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Gahan House Pub Brewery

126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
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Ranked #9 of 199 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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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Nice quick Sunday lunch as the Europeans hoisted the Ryder Cup!! Lobster bisque was good if a tad too salty and well paired with the Lobster Club sandwich. But the clincher was the Ironbridge brown ale which was absolutely scrumptious. Our server Hailey was friendly and helpful.

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We decided to dine at this pub because of the reviews on TripAdvisor. We had: -Beer sampler: 8 (~2oz) pretty good selections -Chicken wings: we got all drumettes, fried well and moist -Beef roast sandwich: it was an open sandwich which turned out to be a good thing because the bread was very floury and doughy; the sauce was just... More

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Keswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great chowder and fish and chips. The chips appetizer was also wonderful. Service was friendly and fast.

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Coaldale, Canada
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153 reviews 153 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We went to Gahan House on a recommendation from a friend. We did not have a reservation on the Saturday we arrived in Charlottetown, so we got our name on a list and went for a walk. We returned a couple of times to see if we were close to getting a table and were thinking of giving up and... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were in Charlottetown and a local recommended the restaurant. We had the halibut tacos, quesadillas and the beer sampler. Excellent food, excellent beer and excellent service

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35 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

What a gorgeous piece of PEI history. The building has a lot of history & character and is decorated with that in mind. The food is certainly better than most pubs. The beer is excellent and made on premise. A must stop if you're in the area!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've ate here quite a few times, and every time I have different servers. never have the servers asked me about how my meal was or if I wanted another drink I've had to flag them down every time.

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36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Our party of four sampled a variety of dishes, including salads and buffalo wings, but those who had the mussels proclaimed them the best they have ever eaten. Be sure to sample the microbrewery's beers.

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17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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