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Walsh's Snug

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 21-07-19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 21-07-19 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Traveling from Toronto to Kingston my family and I stopped here for lunch following positive reviews on web. We received a warm, friendly welcome. Enjoyed great fish and chips, chicken wings and burgers. The place was decorated with all sorts of interesting memorabilia from Ireland. Unfortunately we were unable to stay for a music session which I believe are amazing. The cost was very good value and I would highly recommend it to other visitors.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chanced upon this spot one time before Covid when out for a drive. Found it again yesterday. LOVE the food, service and ambience. Looking forward to coming back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jeanettedenike …glad you found us again and enjoyed your time with us …it’s lovely to hear 5his positive feed back , thank you so much for taking the time to review …Slainte! …John

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove 1-1/2 hours just to come for lunch here. Had been once with nephew and wanted to enjoy my husband’s birthday here. Delightful prompt service. Food delicious and piping hot!

Date of visit: August 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jackie …so happy you enjoyed your visits with us …the crew are always delighted when we hit the mark …hope you come and see us soon again …Slainte! …John

Reviewed August 9, 2022

We have visited this restaurant many times since we moved to Newcastle a couple of years ago and continue to enjoy the atmosphere , the food and the beer ! This of course is made possible by the excellent, friendly staff and the leadership of...the Irish owner , John !! The side patio which has been added since Covid started is a great addition, especially when accompanied with some live Irish music. Well done , Thanks .More

Date of visit: August 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi JBH44 …what a lovely review ! We are delighted you have become a regular and enjoy the banter with our colourful staff …we really do have a great time working here (99% of the time anyway ) lol ..seriously though thanks so much it...More

Reviewed July 27, 2022

We enjoyed our food but did it enjoy eating at tge wooden table which needs refinishing and a thorough cleaning.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2022

Hi Christine so glad you enjoyed your food on your visit , I take your point about some of our tables and while some of them are old as is in character with our style ,the one thing I can promise is that they are...More

Reviewed July 18, 2022

We've been to the Snug twice since restrictions ended. Once on the way home from a funeral and once to celebrate a holiday. Both times we had amazing food, lovely service and a beautiful memory. Thanks to the chef, the awesome wait staff and the...best collection of stuff anywhere, we always have a great time. So grateful to John and Sue and all the staff. Thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2022

Hi phoenix watcher …thanks for the great review , we are delighted you’ve enjoyed your visits with us …it’s great to here your kinds words regarding our chefs , our food and our servers …the staff were so happy to read your lovely sentiments …have...More

Reviewed July 2, 2022 via mobile

Stopped off for a pint of Guinness and it was a lovely pint. Sat in the beautiful beer garden which was so so so nice Didn’t eat but the menu looked goodMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2022

Hi there Travelboozefoodhappy …thanks for taking the time to drop in and to review ……glad you enjoyed your Guinness …we sell a lot of it here so it moves pretty fast so always fresh ! We also make our own Stout called “Scabby Leg “...More

Reviewed June 18, 2022

Great food at great prices, look forward to many more dinners at The Snug. Been a long time since I enjoyed a meal as much as this one. You will not be dissapointed

Date of visit: June 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2022

Hey James …thank you so much for that wonderful review …it means so much to the crew to hear they are hitting the mark ….thanks for taking the time …hope to see you soon …John

Reviewed May 26, 2022

I just want to mention the great Ireland trip in May. John and Mark were excellent guides and added some great highlights to our trip a stay in a Castle, and the food was delicious. This is a trip I highly recommend and I hope...to take more trips with this duo. Darlene D. NewcastleMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2022

Hi Darlene ..so happy you enjoyed the long awaited tour of Ireland …it was truly a great trip made up of great people , who got right into the spirit of things right from the get go , and yes , I too always feel...More

Reviewed May 18, 2022

What a wonderful trip to Ireland!! John and Mark such great hosts. Our accommodation was fantastic, especially our Castle stay, so very special!! Scenery outstanding, food fabulous, and the people so friendly and helpful. Lots of history, and John's knowledge of Ireland very enlightening. If...you are looking to take a trip to Ireland, I would highly recommend going with John, and Mark. B&FMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2022

Hi Barbara…delighted you enjoyed traveling with my self and Mark …I love showing people around and telling the stories of my youth , and you’re right the castle was magnificent…thanks again and see you soon I hope John

Reviewed May 18, 2022 via mobile

Our tour guides John and Mark expertly toured us from coast to coast in Ireland without a hiccup. We stayed in the best hotels and even a castle! The culture, landscape, villages, attractions and people were incredible. Thank you for introducing us to beautiful Ireland!...A trip to remember!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2022

Hi Jojo …so happy you all enjoyed yourselves on this trip …we had a blast too ..a trip is what you make of it and you guys committed 150% and made the best of everything you saw …singing n dancing as you went if I...More

Reviewed May 17, 2022

Great Irish Pub with awesome food which I've enjoyed for years! This pub also takes groups to Ireland every year. I was lucky enough to experience one of these such trips last week and thoroughly enjoyed myself! It was definitely a trip if a lifetime....Thank you John and Mark! 🍀🇨🇮More

Date of visit: May 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2022

Hi Janetter …so happy you love the Snug and delighted you enjoyed our jaunt around Ireland …it’s always a joy for me to show people my homeland and tell a few stories along the way …take care and see you soon ….John

Reviewed March 29, 2022 via mobile

Hello,stopped by with my soccer team on a Sunday after the match on our trip back home and wanted some proper comfort food.I ordered the burger and classic fish and chips to satisfy my hefty appetite.I can sure tell you that the burger was very...good and simple with all of those flavourful spices and was one of the best that I had,but those fish and chips were on a whole new level,from the fish to the batter to the homemade prepared non-frozen chips(fries).Absolutely the best fish and chips I ever had in the whole of North America. I will definitely be back and eat some more! Cheers -Mario Dellifraine⚽️More

Date of visit: March 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2022

Hi Mario …thanks for such a wonderful review …our crew were delighted ! You were the best bunch of guys we’ve had visit in a long time , delighted you all enjoyed the food and the service …drop by any time , we’d love to...More

Reviewed March 27, 2022

Delicious food & home brewed beer, John & his staff treated us to a warm welcome & top class service. The Snug is the best Irish pub I've been to anywhere in Canada, and we can't wait for our next road trip to visit The...Snug again! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2022

Hi Kieran …thanks for the kind words …your group were a credit to their parents and their coaches …what a great bunch of well mannered , fun young men …happy to have them back anytime …delighted you all enjoyed your visit …hope we see you...More

Reviewed August 14, 2021

Not sure if they just bought these wings from foodland or no frills. Minimal sauce on the wings and cold. Fries the same.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2021

Hi Justin …sorry you were disappointed with your food , a simple word to your server could have solved the situation…your food or any other item of you choice would have been provided to you for free …we are aware mistakes can happen , but...More

Reviewed July 31, 2021

Excellent Batter Burger and Canadian for my husbands birthday yesterday. Surprise dessert fir him very nice and excellent service. Cheers

Date of visit: July 2021
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cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2021

Hi Penny …so glad you enjoyed the food…the Batter Burger is delicious and a great favourite back in Ireland …hope your hubby had a great birthday ! Thanks for the great review …hope we see you again soon …John

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hi susan , yes all our burgers are gluten free and we do have gluten free buns ,are curry is also gluten free , and we have other options also , just ask your server , thanks john
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Hi buckhorn baby , appoligies , I have no idea why your meal wasn’t compted as it is my policy and it costs the server nothing , , and again I’m not sure what was going on with your wrap as we only use buffalo sauce unless... More
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Yes, Walsh's Snug offers takeaway services.

Yes, Walsh's Snug is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Walsh's Snug is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5