As Seen On TV – The Old Newcastle House Goes Global

July 12th, 2020 is an exciting day for The Old Newcastle House! A film crew is coming out to shoot an episode of The Global Barber, with our neighbours up the street at the Refinery Salon & Barber, and, we’re going to have a short feature in the production on our Patio!

The Old Newcastle House will have a few interviews with our customers and staff,  and, guests of the show will be dining on our patio. The episode will air in the late fall of 2020 on City TV and OLN. Thank you to the Global Barber for the opportunity to be featured!


Sister ‘Newcastle Houses’ in the United Kingdom!

We had a great chat with a new friend in the UK in the Spring of 2020, looking up ‘Newcastle House’ on Google, and coming across us on the World Wide Web recently. Ian Young from Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, sent us these great images of other Newcastle Houses overseas! Ian is an amateur photographer, researching the history of pubs and enjoying photography of these stately old gems in the British countryside.

Supporting Local during Covid-19

We’ve seen some incredible examples of giving and support during Covid-19, and we have one to share with you…We’re sending out a Big Thank You to our customer, Cliff Cooper, for your outstanding support for us at The Old Newcastle House, consistently ordering Take-Out, and sometimes just giving generously with NO ORDER AT ALL, during Covid-19, We Thank You!
It’s people like Cliff that bring a smile right to your ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


Sending some cool treats out to the folks at Marnwood Life Care Center in Bowmanville called for the Captain of Ice Creams, Captain Cyclone! A big tub of Central Smith Creamery Ice Cream was donated by the Old Newcastle House, and enjoyed by all!
Captain Cyclone will put a smile on your face, with a bright and happy triple blend of lemon, bubblegum and strawberry flavours!
It’s nice to see they enjoyed it, and a good way to give back to those who really need a treat!


We had a nice Hidden Rock Surprise at the ice cream trailer, how ‘cool’ is this ice cream shaped rock sent to Newcastle Dairy Ice Cream, thanks to whoever left that for us in the early days of Spring.
It’s just another reason we say, ‘NEWCASTLE ROCKS!’


Some special friends at our local Rona Hardware in Newcastle were the recipients of a great lunch from The Old Newcastle House in the early days of Covid-19. The staff of Rona are always there for our community’s support, so giving back was an easy choice. The team enjoyed burgers, fries, chicken and Caesar salad for lunch!


We sent out a Special Thank You Lunch On Us, from The Old Newcastle House, to our hardworking friends over at the Beer Store Distribution Centre, in Whitby Ontario!
35 hungry staff were happy to receive Chicken Wings, Chicken Fingers, Cheese Sticks, Caesar Salad, dips & sauces!
Perry Robidoux, our Rep. from Labatt Breweries of Canada, reached out to The Old Newcastle House Taps and Grill, and asked what can we do to help the Beer Store Distribution Center, to their team working through this crisis…They send beer to every grocery store, bar, restaurant and outlet across Southern Ontario! We were happy to help out in this time of need, and the beer needs to flow, regardless of the situation! Thank you for all that you do, Day In, and Day Out, from Labatt Breweries of Canada, and your friends at The Old Newcastle House!


Christmas 2019, Sponsoring the Newcastle Lions Club Festival of Trees & Wreaths Nov. 15th – Dec. 15th

We’re always happy to support our local Newcastle Santa Parade and be a sponsor, donating a tree for the Newcastle Lions Club Festival of Trees and Wreaths.


Winter Wonderlights Annual Hall Tree Lighting, Nov. 15th

It was a great night for the Town Hall Lighting on Friday, November 15th in the Village of Newcastle! We were busy handing out hot chocolate and candy canes for the visitors and getting into the Christmas Spirit! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to partake in the festivities!

 Giving Back: Handbags for Hospice Fundraiser, November 2019

We were happy to help support the new Clarington Hospice project and donate wine for the participants of the Handbags for Hospice Event in November 2019. Funds raised go to building the needed funds to build the Durham Region Hospice with 5 beds being built for Newcastle in the near future.


Supporting Local; The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington Annual Food, Wine & Beer Festival 2019

The Old Newcastle House is happy to support this outstanding organization each year, and showcases our summer menu with a sampling, and this year’s stone fruit salad was a great hit! Chef Tony served up this new salad and we were able to raise an additional $130 for the BBBS Clarington, who support 500 of our local youth all through the year with outstanding volunteers. We’re happy to sell tickets for the event each year and make it easier for visitors to attend.

Thank you to everyone who came out to visit and stopped by our table to say hello!

Newfie Kitchen Party Fundraiser Generates $2000 for the Durham Region Hospice

March 2019

We were happy to be able to present Durham Region Hospice (Clarington) with a cheque for $2000, following the Newfie Kitchen Fundraiser held earlier this year.


We’re always ready to help out the community in Newcastle, and the Newfie Kitchen Fundraiser truly was a great way to start building a connection with local residents, that working together, the new Hospice will become a reality. Organizer Donna M. was thrilled to receive the donation, given during the most recent fundraiser held at The Massey House Restaurant. Organizer of the Kitchen Party, Lloyd Johnston, provided the entertainment and kept the crowd entertained once again while guests enjoyed the fantastic turkey dinner.

Kevin Adams, Owner, The Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill
Jill Richardson, Volunteer Coordinator, Durham Region Hospice (Clarington)
Lloyd Johnston, Volunteer, Coordinator for The Newfie Kitchen Party Fundraisers
Jeff Marchant, Owner, Marchant Custom Builds & Contracting


Organizer Jill Richardson, who founded the group currently responsible for seeing the Hospice come to Clarington over 5 years ago, is so happy to be seeing this kind of progress and for the community to come together as it has.

We look forward to hosting the new Kitchen Party Fundraiser on the Patio at The Old Newcastle House in the Summer of 2019. Stay tuned for our announcement, and get your tickets early as it sells out quickly!

To make a donation online, visit the Durham Hospice Website at:

Clarington Tourism Brews and Bites Campaign with The Old Newcastle House!

When the weather drives us indoors just about every day,  why not make the most of it and take yourself out for a Brew and A Bite! Clarington Tourism is featured The Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill and local craft brewer, Chronicle Brewing Co.  Come out and see what pairs with this excellent local #CraftBeer!

The Old Newcastle House in the Community in Clarington: Working together for a better Newcastle!

We know the challenges of keeping our community strong, and we are happy to support many local groups as part of our efforts to give back each year, for great causes here in Newcastle.

We thank the hardworking volunteers for their time and commitment to organizing events, and raising money for those in need locally. We have contributed funds, sponsored individuals, and continue to give. This far we have donated over $20,000 to various causes.


Since 2009, The Old Newcastle House has supported the following organizations in recognition of their great work here in Clarington:

  • Newcastle Lions Club
  • Newcastle Horticultural Society
  • Newcastle Colts Soccer Club
  • Newcastle Public School
  • St. Francis of Assisi School
  • Clarke High School
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington
  • MS Society of Canada
  • The Federation of Anglers & Hunters
  • The Newcastle Santa Claus Parade
  • The Newcastle Canada Day Celebration
  • Newcastles of the World Ontario 2016
  • Newcastle Chamber of Commerce

To inquire about contributions to local causes, please email us at: