About Us


Open Daily 11:30 – 9 pm, last call is 9 pm.




The Patio remains Open, weather permitting. Bring your own blanket for an extra layer of warmth! We have patio heaters, and safe partitions for your group of up to 4 people to enjoy some time outside! Our newest additions, covered patio gazebos, will keep your party socially distant, safe, and dry.

Please bring your mask for times when you’re heading for the washroom inside.

Make a Reservation for our partitioned patio for the day of your visit or for advanced reservations, at 905 987 4200.

We have a great new system to keep your party safe, and socially distant, with cleaning and safety protocols, and the touchless, contactless menus! Just tap at the table, and view our menu online! We can take walk-up customers if space allows.

NEW: Order Takeout Online and save 10% off your order, no minimum!

VIEW THE ONLINE ORDERING MENU https://www.orderoldnewcastlehouse.com/order#/restaurant/12463/collection/12965




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 some weekend evenings, 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.

ONH Interior

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 its years of history.

ONH Interior

Rental of the space is available, so please inquire about our special private party options and customized catering.


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.


Home of Newcastle Dairy Ice Cream, April to October: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON



OPEN May to October, visit the Newcastle Dairy Ice Cream, in the Back Lot of The Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill! Come out for a cone for a cup of locally produced, 100% Canadian made ice cream, all summer long!