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Temperance House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940-3534 (Washington)
+1 215-944-8050
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I called about lunch time to see if I needed reservations on a Monday night and was told no but if I wanted too I could. We arrive and were seated in a nice quiet dining room with an awesome and attentive server! We order the spinach and apple salads and brie round! Fabulous!! We then followed up with Chicken... More 

Thank janetbrinkley
Cherry Hill, NJ
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really, really wanted to love this restaurant. Newtown is such a quaint town, and it was a beautiful Sunny Sunday; perfect for brunch, and Mother's Day to boot! I was lucky enough to get a last minute reservation, and after reading the reviews, I was confidant we were in for a treat. We arrived at our appointed time and... More 

Thank momofsclg
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had a great Thanksgiving Dinner here, with all the traditional preparations. It was a beautiful experience.

Thank sdbenegal
Jamesburg, New Jersey
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Our first time at the Tavern. Meal was excellent! Seafood pot pie was superb. Nice flakes crust, creamy. Excellent! The Seafood risotto was nicely done with a very good portion of shrimp, scallops and mussels. Very tasty and nicely filling. Music was available tonight. We will be back. A Keeper!!

Thank tom s
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Been going to Temperance House before and after their reopening. Always had a good meal and good service. On a recent Saturday night we experienced extremely slow service. It was fairly early and not very crowded. We ordered the chicken chipolte soup which was delicious. However, our entrees were so so. I had the crab stuffed shrimp and my dining... More 

Thank JMH101
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Love the temp! Been coming for years. Food is always consistent. Service is great, especially from Margret who is often bartending.I highly recommend it!!!

Thank Kyle H
Holland, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Started off with fresh rolls right out of the oven. For an appetizer, I had the seafood bisque with a thin puff pastry overtop. For entrees, my wife had the Filet w crabmeat, spinach and mashed potatoes. I had pecan crusted salmon with spinach and half a sweet potato. Both were excellent. We were the only ones in the dining... More 

Thank Elby D
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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128 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after shopping in Bucks Co, sat at the bar and had drinks and apps, both were great, also it is an Inn in an old Historic, (supposedly Haunted) building right in the middle of all the shops along State st. Next time we're in the area not only are we going back but we will stay... More 

Thank chetndeb
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1,288 reviews
714 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 379 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We came here on a groupon and for once were not disappointed in a groupon restaurant. The beer selection was OK, and we were served by one of the owners because of staff callouts on the day we went. Kevin was great- chatty and pleasant, telling us about the place and his beer selection. We really enjoyed our seafood dishes... More 

Thank MeraKi25
Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stopped in for lunch on a Friday. The place has nice ambiance to it, and a wide variety of selections on the menu. This place also offers a nice bar selection. While the menu options were extensive, the quality and taste of the actual food wasn't anything special- even somewhat overpriced. The service here is also pretty slow at best,... More 

Thank Sean P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940-3534
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Newtown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-944-8050
"Simply The Best in Bucks", The Temperance House located in historic Newtown, Pennsylvania offers the finest in quality, service & accommodations. Our simple, yet elegant menu specializes in steaks & seafood. From intimate gatherings to gala affairs our banquet facilities provide a perfect venue for any event. Please contact our banquet coordinator regarding your next affair. Journey through our historic chambers & discover why our Inn is one of Bucks County's best kept secrets. Plush accommodations with an at home feel, we cater to corporate clientele, bridal parties & couples looking to get away. Please contact our Innkeeper for more information.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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