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The Townhouse

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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76 College St, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 1X7, Canada
+1 902-863-2248
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Decatur, Georgia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016

We were in Antigonish for one night and ate at the Townhouse. We ordered burgers and green salads. When my plate arrived, it had more protein on it than I ordered. Crawling on my salad dressing cup was a caterpillar and also caterpillar poop on the green leaves. Well I like nature but that was too much. When I pointed... More 

Thank zinnia4
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246 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

We have visited several times and always make a point of having a meal at The Townhouse. The atmosphere is lively, the staff are engaging and fun. The food is delicious. And they make excellent beer right on the premises. I had the porter this time and it was the perfect pairing with my bangers and mash!

Thank boltuprightCanada
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

We were here 2 nights in a row, first one to celebrate a soccer win with some drinks. 2nd night for dinner and drinks with friends. Food amazing, no complaints at all.

Thank 12Soccermom
Winnipeg, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

This restaurant was a real find. The owner and her partner were working behind the bar the night we ate there and they were very friendly ,hospitable and gave great service. The food was so good. They were offering a Sunday roast dinner with a peppercorn sauce....delicious! In addition to great atmosphere, good food and friendly service this local restaurant... More 

Thank Rosey S
Tagish, Canada
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016

We were delighted to have found this gem of a pub during our travels through NS. The service was excellent, the food was above the board for a pub, delicate and delicious and the prices were appropriate. Thank you for the great memories!

Thank mitchyc
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2016

We stopped here for a beer mid afternoon and liked it so much we went back for dinner. We were not disappointed. Service was great friendly and helpful and I had the peanut noodle salad with peanut chicken and it was delicious.

Thank rooriff
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2016

This pub brews its own Yorkshire Bitter, and it took me back to drinking pints in the snug at the Albert in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The range and selection of beers and wines is excellent and best of all it has a raw bar too.

Thank Charles J
Newport Beach, California
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331 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2016

The Townhouse is a lively fun place to eat. We were surrounded by college kids and their parents as they were moving in for the year. The service is friendly and nice. The food is only average. they had nice drinks and do have outside seating.

Thank beentheretooo
Rhode Island
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

By far the most delicious locally derived food in northeastern Nova Scotia. The food is prepared to order so be patient, it's worth it!

Nova Scotia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Love this pub! Regular menu items are all great! Specials are a very interesting fusion mix usually. Love the atmosphere!! Servers are great! The closest thing you will come to a quaint Irish pub west of Ireland! Especially if you are lucky enough to be there when there is entertainment, though not always Irish music.

Thank tripticketnovascotia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $14
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 College St, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 1X7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Antigonish
  • Phone Number: +1 902-863-2248
The Townhouse is a cozy, neighbourhood pub, focused on great Nova Scotian craft beer, and fresh, local food. We have 9 taps of NS microbrews, including our own Terry's Best Bitter, brewed upstairs, cask-conditioned, and served on a traditional hand pump. Our guest tap changes regularly, featuring one-offs & seasonal brews from breweries across the province. Our eclectic menu starts with the best local, seasonal products from the area - from seafood to root veggies - and offers them up in traditional and un-traditional ways! Our young chef, Jacob Buckley, and our kitchen staff take great pride in making all of our food - breads, desserts, pates, pickles, spice mixes, dressings, and chutneys - from scratch, in house. You'll find old world pub favourites like the Ploughman's Lunch or Fisherman's Pie, rustic taverna fare (Portugese Salt Cod Fritters, Tapas boards, oysters on the half shell), and globally inspired casual foods (Mexican Pizza, Baharat Lamb Burger, and our daily curry special). We are fast becoming famous for our ultra-rich Lobster Chowder and Polish Cheesecake. Although inspired by the neighbourhood pubs of the UK and Ireland, the Antigonish community and our wonderful regulars give the pub it's real colour and relaxed, friendly atmosphere.Weekly events include live jazz, a Sunday Roast and an excellent Irish traditional music session.

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