Rebekka Gondosch | Reporter
Local Spot: Coach & Lantern Pub
Hours of Operation: Sunday 12-10pm, Monday-Wednesday 11:30am-12am, Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-1am
Must-Have: The English Curry (try it vegetarian and spicy!)
“Sit long — talk much — laugh often” are the words printed in the menu of Ancaster’s Coach & Lantern Pub. Such words were the experience of the Crown team as we bonded together over a delicious dinner at this local gathering place. A British style pub, the Coach & Lantern boasts a beautiful entranceway (home to an ideal outdoor patio in the summer months), and possesses all the qualities of a quaint, dark, and cozy English pub interior. Situated between shops on Wilson Street, the pub is the third oldest building in Ancaster having been re-built close to 1823 after its original 1700’s architecture burned down in a fire. Once a hotel, the pub has historical roots; it was built for St. John Rousseaux’s son. For those who enjoy Hamilton hauntings, the Coach & Lantern website shares some of the ghostly encounters on the pub’s premises!
After a busy day at school, this pub is an ideal spot for relaxing with friends. The menu boasts plenty of pub favourites with terrific pints to match. In addition to great food, Coach & Lantern has a variety of exciting entertainment during the week: Monday trivia, Thursday open mic nights, and live music on weekends. Looking for a place to celebrate a special event? The pub now hosts gatherings in their Upper Coach dining space. Only a short distance from Redeemer campus, this pub is sure to have you sitting for many hours over great conversation and much laughter!
The Crown reminds readers to drink responsibly and not to drink and drive!