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The Townhouse

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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76 College St, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 1X7, Canada
+1 902-863-2248
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16:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 00:00
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A typical pub with the taps flowing - gets busy with the University crowd and the typical times of day - in the summer the front has a patio. Good sodas and casual dining.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, lively on a Friday night! Outstanding lobster chowder! Cooperatively owned my individuals in the community--a terrific concept! Everything was delicious, and the wait staff was superb.

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st. catharines, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in late evening and was quite disappointed at first to be informed that they only had a late night snack menu after 10 pm. It turned out to be awesome. We had a bottle of wine and a great mix from their snack/tapas menu and very happy with all of them. The atmosphere is warm and casual. Definitely on... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Antigonish for one night and ate at the Townhouse. We ordered burgers and green salads. When my plate arrived, it had more protein on it than I ordered. Crawling on my salad dressing cup was a caterpillar and also caterpillar poop on the green leaves. Well I like nature but that was too much. When I pointed... More 

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canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited several times and always make a point of having a meal at The Townhouse. The atmosphere is lively, the staff are engaging and fun. The food is delicious. And they make excellent beer right on the premises. I had the porter this time and it was the perfect pairing with my bangers and mash!

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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were here 2 nights in a row, first one to celebrate a soccer win with some drinks. 2nd night for dinner and drinks with friends. Food amazing, no complaints at all.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This restaurant was a real find. The owner and her partner were working behind the bar the night we ate there and they were very friendly ,hospitable and gave great service. The food was so good. They were offering a Sunday roast dinner with a peppercorn sauce....delicious! In addition to great atmosphere, good food and friendly service this local restaurant... More 

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Tagish, Canada
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were delighted to have found this gem of a pub during our travels through NS. The service was excellent, the food was above the board for a pub, delicate and delicious and the prices were appropriate. Thank you for the great memories!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stopped here for a beer mid afternoon and liked it so much we went back for dinner. We were not disappointed. Service was great friendly and helpful and I had the peanut noodle salad with peanut chicken and it was delicious.

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Thank rooriff
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This pub brews its own Yorkshire Bitter, and it took me back to drinking pints in the snug at the Albert in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The range and selection of beers and wines is excellent and best of all it has a raw bar too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$14
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 College St, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 1X7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Antigonish
  • Phone Number: +1 902-863-2248
Description
The Townhouse is a cozy, neighbourhood pub, focused on great Nova Scotian craft beer, and fresh, local food. We have 9 taps of NS microbrews, including our own Terry's Best Bitter, brewed upstairs, cask-conditioned, and served on a traditional hand pump. Our guest tap changes regularly, featuring one-offs & seasonal brews from breweries across the province. Our eclectic menu starts with the best local, seasonal products from the area - from seafood to root veggies - and offers them up in traditional and un-traditional ways! Our young chef, Jacob Buckley, and our kitchen staff take great pride in making all of our food - breads, desserts, pates, pickles, spice mixes, dressings, and chutneys - from scratch, in house. You'll find old world pub favourites like the Ploughman's Lunch or Fisherman's Pie, rustic taverna fare (Portugese Salt Cod Fritters, Tapas boards, oysters on the half shell), and globally inspired casual foods (Mexican Pizza, Baharat Lamb Burger, and our daily curry special). We are fast becoming famous for our ultra-rich Lobster Chowder and Polish Cheesecake. Although inspired by the neighbourhood pubs of the UK and Ireland, the Antigonish community and our wonderful regulars give the pub it's real colour and relaxed, friendly atmosphere.Weekly events include live jazz, a Sunday Roast and an excellent Irish traditional music session.

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