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Walsh's Snug

1-28 King Ave E | ON L1B 1H6, Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1H6, Canada
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1-28 King Ave E | ON L1B 1H6, Newcastle, Ontario L1B 1H6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

George & I really enjoyed ourselves on the September 2018 trip to Ireland. We found that it was very well organized. Many side trips included in price. The food, drink & entertainment were enjoyed immensely. Didn’t feel rushed at all. The many stories that John,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very authentic Irish pub. Great atmosphere, just like being in Ireland. Food is very good, have tried fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage and Guiness stew and all have been very good. My wife has had the burger which was also excellent. Small room...More

Thank firstovr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to snug for awhile. John Walsh the owner and his staff are amazing the food is always good and beer always coldMore

Thank mike m
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hi mike m , thanks for the great reveiw , im glad you like the place and enjoy the food and the staff , im not sure most people would describe me as amazing lol ,particulary my kids but ill take it . thanks again...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank forbzie13
cadcon, Owner at Walsh's Snug, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hi forbzie , thanks for the lovely reveiw , glad you enjoyed your visit with us , i love all the accents too , , its funny the west of ireland is exactly like newfoundlands accent , they say words and phrases exactly like galway...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018

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 4 weeks 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 August 23, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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