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The Publican House

4.5
37 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Pub
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  • Great Beer
  • Casual
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pub, Canadian
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Friday and Satruday: 11:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(705) 874-5743
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Brad Watt
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
Reid Street municipal parking lot located across the street on Rubidge Street.
What 37 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a great time! Brad always has new creative menu items on special and classics with his special and delicious twist.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Besides the obvious of great beer, the food was extermely good and well priced. We had the special; lamb shank and couldn't believe it was only $16. Tremedous value and fall off the bone good. Service was promp and our server took the time to explain their beer choices as it was out first time to the resturant. We had a nice table upstairs by the window (sun can hit your eyes for about 20 minutes if you sit on one side) and live music was starting downstairs in the bar that sounded very professional. Well done!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Love it there

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Food, beer and service were all excellent.......we will be back :)

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was my husband and my first visit to Publican House and we enjoyed the ambiance; I particularly liked the open, visible kitchen. Had delicious wood fired pizza! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Very nice atmosphere and quick service. The food. Complementary to the chef well made sweet potato soup, beet salad and especially the pork chop was excellent well executed presentation. Deliciously awesome. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The staff very thoughtfully assited my elderly father and acocmodated his access needs.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

My wife and I dropped in on a Saturday night - it was busy, so we had to sit at the bar, which was not an issue - we had awesome service, the food was creative and excellent! Made reservations that night for next Saturday and brought the whole gang. Fresh oysters, wood fired pizza, and a multitude of original menu items, along with Publican's beer line up and a myriad of local craft brews, we were well fed! To top it off, the entertainment was incredible - I was a musician in my younger days, the lad they had playing piano and guitar was one of the most talented I've seen in many years - what a great time had by all - hope they get him back - he was amazing! Again, we had awesome service, even though the place was packed, our server was attentive and professional and no waiting. For sure make reservations. Can't wait for patio weather, this will be a popular place for sure. Well managed, great staff, killer kitchen. It's our new hang out.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

This was our second time for dinner and it was just as delicious as the first. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent service by the owner. He let us sample a couple of beers before deciding and gave us a complimentary fresh shucked oyster- which was delicious.!Great neighborhood place and addition to Peterborough!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Nice atmosphere. Quick service. My husband liked his burger and fries. Menu lacking. Very few healthy or vegetarian options.

I HATE my wine in a tumbler. It’s just not right!!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Delicious food and our waitress was very genuine and sweet.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

I have already sent Peter a detailed account of our experience on Friday. :)

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Katie-Lynn server was excellent and patient with us. Beer was the best. We were able to discuss our agenda without having to yell or be pestered.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We enjoyed our evening. We were able to relax and have conversation over drinks and food. We were not rushed at any phase. We continued to enjoy conversation after we paid the nill, but no one approached us to try to get us to move on. Overall, it wad a great evening.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a great experience and can’t wait to go back :) Our server was awesome and food was amazing, thank you so much for a great night out!

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Loved the food and beer. Excellent entertainment. The only negative was the lighting was too bright, just dim it down a bit.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

I have been to the Publican a number of times with friends and our local beekeeping group. Each of us had a good time, would recommend it to others and I'm coming back at the end of January.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

It was ok. Not really what we were expecting. My husband and I enjoyed our dinners but our friends weren’t thrilled. Maybe more pub fare is called for due to the atmosphere. The servers were very friendly.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve dinner with friends. Great service, warm atmosphere. Try the turkey wings. Deliclous!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

We are frequent patrons of Publican House and have always had an wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

We've eaten at this restaurant 5 times now. The food has always been good, and the staff are simply wonderful. It's obvious that they like working there. Nice to see.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

we really enjoyed the meal and the beer. Original ingredients well prepared, interesting beer options and good service . we will be back.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Great food & great entertainment Mary Kate Edwards

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food, great brews. I was very impressed! I'll definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2017

The Publican House is best known for its selection of excellent beers and a menu that is improving. Our evening out was a friendly get-together to celebrate the holidays and the Puvlican House provided a great venue.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

This was our second trip to the publican house. Both visits were great: the food was delicious, service friendly, and of course tasty beer.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2017

The KFC cauliflower was delish. Pizza was the best I have had in ages. We had a reservation for two and were seated immediately, however it was upstairs and being of mature years could not hear one another. We asked to be seated downstairs and had to wait 45 minutes. The wait staff were good at keeping us informed on progress. Once we reached our table the waitress tried hard but I think she needs training

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was great. Beer was awesome as always. Nice and cold. Server was great. Pleasure to deal with

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Very good food, service and setting. High recomendation.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2017

A warm, inviting restaraunt with great food, service, and ambience. Would highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a fabulous table on the first floor, window seat in an alcove. Our waiter was very attentive. Wish there was more of a choice of drinks, as in Smirnoff Ice or Whiskey Sours, as I do not drink beer, the beer that my husband had was too hoppy for his liking, would try an Ale next time. Mike had the Marge pizza (the dough wasn't quite cooked), but otherwise the taste was good, I had the fish and chips and it was good. We understood that everything is new and takes a bit of getting used to but it is great to have you in town as an eating out place. The décor is lovely, service great, definitely will be back.

Lorraine and Mike

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2017

We reserved a table for four to celebrate birthdays. Seating was wonderful in the sun room upstairs - private with a view of the streetscape. The service was fantastic and food was wonderful. 2 of us shared a delicious pizza and beet salad, while the other 2 ordered individually from the menu - one of whom is vegan - no problems! We had a quiet but memorable evening. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

The menu is short, but not bad. I had the special which was like a brunch burger: peameal bacon, sausage patty (from farmer's market sausage) and cheddar cheese with very little shredded cabbage and a couple of spinach leaves on a bun. The cheese sang from this sandwich. Was very rich and delicious. Looking forward to other daily specials from this kitchen.

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Great ambience, food was Pun style and delish.

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3.0Dined on October 13, 2017

We were very disappointed with the pizza. The crust was great but the rest was very bland. We had the marg and the mush. It's to bad, you have that great wood stove. The service was good no complaints.

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5.0Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food, excellent beer. Overall great experience.

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