About Brancyn's

Brancyn’s, a casual restaurant and pub, now occupying the former Black Horse Restaurant and previously Howard Johnson, was opened in March of 2018 by The Village Haus of Stoudtburg Village, which opened its doors in October 2011 as a German themed restaurant, while Brancyn’s has a more traditional American flair. After operating The Village Haus for seven years and growing into a 90-seat restaurant and pub, the opportunity to create and open Brancyn’s happened in early 2017, and by March of 2018, Brancyn’s became a reality and was opened.


Our name, as many have asked, was created to honor two very inspiring and influential women in the life of the owner:


Brandy Rae Lorah Cahill (step-daughter) 1976-2016 – hence “Bran” – passed away suddenly at age 40 from bi-lateral pulmonary embolism. After college at Dickinson and after working a few years in Boston, Brandy returned home to Berks County and started working in the corporate offices of the Boscov’s Department Stores. While working at Boscov’s, she then furthered her education by obtaining her Master’s Degree and continued her career with the Boscov’s family.  


Cynthia Ann Achey Sullivan (sister) 1960-2005 – hence “cyn” – passed away at age 44 after a six-year courageous battle with ovarian cancer. While involved in her career with the US Air Force (1981-2001) as a Senior (E-8) Master Sergeant, Cindy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Park University, which aided her in her determination to move up the ranks. Both Brandy and Cindy could be credited with the opening of Brancyn’s because of their continued encouragement over the years to keep reaching and believing in yourself and to follow one’s vision.


Thank you for your patronage and interest in Brancyn’s!

Brandy Rae Lorah Cahill

1976 - 2016

Cynthia Ann Achey Sullivan

1960 - 2005