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The Publican House, Peterborough, ON

The Publican House

4.7
4.7
834 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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Canadian, Brewery
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (705) 874-2619
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Becca Burke
  • Neighbourhood
    Peterborough
  • Cross Street
    Rubidge Street
  • Parking Details
    Reid Street municipal parking lot located across the street on Rubidge Street.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 834 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Ontario

    Best Overall

  • Central Ontario

    Best Food

  • Central Ontario

    Best Service

  • Central Ontario

    Best Ambience

  • Central Ontario

    Best Value

  • Central Ontario

    Good for groups

  • Central Ontario

    Healthy

  • Central Ontario

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Central Ontario

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Ontario

    Lively

  • Central Ontario

    Most Booked

834 Reviews
  1. Fran

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The server was delightful however the noise level from the open kitchen was distracting and annoying. The fries that came with my chicken sandwich were burnt and so was another person's at my table. What surprised me is they thought that was acceptable to serve for dinner. Overall disappointing and we won't go back.

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  2. ShawnM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Pizza was perfect around the crust but wet in the middle. Disappointing. Fantastic Cuban rolls!!

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  3. DaisyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu has good variety. Great food. Easy to park nearby.

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  4. FoodandBeer

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great service, beautiful spot. Love this place so much!

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  5. MarkM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service by Taylor, specials were good, fish and chips excellent as usual

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  6. GaryM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our Server was amazing! The OG Backdoor chicken Sandwich was a 11/10.. will definitely be back again!

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  7. SelB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was excellent and the food was good. I enjoyed the flight of beer. I liked that we could pick a few to choose from.

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  8. RuthM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always delicious and the staff are wonderful, always friendly and fun. The beers from their brewery are also fabulous. A great place for lunch or supper. Highly recommend it!

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  9. SUEB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a great time...great food...great service...an overall wonderful dinner experience.

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  10. Brentd

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice selection of beer! Food and service was excellent.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great! Lots of room inside that you are not close to the next table.

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  12. Mike

    Toronto

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food Amazing selection of craft beer Great local place

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  13. RebeccaR

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My group of 6 had a fantastic time our waitress was personable, energetic and timely along with the food was so delicious!

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  14. Carol

    Hawaii

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not sure why a hostess would put people upstairs when entertainment is on lower level. Tables were available on lower level as well. Tables upstairs oddly placed due to a large party. Very disappointed with staff lack of insite

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious new year’s dining experience. Great vibe and friendly staff!

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  16. citalian

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Group of 8 New Years Celebration and Wedding Anniversary for 1 of the couples! The ambiance was perfect the atmosphere and decor of the restaurant is very appealing! Everyone enjoyed their food and the unique quality and taste and amount of food provided! 2 man band played that were awesome in sound and songs! Our server was awesome and very accommodating and acknowledged the Anniversary Couple with a complimentary dessert! A great night was enjoyed by all! Thank you for making our New Years Eve so special! 2 of my sons and their wives showed up for a drink to surprise up as this is one of their favourite restaurants for all that it offers all year round!

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  17. KristinC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a late lunch on NYE. Excellent service and food. We had mussels in a curry broth-fantastic. The Cuban eggrolls were delicious. Smash burger with fresh cut fries were equally delicious. Our new fave place to go!

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  18. CathyO

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The beet and goat cheese salad is always excellent. Fries were hot! Smash burger was great!

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  19. DavidG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Publican House is consistently good. Last night though, a large party upstairs slowed down the kitchen significantly. It’s fine, but maybe tell us when we’re ordering instead of when the food finally arrived!

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  20. JenniferF

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great business lunch. The portions were very generous and everyone left full of delicious food. A couple people went next door to pick up some local hot sauce after we finished eating.

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  21. BryarG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Rae was OUTSTANDING. Best server ever, I feel that she should get a substantial raise

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  22. Shayne

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Publican House is a great spot…the beer is brewed on-site and is amazing…Henry’s Irish Ale is my favourite. Food is solid and tastes good - portions are good. A good spot for any events in downtown Peterborough.

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  23. KimberlyW

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Amazing ambience. Very personable servers!! My husband and I frequent often and high quality food and service is consistent!

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  24. JimW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great-tasting food and excellent beer from the in-house brewery!

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  25. MPMP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really good! Our server was friendly, polite and efficient.

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  26. DebbyG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, selection, ambience. Table was cold (close to window) is the only complaint.

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  27. Larissa

    Wilmington

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely place to eat. The hand cut fries really hit the spot!

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  28. JamesR

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time. Food and service was good and quick.

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  29. TammyF

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and great service ! We had pizza and wings and both were soooo good ! Great server. Will be back for sure !

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  30. AmyA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Abby was friendly and helpful. The food was great and the Autumn Sangria was so tasty!

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  31. Mike

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    At the beginning of our experience the dining room was almost too loud to converse. As the room turned over though, the same number of new diners were much quieter so it made for a good meal. We had two different servers, apparently we were dining through shift change. Our servers were both capable but there were markedly different one being very subdued perhaps and the other very outgoing which made for an obvious comparison. Everyone in our party of 5 was happy with their meals, all served hot and tasting delicious.

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  32. Vicki

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Mark was fantastic!! Food was delicious! We’ll be back!

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  33. ShirleyS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and great seats nice and quiet we could hear each other talk . The beer was good and everyone said the fish and chips and margarita pizza was fabulous

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  34. DEELT

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful entertaining and fun server. Delicious and creative food. We enjoyed a lovely time.

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  35. BonnieB

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was very very good 2 had fish and chips, one the Mediterranean burger, and I had the beet risotto. Everyone enjoyed! Our server was really good too I will definitely be back

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  36. SVanessa

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal. Best meal I've ever had. Steak frites was incredible. Never felt love like this for a restaurant.

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  37. BlairM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Cuban rolls and the ‘new’ mushroom pizza were delicious! Service is always great and the beer is the best

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  38. DougToronto

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu well varied. Excellent, fresh smash burger, not overcooked. Happy surprise two pieces of lightly battered fish in the fish sanwich. Good selection of beers and the "home brews" were fresh, flavourful and true to form. Our sever, Christopher, was attentive, honest in his recommendations, and friendly. We had a good chat after our meal. The tables were well spaced and it was a Sunday evening, so not very noisy, so easy to converse. Great pub fare and comfortable, casual ambiance. One of the staff ran after us on the street to return eyeglasses that had been left on the table. Highly recommended on all fronts.

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  39. CyndiE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal and a nice table overlooking the streets. Wonderful food, great ambience and exceptional service.

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  40. BenjaminH

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome meal! Great service; food and beer! Always a good time.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

The Publican House is rated 4.7 stars by 834 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Publican House

300 Charlotte Street, Peterborough, ON K9J 2V5

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Rubidge Street
  • Neighbourhood
    Peterborough
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue, Wed, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub, Canadian, Brewery
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Reid Street municipal parking lot located across the street on Rubidge Street.
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Becca Burke
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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