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Temperance House

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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5 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940-3534 (Washington)
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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91 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after shopping in Bucks Co, sat at the bar and had drinks and apps, both were great, also it is an Inn in an old Historic, (supposedly Haunted) building right in the middle of all the shops along State st. Next time we're in the area not only are we going back but we will stay... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1,163 reviews
633 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here on a groupon and for once were not disappointed in a groupon restaurant. The beer selection was OK, and we were served by one of the owners because of staff callouts on the day we went. Kevin was great- chatty and pleasant, telling us about the place and his beer selection. We really enjoyed our seafood dishes... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Stopped in for lunch on a Friday. The place has nice ambiance to it, and a wide variety of selections on the menu. This place also offers a nice bar selection. While the menu options were extensive, the quality and taste of the actual food wasn't anything special- even somewhat overpriced. The service here is also pretty slow at best,... More 

Thank Sean P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Very homey with a ver historic feel! Great location ! Walk to shops and taverns! The hotel personnel were very hospitable ! If your into music, the inn has live music and a great bar! Most importantly, the rooms were very clean !!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in here for lunch while shopping in the area. We headed into the bar where there was plenty of seating. The bartender, John, was very pleasant, but clearly over extended, waiting tables in a dining area along with the bar area. This got worse when shortly after we ordered a pub crawl entered the bar.... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday night, so was quiet. Service was slow, but friendly. The bar was pretty good pouring wine and scotch, but the Margarita was pink. Obviously lemonade and tequila with some triple sec. Very sweet. Fried artichokes and carpaccio were very good. My fish was way over sauced, as we're most dishes. I think owners are a bit... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

The Temperance House has recently (within the last year) been refurbished and has an old world feel for dining. We had been there for dinner a few months ago and was looking forward to trying their brunch options. The menu is somewhat limited, but there are choices for everyone with both egg dishes as well as waffles and pancakes. I... More 

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Newtown, PA
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206 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to The Temp (formerly Ye Olde Temperance House) for over 40 years. After being closed for about a year or so, it re-opened with new owners and friends have been telling us how great the food is. H and I stopped in on a recent Tuesday night about 8:30 for dinner. We were told by the waiter... More 

Thank Songbird811
Washington Crossing, PA
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

We celebrated Valentine's Day at the Temperance House. There was a special menue for that day and we ordered from that. The setting is historical with large open fireplaces and thick stone walls and wide wood floors. The facility is not very large so reservations are requested. There is no parking lot but there normally is ample on street parking... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

I made reservations for a reunion with high school friends I have not seen in years. We were in the dining room with the fireplace. It was quiet so we were able to talk and catch up with each other. Our waiter, John, was great. He had suggestions and was attentive to our every need. Our meals were fabulous. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940-3534
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Newtown
  • Phone Number: 12159448050
"Simply The Best in Bucks", The Temperance House located in historic Newtown, Pennsylvania offers the finest in quality, service & accommodations. Our simple, yet elegant menu specializes in steaks & seafood. From intimate gatherings to gala affairs our banquet facilities provide a perfect venue for any event. Please contact our banquet coordinator regarding your next affair. Journey through our historic chambers & discover why our Inn is one of Bucks County's best kept secrets. Plush accommodations with an at home feel, we cater to corporate clientele, bridal parties & couples looking to get away. Please contact our Innkeeper for more information.

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