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The Publican House, Peterborough, ON

The Publican House

4.8
4.8
648 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    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 648 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Pub

  • Central Ontario

    Best Overall

  • Central Ontario

    Best Food

  • Central Ontario

    Best Service

  • Central Ontario

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Ontario

    Best Value

  • Central Ontario

    Fit for Foodies

  • Central Ontario

    Great for Lunch

  • Central Ontario

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central Ontario

    Outdoor Dining

  • Central Ontario

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Bangbang

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group had a fantastic evening at your restaurant the food beside Bliss server Mark was a spectacular couldn’t be any better.
  2. W

    Waterloofood

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great meal. Good beer. Will definitely return for another visit.
  3. CN

    ChrisN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to eat with excellent service, quality beer and food choice, there's absolutely nothing to fault!
  4. A

    Amanda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to The Publican House to celebrate an engagement with our family and friends. The atmosphere was so warm and comfortable. The service was absolutely incredible and the food was delicious. We will absolutely come again!
  5. B

    Bruised

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good, Pizza Judged ok, my seafood cakes were ok, fairly small and crispy, 2 of them, hidden beside a pound of potato salad and a bunch of corn salad. For $28 not a good value. Cuban Eggrolls were good.
  6. RR

    RobertR

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seriously, every foodie and beer enthusiast should come and enjoy The Publican House. We celebrated my son turning 20 and he had (or so he told me) never tried a beer flight. We ordered four for the table and had a blast. Burgers were awesome and the cheese nacho app is a must.
  7. RC

    ReadC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, atmosphere and location. Love that there is always a few daily specials over and above a great menu to pick from.
  8. l

    laurg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will was great! Funny, attentive and kind! Food was delicious, generous portions, hot and prepared quick.
  9. DH

    DaveH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a small family lunch yesterday on the amazing outdoor patio. “Will” our server was excellent and attentive at the right times. Everyone enjoyed the food. We have eaten here a lot this summer and highly recommend.
  10. LF

    LauraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a bit to get main course, but it was busy. Everyone enjoyed their meals!
  11. M

    Msjg

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great night on the patio with live music that was excellent. Publican House always gets it right.
  12. G

    Greg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Will likely visit again in the future.
  13. SC

    StaceyC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great spot. Had never been and was thoroughly impressed. Great drinks, great food, lovely staff.
  14. FF

    FrankF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great pub food, great service. Will definitely be back. Good friendly vibe.
  15. IG

    IreneG

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delightful service, over a business lunch. Shrimp tacos, delicious. The specials looked very appetizing as well. Large portions. Great atmosphere
  16. PS

    PatriciaS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. I love they serve ontario seltzer water. Definitely be back, a lot!
  17. K

    Katie81

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We took my mom here for her birthday and had a fabulous experience! Incredible service and great food! They even sang her Happy Birthday. Would definitely come back.
  18. ML

    MandL

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friends for late lunch while enroute looking for spot with patio and varied menu items. Publican House met those criteria. Decent portions, nice variety and excellent service. Water in Ptbo takes funny so would be good to have variety of offerings avail. Good meal and would be back
  19. S

    Sulli

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I was impressed by the ease and efficiency of the reservation process, the service, food and maintenance to us as customers! Highly recommend!
  20. CS

    CherylS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, service and atmosphere! We enjoyed the live music on the outside patio. Only disappointment was they were not doing flights of beer!
  21. BE

    BugsyE

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Pizza as always very good. Quest Came as warm orange cheese sauce….not what we were expecting.
  22. KC

    KarenC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Jeff was excellent. Ty Wilson live music amazing. Food great as always
  23. MA

    MArsB

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent meal, felt a bit rushed by the quick service of food. One of my restaurants, beautiful patio;)
  24. DB

    DougB

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cuban egg rolls the best! Entertainment on Friday night Was a nice surprise
  25. MI

    MIP58

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great,just wish the beer was colder.Thank you
  26. I

    Idawil

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had a very nice family lunch on a Friday afternoon. I figured it was best to make reservations and glad we did the patio was full. It was a very hot day, we wanted to be seated on the patio. The only seats available were directly in the sun. They instantly brought over 2 big umbrella and which covered our tables. Food and service was great, as always!
  27. P

    Puddin1978

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All was good. Just stopped for a snack and a drink. There was live music but at the far end of the patio the noise level wasnt too bad
  28. SM

    SarahM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was funny, the food was hot and very tasty, was a nice outdoor patio and the beer was tasty.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing, I come here quite often. The only downside is sometimes the road traffic can be loud when you’re on the patio but nothing they can do about that! I am always satisfied with the service of the staff!
  30. GD

    GeoffD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our go to places. Great beer selection, love the Irish ale, and the food is very good. One request, bring back the beerimisu!
  31. SC

    SCOTTC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Haddock and Henry's Irish Ale. The delicious diet of Kings.
  32. MH

    MikeH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    It was a great dinner. However the music inside was so loud we could not even hear each other speak. The music was great, just too loud.
  33. DH

    DavidH

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service we always enjoy sitting outside on the patio.
  34. DM

    DebbieM

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a delicious meal, friendly staff, great beer high noon, and music last night too!
  35. KM

    KathyM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite eatery in Peterborough. Always a great experience.
  36. l

    livinglife

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought us to our table immediately! Took our orders over the phone, the food arrived quickly. Which was important as we were there only for our lunch hour. The Staff were polite and professional. The outside patio was clean. The food was delicious. Would recommend.
  37. P

    Pete

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing server Food was great portion for price and taste led amazing
  38. KM

    KimM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing , service was great. Will be coming back for sure
  39. CS

    CindyS

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, Publican House did not disappoint. Our server, Will was friendly, helpful and really added to the enjoyment of our evening with his great sense of humour. The food was fantastic but we were not surprised. Publican House is our go to place and it’s always consistently wonderful.
  40. A

    Arachide

    Toronto

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding - very friendly and great suggestions regarding the menu. Food was very good (taste + presentation). Patio is very nice and shaded enough to sit outside on a very hot/humid day! I will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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 4.8 stars by 648 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 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Publican House

300 Charlotte Street, Peterborough, ON K9J 2V5

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rubidge Street

  • Neighborhood

    Peterborough

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • 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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