343 King Street, East - Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3B5
Phone: 613-530-2550 ~  

(Formerly Sir John’s Public House)

343 King Street (near Market Square) Kingston, Canada    Contact Us:  613-766-9296

About The Public House, Kingston

The Public House (formerly Sir John’s Public House) occupies the building used by Sir John A. Macdonald as his law office from 1849 to 1860. Macdonald began his political career during this formative period and of course later became Canada’s first Prime Minister. He is credited as being the individual most responsible for Canada’s Confederation in 1867.  While touches of the past remain the pub has a contemporary atmosphere. The restaurant features a good selection of imported and local beers and local wines from Prince Edward County. The menu is reasonably-priced and features many pub classics. Customer favourites included the  breaded fish & chips, the Angus beef burger and the lamb shank. Other lighter and vegan plates are featured as well.  A lighter lunch menu is available most days from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and for the budget-conscious enjoy our value menu with a host of smaller meals all for just $5.95 each.  A Sunday Brunch is offered from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and presents a variety of tasty dishes for just $13 each.   From mid April to October 31 you can enjoy a busy patio which faces King Street.
The Public House offers one of the best happy hours in Kingston.  From 4 to 6 p.m. enjoy hospitality in the main pub.  Great discounts for draft beer, local wine and feature liquor with snacks at the bar.   The Happy Hour is always popular with locals and visitors to Kingston as well.
Open daily from 11:00 to close (Sundays 10:30 a.m.) Lunch – Dinner -Sunday Brunch and late night service on Friday and Saturday.
On our second floor we have THE LOFT.  Now open from Wednesday to Saturday nights from 5 p.m.  At THE LOFT almost everything is just $5.95; including a large selection of beer, wine and cocktails.  See our menu and more details below.

Live Music at The Public House

Wednesday evenings from 4 p.m. are Country-Western Wednesdays featuring your favourite country tunes from 4 p.m. Lane Duke entertains from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m.  Half-price chicken wings are featured on Wednesdays after 6 p.m. and don’t forget hospitality drink prices from 4 to 6 p.m.  Friday and Saturday guests artists will appear nightly from 9:00 to midnight including, among others, Jordy Jackson, Chris Jackson and others.

THE LOFT  $5.95

THE LOFT is located on the second floor above The Public House and is open Wednesday to Saturday from 5 p.m.  Almost everything on the menu is just $5.95.  See our 18 feature meals and beverage menu.  Draft, wine and an assortment of cocktails and pairs of shooters are priced at just $5.95 too.  Guest may order from our most popular dishes from the main Public House menu as well.  Enjoy our friendly staff and some of the best value in downtown Kingston.  This space is available for private reserved events with a capacity of 80 guests.  Direct your inquiries to 613-766-9296 or use the e-mail below.

Follow this link to view THE LOFT food menu: menu-loft-5.95-food

Upcoming Special Events & Features

Spend $10 or more on food before 3 p.m. any day and receive a thistle credit.  After 4 thistle credits redeem a food item of up to $13 any day before 3 p.m.
Only one credit per person per occasion please.  Pick up your Lunch Card in the pub.

Weekly Features & Value Meals for just $5.95

See our menu below for details about our value meals.  Follow this link for our weekly features:


Reservations: 613-530-2550 or Paul.Fortier@foodandheritage.com

Draft Beer & Cider Selections


Skeleton Park (Kingston, Ontario)
Beaus Lugtread Lager (VanKleek Hill, Ontario)
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company (Bath, Ontario)
Riverhead Brewing Company (Kingston, Ontario)
Calabogie Brewing Company


Moosehead Lager (New Brunswick)
Tennents Lager (Scotland)
Angry Orchard Cider (USA)
Cracked Canoe Light Lager (New Brunswick)
Hop Bot Brewing Company (Toronto, Ontario)
Guinness (Ireland)

Winter Menu 2020

Home-cooked comfort food and value is our specialty and we will try not to disappoint.  Our lunch features are available Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and our $5.95 value meals are offered Monday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.


Sunday Brunch

(served from 10:30 to 3 p.m.)

Follow this link to view our Sunday brunch menu:


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