About Us

We have some Great News…The Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill is reopening for indoor seating, starting Tuesday, September 8th!
We are making adjustments to our seating capacity for your comfort and safety, and do require reservations for your visit with us, by calling 905 987 4200. We can accept walk-up customers, as space allows.
As the seasons change, we invite you to dine indoors, or on the patio while the weather is still nice this fall. Please use only our front door for inside dining, no rear door access will be permitted.
Remember to bring your mask, to be worn if you are not seated at your table.
Kindly bear with us as we adjust to the new environment!
Kevin & Staff


Make a Reservation, after 12 pm daily, at 905 987 4200. We have a great new system to keep your party safe, and socially distant, with our partitions, new cleaning and safety protocols, and new touchless, contactless menus! Just tap at the table, and view our menu online!


  • we can accept Reservations by phone, at 905 987 4200 Daily, of a maximum of 4 people Only.
  • we can only hold a reservation for 15 minutes, and for 90 minute visits.
  • no advance reservations are available at this time.
  • we will accept walk up customers if the space is available.
  • Please use the front entrance only to access our patio.


We continue to offer Takeout from our back window, during patio hours.  Call for Takeout at 905 987 4200, from 1 pm to 11 pm Friday and Saturday, and from 1 pm to 10 pm Sunday to Thursday.

Pick up your takeout order at our back window, at 119 King Avenue West, Newcastle.


NEW: Order Takeout Online: 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



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!