I spend a lot of time in Old Walkerville because I like the atmosphere, boutique shops, funky cafes, and friendly people. With a fall as beautiful as ours, it is such a nice feeling to stroll through the town shopping or sightseeing.
One of my favourite places to visit is the Kildare House. Rich with history, this is the only place in our city that represents a true country pub. The Kildare is different to other bars and restaurants; there are no pretenses and like their slogan says, “You are only a stranger once.”
The Kildare uses seasonal vegetables when they are available, shopping locally and visiting the market for special ingredients. In the summer, there’s even a farmer who knocks on the kitchen door to offering his fresh field tomatoes for sale! Guests can enjoy wines from Pelee Island Winery and Colio Estate Winery with other local wines on the menu based on their availability.
Recently I heard that the pub might be sold and I was saddened by the reality that my favourite haunt might leave as other businesses have. I needed to act! I joined the “SAVE THE KILDARE HOUSE” Facebook group and offered to help with fundraising. Now the “Friends of the Kildare House” are working hard to support our favourite local and you can too!
Here is what we have planned:
- FRIDAY, Oct 10 – Starts @ 8pm, Opening Ceremonies, Live Music from Rovin’ Trade
- SATURDAY, Oct 11 – Open @ 11 for Breakfast, Live Entertainment ALL DAY/ALL NIGHT (children welcome from 11am to 9pm)
- SUNDAY, Oct 12 – Pig Roast, Telecast of CFL Games, $3 Red Cap Stubbies
Join us for 3 days of great events on the Thanksgiving weekend. Bring your friends and relatives with you for great food and drink specials (imagine not having to host the meal this year…just bring your group in!).
There will be a $2 donation at the door for each day; a $30 donation will get you a free Kildare/Save The Pub t-shirt.
Shop early for Christmas (only 12 weeks away!): $100 gets you $120 in gift certificates (6 x $20, certificates applicable towards food only).
Raffles and more specialty events will be announced as we finalize details.
Visit www.savethekildare.com for more details.
Kildare House, Walkerivlle, pub