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Walsh's Snug

1-28 King Ave E | ON L1B 1H6, Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1H6, Canada
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-28 King Ave E | ON L1B 1H6, Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1H6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely Irish Pub .Loved listening the many Irish patrons as we ate .Makes me want to visit Ireland once again .

Thank forbzie13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family goes to the Snug at least once a month and the food is always delicious. The service is friendly and we love their new outdoor patio.More

Thank Deborah D
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

hi deborah d and thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice reveiw , imm glad you like the food and the atmosphere and the service and that you take the time to come out from ajax . happy too that...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018

My wife and I have been to the Snug at least four times and, as you can guess, we're big fans. I've also arranged for my photography club to have lunch there on two other occasions when we've been shooting nearby. In short, the food...More

1  Thank davidorourke2016
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

hi david orourke2016 thanks for the great reveiw . im delighted you enjoy the snug so much ,its always great to hear what people feel,good or bad , but mostly good lol...we do our best to create an cozy little pub with real heart and...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We visited The Snug yesterday for lunch on the new outdoor patio. It was a lovely sunny day. Out of perhaps 10-12 tables only 3 had umbrellas to provide some shade. Most of the umbrellas are in useless locations attached to the outer railings. Chairs...More

Thank Susan J
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

hi susan , wow ! you really didnt have a good time at the snug and for that im sorry ...there are a total of eight umbrellas on our patio , some attached to the rail , and some centered on four seater tables ,...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

We joined The Snug's tour of Ireland May 10 to 20th 2018. This was one amazing vacation for us. John's knowledge of Ireland made the tour interesting. The places we stayed were terrific; the meals outstanding and the points of interest were chosen well. Great...More

Thank Frances T
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

hello there frances t , im responding to you quicker than normal as most of the reveiws that mention the snugs trips to either scotland or ireland are being removed , i think tripadvisor is responding to critizism from other restaurants in the area who...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018

This was our first visit to the Snug, first off its a charming Irish Pub and the owner is delightful, I had the Curry and it was great and not overly curryied, the rest of the crowd had the Fish and Chips and loved them!!...More

Thank 54LIZZYG
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

hi 54lizzyg , and thanks for the lovely reveiw and im glad you enjoyed your first visit at the snug , we see and meet new people every day which is one of the perks of my job , love showing people the snug and...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018

My husband Rob and I enjoy going to the snug for a meal, it has authentic Irish atmosphere, the owner John Walsh is always there working hard and greeting everyone, after going a few times you feel like family. The food is delicious pub fare...More

2  Thank Sharky2011
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

hi sharky thanks fo the great reveiw , delighted you love coming here and enjoy the atmosphere and the food , as for me i am never happier than when im working , love to host and try always to make people comfortable as possible...More

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

If you would like to pretend that you are in Ireland head over to the Snug for a pint and some fare. The food we enjoyed brought back wonderful memories and the atmosphere was perfect. The bangers, colcannon, the meat pies, and other Irish dishes...More

1  Thank Dan J
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

hey dan thanks for the review and im delighted you enjoyed your visit and the food ... i have to tell you im sorry i missed you cause im from dear old dublin and im told ive an accent , kinda newphy as both my...More

Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch and found the “Snug” to be small and quaint with lots of memorabilia throughout. The servers were prompt and friendly. Highly recommend the chicken mandarin wrap.More

2  Thank Judy S
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

hi judy thanks for dropping by and for taking the time to write a reveiw.im glad you enjoyed your visit and all our memorabila , which is all genuine and the story of each item i could relay at the drop of a hat ,...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018

A friend and I decided to try out the seasonal patio at The Snug on a beautiful summer evening. She travelled from Cobourg and I travelled from Whitby. My meal wasn't very good but I may have just ordered wrong. The soup of the day...More

1  Thank BuckhornBaby
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

hello buckhorn baby , thanks for the reveiw and thanks for picking the snug to meet. im sorry for the confusion over your order , and you are correct there are tomatoes in that particular wrap , even though it doesnt say on the menu...More

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July 28, 2018|
Response from cadcon | Property representative |
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
September 20, 2017|
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Response from cadcon | Property representative |
Hi terry , we are on our way to Ireland as I speak , I will be back p.g.oct first , meanwhile there are flyers at the bar with all the info you should need , feel free to call me early oct , thanks John
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-28 King Ave E | ON L1B 1H6, Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1H6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: 905-987-1961
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.
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