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The Publican House

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CAN$30 and under
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After years of planning and work to restore the historical building that inspired the brewery, The Publican House restaurant and tap house is opening its doors to you! The 170-year old building has been reborn using original elements wherever possible, with a modern twist to create a unique and inviting space.

With a focus on local, Chef Brad Watt brings a new spin to pub food featuring a wood fired pizza oven, an oyster bar and beer pairing options with daily specials.

The bar features all of our Publican House beers, crafted on-site, along with new specialty brews developed monthly and available exclusively at The Publican House. Rounding out the menu will be locally produced craft beer, wine and spirits.

The Publican House; your neighbourhood pub, built on history.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 231 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JulieC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The experience was positive. I had the curry, which had more rice and less veggies than i wpuld have liked, but had a lovely flavour. Our server was fine. She seemed a bit inexperienced, but she was polite and nice. Mark, the hos,t was awesome - very personalbe and he gave us clear instructions on protocol.

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BillW10
Adelaide
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant has everything set up to be Covid-19, stage 3 compliant.
The servers are very conscious of keeping everything sanitized and are very accommodating to customers.
We felt comfortable and plan on returning in the near future.

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CherylM
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an enjoyable lunch on the patio! Helped that we had a table in the shade.

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SamanthaW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fast service, delicious beer. Will return soon!

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SlimDavy
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great location. #patiolife

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SteveR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to be back. The beer and food is always great at the Publican House, and they've adapted well to the covid-19 restrictions. The service may have been physically more distant but it was as friendly as always. The summer salad had fresh peaches in it, sweet and firm, and we all thought it was a winner. The same could be said for the cod tacos I had. They were listed as an appetizer, but with the summer salad they make a perfect meal for warm weather.

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MaryAnneR
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Efficient and friendly hostess reviewed covid19 protocols. Great food and drinks. Good service. Beautiful evening on the patio.

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TracyC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is alway amazing. Great atmosphere on patio. Good vibes!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Amazing lunch! The only downside was that it was a really hot day and there wasn’t quite enough shade cover with umbrellas. Food was delicious and staff were very friendly! I will definitely ask for a more shaded table next time.

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JenniferB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seating under the big tree and enjoyed delicious food. We were comfortable and had a great service.

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DiannaF
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food and service, would highly recommend for a lunch meeting or dinner and drinks with friends. all around an amazing restaurant

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KimberlyR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The protocols and policies in place right now are excellent and the staff are working so hard. 10/10 best experience.

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Kenn
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beautiful patio, caring and attentive wait staff! Overall awesome experience!

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LisaR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.... very safe environment. Pleasant experience.

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ShaneadH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This place is amazing & is our go-to place for a safe, friendly, and consistent patio dining experience. We brought our daughter last time we went, and it was fantastic. They gave her a home made local strawberry popsicle, and she was so happy. Will be back again.

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Very Covid-compliant, friendly greeting, friendly service, great food.. great experience overall!!

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Aring
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. A small menu but everything is very well done.

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Rachel
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always stellar food and service. Fantatsic ales and diverse menu.
We were seated outside and had our own little spot which made for an intimate setting for our date. Definitely a favourite spot of ours. ❤️

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch on the veranda. Lots of shade and a nice breeze on a very hot day. Food was delilcious

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Hailey
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is beautiful,food was amazing and service e was delightful. The only complaint I have is that the patio overlooks a very busy/loud intersection that can be a little distracting.

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NICOLER
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Couldn’t recommend more

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I had a lovely Sunday night dinner at the Publican after a weekend of driving. The food was quick and yummy, the service was kind and attentive and the COVID-19 measures were fair and comfortable. Thank you for a great dining experience.

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RobynC
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience during a covid summer. Great place to patio dine.

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RachelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service and nice patio setup

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ShaunaD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great approach to COVID management, felt safe and respected

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Stephenie
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely meal. The curry was outstanding. Service could be more engaging but only a minor flaw. Would definitely reccomend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Although nobody was waiting before us, it took over 5 minutes to get someone to sign us in and show our seats. The menu was nothing great to choose from, not much of a selection at all.
When we were finally served, it took a long time to just get drinks. The meal was brought out in good time, but we had to ask for salt and pepper three times, and still never got any. The server was pleasant enough, but not sure I would go out of my way to make another visit here.

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ColleenH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio under the tree is an absolutely ideal spot to have lunch on the patio.

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Shan12
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend an I had such a wonderful experience here. Our server was wonderful, helpful, and didn’t rush us at all! The food was super yummy and my wine was great!

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GabiH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Republican House many times. Loving the patio, the friendly & fast service. Food - as always - excellent. After a friendly greeting & explainIng the COVID rules we were sent to our table - high chair was, as ordered, at the table. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

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BRrr
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pub patio in the city. Food is always amazing.

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very organized, clean, felt safe with covid precautions still in place

Excellent food!

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HDB47
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The French dip was disappointing the fries were awesome

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Emil
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Compared to the George St. experience of excessive, repeated motorcycle parades and noise, the ambience , service etcetera where very good as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, fast service
Asked the waiter what he preferred between two items on the menu and he said he would surprise me, the food was amazing, great choice!

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PeterL
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time here and the jury’s in: this place is one of my favourites! The food was delicious, the beer was great, the service was impeccable, and the ambit was perfect. What a great spot!

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DeannaF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Good protocols during the pandemic.

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Maryt
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Felt safe that they were following CoVID protocols. Food and ambience enjoyable. Would definitely teturn

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both my wife and I enjoy The Publican.
We drive up to Peterborough from Bowmanville.
Food is great, refreshments too
Service is top notch!

FAQs

The Publican House offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 874-2619.

The Publican House is rated 4.6 stars by 231 OpenTable diners.

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