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UPDATE! Kildare House

Built in 1885 for an employee of Hiram Walker's, the house on the corner of Kildare and Wyandotte has been recently transformed into a neighbourhood pub.

kildarelogo.gifOwners Heath Chantler and Akos Tozser (formerly of the Sandwich Mill) and a crew of friends and relatives created seven rooms, each with its own character and charm. Recycled furnishings from old churches, theatres and homes have been incorporated into the decor and a couple of "snugs" or seating nooks were built into one of the walls.

Historical photos of the owners' families as well as places andkildarehouse.jpg people from Walkerville's past are everywhere you look. The menu is traditional pub fare with the recent additions of some vegetarian dishes like wrap sandwiches and vegetarian shepherd's pie.

 "We want the food to be traditional but not too heavy," explains Heath, who certainly looks the part of an old country publican, with his side whiskers, pipe and cap. The pub features 10 Imports & Domestic Micro Brews on Tap  and a large Single Malt Scotch & Irish Whisky Selection.

The Kildare House is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and late brunch on Sunday. Enjoy live Celtic entertainment from Thursday to Saturday.


Issue# 1 Story: Happy Days Are Here Again!

Nearly six generations of Walkervillians have passed by the old Victorian house on the corner of Kildare and Wyandotte. Built in 1885 for an employee of Hiram Walker, The Kildare House is one of the oldest residences still standing in Walkerville.

Carefully restored by new owners Heath Chantler and Akos Tozser to "last another hundred years", The Kildare House is now a neighbourhood pub steeped in casual olde country atmosphere. During renovations, Chantler and Tozser discovered that several years earlier, two bearing walls supporting the back portion of the second floor, had been removed. Needless to say, the partners quickly replaced these walls!

Another interesting discovery was an old box found in the attic containing several receipts dating back to 1907 including some for Walkerville Hydro and for the old barbershop formerly located across the street.

Heath and Toz have created seven separate rooms all with their own character and charm. Live entertainment will be presented five times a week with an emphasis on Celtic and Folk music. The pub also features three dart boards, international soccer, rugby, Aussie rules football, Formula 1 racing, and more via satellite, meeting facilities and an outdoor patio.

A full menu will be available at lunch and dinner including traditional pub fare and colonial favourites like Halibut Fish & Chips, Broasted Chicken and Baked Leek Soup. Lunch specials will be geared towards the person on the go.

The bar will stock both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages: ten import and microbrews (including Walkerville Lager) will be on tap, premium and domestic wines, and an extensive whisky selection.

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