The Secret Door

Ye Olde Towne Pub has a secret.  Unlike many secrets, this is a good secret.  In the corner of the dining room is a humble set of shelves.  As is appropriate to a pub, these shelves hold a collection of old beer bottles.  But, what is hiding behind the shelves?

If you push on one of the shelves, the whole shelving unit will slide back to reveal a door.  By stepping through the door you will find a stairwell which takes you the Pub’s new second floor meeting room.  This new space is ideal for meetings, gatherings, Christmas parties or other events.  So, why not take a step through the secret door?

The shelves

The shelves

 

The secret door

The secret door

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We love our Keith’s!

Mmmmmm...mmmm....good!

Mmmmmm...mmmm....good!

Yes, we Bluenosers love our “Keets”, as we call it. Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale to be precise, although Keith’s Brewery certainly produces other great “refreshments” as well.

For more than 185 years, Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale has been the toast of Nova Scotia. It’s a time-honoured recipe, steeped in authentic Nova Scotia tradition. Even as times change, Alexander Keith’s proudly remains the same: a beer brewed without compromise since 1820. For this we have the great brewmaster, Alexander Keith, to thank.

I went to Mount Allison University in New Brunswick for four years in the early 1980’s, before Keith’s was sold outside the Province, and there was a traditional caravan of students making the pilgrimage to Amherst, NS every Friday to bring back some “good beer” for the weekend!

Keith’s is the number one seller at Ye Olde Towne Pub, both in bottle form and “on tap”.  Cuz here in Nova Scotia…

Those Who Like It, Like it a Lot!

Potachos!

Here is a culinary treat that you can only find at Ye Olde Towne Pub. Potachos, the creation of Pub owner Brian’s mother Velma Keevil, are perhaps the perfect blend between french fries and nachos. Imagine a plate of deep fried lattice potato chips covered with melted cheese, tomatoes, green peppers, and onions.  These are served with sour cream and a zesty salsa.  What a great idea for a snack!

Potachos are a terrific treat!

Potachos are a terrific treat!

Thursday Night Bluegrass Jammin

Thursday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. you will find some of our less known, but surprisingly well accomplished local musical artists, getting together to entertain themselves and everyone who cares to listen in as they perform a number of Bluegrass tunes. They aren’t all that big on requests, but seem open to having others who want to bring their instrument along join in.

Plan to come early and have dinner. The pub offers an extensive menu to choose from. Better yet, bring a group of friends and make an evening of it.