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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
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1-28 King Ave E | ON L1B 1H6, Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1H6, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed June 30, 2018

This is EXACTLY what I experienced in Ireland. The Snug is a combination of Dublin, Clonakilty, Killarney, Galway and Westport...how can it get any better than that !!!???More

Thank David O
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

hi david thanks for the great reveiw and for the high compliement...we are in good company if we rank among the fine pubs of ireland . i grew up in them , my aunts owned pubs all over ireland and the u.k , they were...More

Reviewed June 23, 2018

This is a community pub, great food, great people, great service, awesome owner, great atmosphere! The outdoor patio is a great addition!! This is the first place our Granddaughter wants to go when she gets back from University!! So much of the food is homemade!!!...More

Thank chicchick2016
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

hi chicchick2016....and thanks for such a nice reveiw , we are small and thats for sure but somehow we always seem to make it work , our customers are very accomodating and never have a problem shifting over when the need arises, 99%of our food...More

Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Visited here when over visiting friends .an excellent pub, food excellent and the welcome was second to none..Would highly recommendMore

Thank margaret G
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2018

hi margaret g , thanks for the lovely reveiw, delighted you enjoyed the food and the atmosphere , i think i remember you , you were visiting from scotland if im not mistaken . i just had the honour of visiting your lovely country with...More

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Questions & Answers
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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