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Gahan House Pub Brewery

126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
902-626-2337
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Ranked #8 of 201 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Gahan is a name unknown in Charlottetown today, but in the middle of the 19th century, John Gahan was a prominent merchant, an importer of teas, wines, and family groceries. His place of business was on the corner of Queen and Sydney Streets, the former McIsaac building. Mr. Gahan lived next door to the shop, at 126 Sydney Street, in a wooden house he had purchased from the Brenan Estate. In 1880 he replaced that residence with the mansard-roofed brick one now at this address. It remained in Gahan ownership until the beginning of the 20th century when John Gahan’s widow, Marguerita, sold the property to Edward Kelly, the enterprising Irishman who built and owned houses all over Charlottetown. After Edward Kelly’s death in 1922, the premises became the property of the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation. The Sisters of the Precious Blood built a large addition to the house and used it as a convent until the 1960s. In the last quarter century the Gahan House had been used as a boarding house. The Gahan Brewery (formerly Murphy’s Brewing Co.) was established in March 1997 next to the Lone Star Café at 449 University Ave. Due to the increased popularity of the beer, we relocated to its current location, 126 Sydney Street, thus doubling its production capacity and giving it a permanent home in Old Charlottetown in the Gahan House. Murphy’s Brewing Co. was renamed The Gahan Brewery in November 2000 and remains the only brewery on Prince Edward Island. The Gahan House Pub opened in June 2001 and quickly became one of Charlottetown’s favourite restaurants. It’s unique and friendly atmosphere, food, and fine Ales has helped to establish The Gahan House as a destination of choice for locals and tourists alike.From our house to your house... Cheers!
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Regina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went to this restaurant on a weekday rather late. The place isn't very bright, but the food was really good, beverages were good too.

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Cobourg, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We met my bother and his wife here for lunch and very much enjoyed it. Excellent variety of both seafood and pub foods. The chowder was right up there with one of the very best I have every had. The pub atmosphere is perfect. The service was great and all our meals were wonderful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I ordered the lobster club in the pub area. Wonderful tasting lobster on the sir john eh bread. Fish'n chips, prime rib sandwich, and goat cheese wraps for the rest of oarty were awesome. What a great place to drop into for a bite mostly any night if the week. Cheers!!

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New Brunswick, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We made a reservation and made a specific request about seating which the restaurant said that they could accommodate. We were disappointed with the table and it was not an option to move. Our guests enjoyed their dinner and the GAHAN specialty beer. The food here is usually good - my dinner was cold. We ended up going to another... More

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Parry Sound, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had a great meal on the outside deck with GAHAN beer. Good service and delicious food...a lobster club and shaved roast beef sandwiches. Lots of varieties of GAHAN to choose...paired with their meals. Casual dining at its best and in the heart of the city.

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London, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

So happy we found this place. Thanks to TripAdvisor. Went there the first time and it was busy. Had a table for us though and what a great table. One of us had a "love seat" to sit on instead of a chair. Comfy. First night on the Island so had mussels. Couldn't believe how good they were. Wouldn't have... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

I love to eat here with my friend whenever I come to town ! The food and wine and service is great ! If I had only one complaint it would be that the washrooms are downstairs in the basement !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I really liked this restaurant, good food to choose from and the drinks were awesome! The only problem we had was that we had to wait 45 minutes for a table, but with a popular place like this you would understand why.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I've been here before, and since then they've changed chef's. It was amazing before, now its still very good, just not as good as it used to be. Fish and chips are pretty generic in my opinion now. Someone from our party had the lobster roll which they said was delicious. Food was tasty, quick to arrive. They did forget... More

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

very relaxing atmosphere,great staff always quick to seat you and take your order,food is great brown bag fish and chips excellent along with anything on the menu.Make sure you call for reservation if going in the evening usually full house.

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