The Publican House

4.7
502 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Pub
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 502 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
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KimP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Ordered the special; Jamaican patty eggs benedict. Was more like a samosa than a patty. Eggs were practically hard boiled and hollandaise sauce was runny. Big disappointment. Love this place usually but food can be hit and miss lately

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tablewithaview
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good food and beer.

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Scott
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can’t lose coming here good food and plenty of room. Staff are friendly

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RoseG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food and drink options are awesome. Looking forward to returning to try other items on both menus! Service was quick and friendly.

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and even better craft beer. Service was great. Keep going back.

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Anne
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Love the atmosphere and staff. Beer is great. Sometimes not real thrilled with the food.

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CarrieA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great atmosphere, delicious food and excellent service!

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LindaT
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Three were extremely happy with their meal but the other three all had the eggs Benny with steak. None of those were happy with their meal. The eggs were over cooked (hard yolks) on all three plates. Also the hollandaise sauce was missing on top and in fact some had been on the plate but the English muffins absorbed that sauce so the muffins were soggy and the eggs dry. We all felt like maybe you were running out of the things needed for this dish . However we have all eaten at the Publican before and will again, hoping this was an “off day”. The staff were excellent and we all really like the atmosphere there.

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Cynthia
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every time we’ve gone we have had great food and fabulous service!

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SidL
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very good food, great service, great beer. We enjoyed ourselves so much we went back the next night to try some of the beer and meals we didn't get to try the first time. Highly recommended!

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GeorgeM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The fried cauliflower was really good with the tarragon dip and Mark, our waiter, was excellent

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MaireJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific atmosphere. Perfect place to bring craft beer loving friends or for a family night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

In the interest of “constructive criticism”, we waited almost an hour for our appetizers, which in my experience is not normal. It was awkward because we brought friends that have never been and we’re very hungry. Once we got our food it was great! But an apology or compensation of some sort would have been nice. Also I wish the top floor had less of a cafeteria feel.

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TaniaS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining experience. The food was excellent. Beverages were good not my favourite but I would go back and try something wlse

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Made reservations and told them I am bringing my dog. They had a bucket of water ready for when we arrived. Food and service was great. Outdoor patio heaters kept us comfortable on a cool night. Overall a great experience!

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Maryt
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Outside patio was enjoyable. Overhead heaters for those cooler night. Great selection of food and beverages.

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Booler
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Met a friend for dinner. We had green curry (vegetarian) and greek pizza. Our waiter was A+++. So was our meal. Freshly made, delicious, flavorful, piping hot. The patio has heaters that were lovely as the temperature fell. Street noise was a distraction, unfortunately. Will definitely go back.

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Linda
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great experience overall, good food, waiter was very good and made an effort to be friendly. Food was hot and received in good time after ordering

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AmandaS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

One had fish - overcooked, too much batter
One had Guacamole - stale ( a bit browned)
Other person's fries were also dark brown and too crisp

We were in at 2:30

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Cynthia
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dinner here every few weeks and our experience is consistently fabulous - great staff, yummy food, etc

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HeatherB
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall nice pub and beer is refreshing. Tuna tacos would use more seasoning and tuna was covered by with tomatoes so it leads me to believe there isn't much tuna given

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ChristineK
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is very friendly....food is very good...excellent variety....great value

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Porky
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food was awesome. Thank everyone.

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Dee2345
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Our table was insanely wobbly, but aside from that it was a nice night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The PHAC burger was under whelming and even though we asked for the burger to be well done it was still under.

The potato pizza on the other hand was amazing!

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JMac
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent brunch on Sunday! Food was great and the service was excellent. Beer perfect as always.

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KatieR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service from Amanda, food was outstanding and the ambiance was great!

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Emma6
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service are always great at the Publican House. It’s one of our favorite dining establishments. Lovely outdoor patio to enjoy while the weather is still nice.

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Huntern
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All staff were lovely and very friendly! Amazing beer!!! Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easily the best restaurant and pub in Central Ontario.

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CherylO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great as was the food. Two of our party had the daily special, taco pizza and both thought it was the best pizza they had ever had!!

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RMReviewedIt
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience2

We were in the patio in a corner, which we liked, because it felt far from other people.

The food was expensive for what we got portion-wise, but most of it was pretty delicious (drinks, KFC, smoked meat plate). A couple of the items (cornmeal cod, desserts) weren't that great.

The server was really knowledgeable and had good energy. Wasn't interruptive, but also didn't avoid us either.

Overall, I'd go back again.

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SamS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A terrific Culinary adventure. My colleague and I both got the falafel sandwich. Fresh and tasty as always!

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CaroT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The server was very nice and the food was amazing. The hamburger melted in my mouth. I had a glass of the Paddlers beer and it was also very good. The tables were well spaced out. Very much enjoyed our meal and will be back.

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JKedwards
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food with a great patio and excellent local drink options.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My fiancé and I always come here for dates and gatherings. It is our favourite go to place because you can always count on outstanding service, delicious food no matter what you get (we both have loved everything we’ve tried), and the environment casual, relaxed, yet fun and enjoyable with friends and family. And all the more reason to love this place, they even have a special patio area for those who enjoy their fur babies company while eating. They bring a big bucket of ICED water (yes ice water!) for your fur baby.

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MaryG
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amanda tolerated our rather animated table with grace and good humour. We needed a lunch spot that would allow us (without disturbing others) to review the election issues for young people who are planning to vote for the first time - and your deck was ideal. The meals were excellent as always, with a special vote for the jalapeño waffle sandwich and the pizza with that brilliant crust. Also - the best iced tea in town. And finally - the boss came out to say hello!

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SuzanneH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambiance on the patio at night. I highly recommend the Fattoush Salad and the Crispy Tuna Tacos, both delicious and unique. Of course, the pizza was yummy as well, perfect crust! Our server was polite and efficient, however, it was a male server (or bartender) who took the time to help us with a wine selection.

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ChristieN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super friendly staff. Delicious food. Perfect patio.

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ScottD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular setting in a restored building. Food always amazing. Best patio in Peterborough. If you get a chance, also try upstairs.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Publican House using the Order Online button. The Publican House also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 874-2619.

The Publican House is rated 4.7 stars by 502 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.