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
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.
photos of the owners' families as well as places and
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.
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
Kildare House is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and late
brunch on Sunday. Enjoy live Celtic entertainment from Thursday
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.