Regional Restaurants

THE KING EDWARD RESTAURANT & PUB: It’s a British Thing!

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Set in the rural town of Ilderton just a few kilometres north of London, this British-owned pub has been drawing crowds from far and wide since 2005, when owners Rich (the Brit) and Deb (his Canadian wife) rescued it from closure. 13 years later, it’s now a family affair with Deb’s son Tyler managing day-to-day operations.

The Scene

Right to left, owners Rich and Deb, and manager Tyler

The 140-year-old building has unique natural charm and atmosphere, essential to an authentic British pub. Original floor boards, wall boards and tin ceiling augment the bar, booths and fireplace to make what this a worthy destination. There’s a cosy patio out back for summer months and lots of free street parking for cars, bikes and snowmobiles in the winter. Known as The Eddy to numerous fans, many regulars now refer to this little haven simply as The Pub.

 

Menu Highlights

Cask-conditioned Real Ale Hand Pump

Pub food, yes, but on a higher scale than most. Traditional British dishes such as Bangers & Mash, Liver & Onions, Steak Pie and Fish, Chips & Mushy Peas sit alongside world cuisine such as Italian, Asian and Mexican, with vegetarian and vegan options. Burgers are made from locally-sourced meats and most items are created in-house from scratch. There’s a separate Chicken Wing Menu — with 51 flavours! The Kid’s Menu (under 12) includes dessert. Daily lunch and evening specials plus The Eddy’s famous daily soups ensures there is something for everyone.

The Eddy pours Ontario craft beers and the best beers from the UK. Ten taps rotate great draughts, plus The Eddy has the longest-standing genuine cask-conditioned real ale hand-pump in the area. Rich is a trained cellarman and cleans his own lines — frequently — to ensure you always get fresh, clean beer. 

Casual Dining & English Pub

13239 Ilderton Road, Ilderton
8 kilometres north of London
519-666-1991

HOURS:
SUN–TUES noon–9 pm
WED–SAT noon–11 pm

LUNCH: $8.95 – $11.95 
DINNER: $14.95 – $18.95 

thekingedward.com 

Traditional Pub Fare and More
Local Micro-Brewery Ales
10 Draught Lines
Hand-Pulled, Cask-Conditioned Ale
Take-Out Menu 
Free Wi-Fi 
Plenty of Free Parking

Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials

 

Fish, Chips & Mushy Peas

 

Always a Variety of Great Beers

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