Kevin Adams, Owner of The Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill has been building a loyal customer base since opening the doors in 2009. Many years of planning and hard work have resulted in just the right mix of a Neighbourhood Pub and a Local Eatery; a place to gather and celebrate for special occasions or to meet up for a drink with good friends. What makes the Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill so special to visitors?
“There are three things you need to offer your customers: Great Service, Great Food, and a Great Atmosphere”, Kevin says, and his customers agree.
People often return to enjoy Weekly Menu Specials and Live Music every Saturday night, but come early, he notes. The place fills up quickly, so they also accept reservations in advance. The patio is a hotspot for impromptu parties and popular as a stop for cyclists and motorcyclists travelling through the area.
While working as a young chef in Clarington, Kevin attended both Durham and George Brown Colleges and graduated from their Food & Beverage Management and Hospitality programs. After working his way up in the industry, he took positions as Director of Food Services for larger organizations in the area. When the opportunity arose, Kevin identified a need for a new neighbourhood gathering place in town. He took all his hard-earned industry skills and launched The Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill.
The original building was constructed in the 1900s and relocated from North Street in Newcastle sometime in the 1940s. It was a former residence, and at one time in its history, a gas station, with the old sign post base sill in place near the sidewalk. You get a real feeling for it’s years of history.
Rental of the space is available, as is on-site or off-site Catering. Offering customized catering options for groups from 2 to 200, Kevin works with you to build a special menu for every occasion from intimate gatherings to Corporate events, based on your budget and your guest’s needs.
Sponsoring local sports teams and donating to Clarington’s many organizations such as the Horticultural Society, Santa Parade, Canada Day, Newcastle Lions and Big Brothers and Sisters Clarington makes the Old Newcastle House an integral part of the community.