!

They built Snoopy’s doghouse complete with working propellor, Lucy’s full size psychiatrist booth, Pig Pen’s bass cello, and a giant Charlie Brown Christmas tree. They also decided on who would be playing which part, and who would be walking the parade.

At the same time, the team designed and sold Raps bracelets at the Spencer Brewery and Sturbridge Pub in an effort to raise money to help with costs and raise funds for a local charity. Also, mug members Tom and Karlene Lowkes stepped up and connected the Rapscallion team with Toys for Children Spencer, organized by ERA Key Realty. Toys for Children fulfills Christmas wish lists for Spencer children and teens who would otherwise not receive Christmas gifts, and in one short week, Rapscallion collected over 100 gifts for 15 children, completing their wish lists, much of which was clothing and other basic necessities. But of course mug members went the extra mile with their generosity and there should be some big smiles Christmas morning!

Finally, the float was done and mug members brought it to the parade where they were rewarded with a first place win! After all category awards were announced, the parade started and it was an incredible turnout on a beautiful 50 degree night!

There was an after-party at the Brewery where mug members hung their first prize plaque in the middle of the brewery. Mug members, staff, and guests alike enjoyed the evening and take great pride in our wonderful win.

Mug members have decided that their fundraising money will be split equally between the local food pantry and Toys for Children Spencer. And yes, they are already planning for next year! See all the photos below. Thank you so much to our wonderful mug members who continue to amaze us with their generosity and community focus each and every day.

Mug Member Food Drive a Huge Success!

We always say we have the best mug members, and we can prove it!

Mug members from Sturbridge and Spencer hosted a food drive at Rapscallion Brewery and Rapscallion Pub. They decorated boxes and partnered with Raps to create signage and promote the drive. Boxes were placed at both locations and we all worked to spread the word.

The food drive only lasted for 10 days, from 11/15-11/25. In that time this is what we collected:

Above ^^ is the haul from Spencer.

And that ^^ is the haul from Sturbridge!

Sturbridge items were donated to Wales Community Food Pantry serving the tri-community area of Wales, Holland, and Brimfield. Spencer items were donated to Mary Queen of the Rosary Church Food Pantry serving Spencer and the surrounding area as needed.

Thank you to our mug members for organizing and to our patrons for donating!


Starting Tuesday, October 3, Sturbridge Pub is pleased to offer our new fall menu! Chef Oné has added some delicious offerings that will be sure to pique your interest. NEW this fall we are offering daily specials that are kind to your piggy bank — e.g. on Mondays, kids eat FREE and on Wednesday all handhelds are $10! Check it out below and remember that we also offer online ordering for pickup on those busy nights when you don’t feel like cooking. See you soon!

ACTON: New Hours, New Menus!

We are so excited to be opening back up for lunch starting June 30, with a new menu coming out on July 3. We have brought back some of your favorites, have improved on some items you have requested, and have some brand new items from the ever-amazing Chef Victor, who is an amazing addition to our team (dare we say he’s the macaroni to our cheese?!)

New Hours:
Monday-Saturday: Noon-10pm
Sunday: Noon-8pm

New Menus:

Big News in Acton: Head Chef Victor Gonzalez

We are beyond excited to announce that Chef Victor Gonzalez is Acton Table & Tap’s new Head Chef. Chef Victor brings over 25 years of culinary experience to the Rapscallion team. Coming to the United States when he was 15 years old and settling in Acton, Chef began working at Papa Razzi when he was 18 years old. He began as a cook and moved his way up in the ranks to head chef just four years later due to his incredible talent and drive, and he stayed with them for over 20 years.

Chef Victor joined Rapscallion after Papa Razzi’s closing last month, and we could not be more thrilled. His talent and drive are only surpassed by his ability to conceptualize and prepare flavorful, fresh dishes from scratch that delight diners.

We wanted to also take this time to thank you for your patience over the past year. The Acton back of house has gone through a tremendous amount of transition, and we acknowledge that sometimes over the past year we have missed the mark. For those who have been with us for a long time: thank you, and we can’t wait for you to see that the food and service you came to love at Rapscallion is back. For those who only tried us once or twice, we invite you to come back, and promise you will not be disappointed!

Over the past year, our focused goal has been to bring a strong, talented Head Chef to the team that provides consistent, delicious food and superior service, and Chef Victor does all that and more. Visit us and see for yourself!

Cheers, Pete & Ced

Mother’s Day Happenings



What better way to tell Mom you love her than with dinner out at our charming 1700s farmhouse? Raps Acton Table & Tap will be running a very special Prix Fixe menu for $80/pp which includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert. Not feeling it? We will still have our full menu on Mother’s Day and you can order a la carte off that like any other day. Whichever you choose, we will make your experience truly special.

Mother’s Day Prix Fixe Menu 


Caprese Salad
Heirloom tomato with fresh mozzarella and basil, balsamic glaze, olive oil garnished with Malden sea salt

Rhode Island Calamari
Breaded rings and tentacles, banana peppers, deep fried and tossed with house made garlic butter, garnished with parsley


Chicken Parmesan
Thin cut lightly breaded chicken cutlet, deep fried and topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese with fusilli pasta, garnished with micro basil

Portobello Mushroom Burger
Portobello mushrooms soaked in balsamic vinegar, seasoned and grilled stuffed with house-made fire roasted red peppers, topped with sharp provolone cheese, balsamic glaze, olive oil, Malden sea salt, garnished with rainbow micro greens and served with French fries

Flat Iron Sirloin Marsala
10 oz flat iron sirloin with fingerling potatoes, broccolini, topped with a wild mushroom blend and marsala wine sauce


Choose chocolate dipped or traditional cannoli shell filled with house made mascarpone/ricotta filling with hints of Prova vanilla and mini chocolate chip morsels garnished with powdered sugar – a Chef JP specialty!

Chocolate Mousse
Claude’s famous chocolate mousse topped with dairy free whipped topping and mixed berries, garnished with mint leaf and powdered sugar


We are a little more casual in Sturbridge, and that is just what some moms want! We will have our full menu along with drink specials and the following food specials:

Pepperoni, salami, provolone cheese, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoncinis

Chicken Alfredo
Classic comfort food served with homemade garlic bread

Pasta and Meatballs
Served with marinara and garlic bread; can also be done as a sandwich

Cinco de Mayo in Sturbridge and Acton

It all goes down Friday, May 5, 2023

While our Sturbridge Pub has a mix of food options, it does has a decidedly Mexican flare owing to the fact that our Head Chef Onesimo Sanchez hails from the the beautiful country of Mexico. His delicious recipes and fresh cooking style are heavily influenced by his Mexican roots. So of course we are doing a little extra to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Sturbridge in honor of our head chef and good friend Onesimo. And since we are one big family, Chef JP in Acton decided to put on his sombrero and also cook up some specials in honor of Onesimo!

Cinco de Mayo in Sturbridge

Food Specials

Mexican Salad
Iceberg lettuce, onion, tomato, cilantro, el pastor marinated chicken, served with a lime wedge

Tacos el Pastor
Two soft tortillas with pork, onion, cilantro, house-made salsa

Pita Special
Pita with pork carnita, house-made pico de gallo, lettuce, and chipotle sauce

Chef’s Bread Pudding
A Latin take on a traditional recipe

Drink Specials

Mezcal/Passionfruit Margarita


Raps Michelada

Spicy Margarita 

Live Music

Carlos Odria Trio, May 5 from 6-9pm -— see the event listing here

Cinco de Mayo Specials in Acton


Street Corn
Corn rolled in butter, fire roasted, topped with paprika, cojita cheese, cilantro

Beef or Chicken Tinga Empanadas
Braised chicken thighs with potato and Mexican spices, or braised beef with potato, cheese, and Mexican spices


Mexican Rice Bowl
Cilantro lime rice, fire roasted corn, black beans, red pepper, tomato, onion, shredded lettuce, avocado, sour cream, salsa roja, cojita cheese
Add grilled chicken or salmon


Fried dough tossed in cinnamon sugar, topped with caramel sauce

New Hours, New Food, All Locations!

Hi, friends! We have updated our hours for the summer at all locations.

Acton is fully open with a brand new kitchen and menu, and Sturbridge is also sporting a brand new spring menu!

In Spencer, we have some exciting news: Savage Wraps Food Truck is on site every Wednesday and Friday until 6pm! Their food is absolutely amazing and goes perfectly with our hand-brewed beer.

Acton, Spencer, and Sturbridge Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 4-10pm
Friday and Saturday: 12-10pm
Sunday: 12-8pm

Spring 2023 Menus!

Spring is in the air (finally!) — robins in the yard, daffodils in the lawn, and NEW MENUS at our restaurants! These new menus drop this weekend (3/31/23) and we can’t wait to hear how you like our new offerings. Acton has a completely renovated kitchen (and an ah-maazzzzing new head chef!), and Sturbridge has expanded our capabilities with a new oven and additional staffing. Stop by and taste for yourself! We can’t wait to serve you.

Acton Table & Tap