Circa a long, long time ago
It was 1761 when a vessel dropped anchor in what is known today as Chester Basin. The vessel carried 30 settlers with land grants and a mandate to establish a coastal settlement. As the settlement grew, so did the demand for accessible goods. In 1764, a mercantile opened that catered to the settlers’ basic needs. Over the years, it expanded and evolved to house a blacksmith, pharmacy, general store, inn, and today, the Fo’c’sle Village Pub.
So when you’re enjoying a meal in the dining room, you’re sitting in what used to be a blacksmith’s workshop; if you’re at the bar, you’re sipping a pint where the mercantile front counter once stood; and should you wander over to the Liar’s Table, in 1960, you would have had to push a horse aside to find a seat.
That’s our story and we’re sticking to it.
Comfort food at its finest
We’re proud to be the local go-to for elevated pub fare and coastal cuisine. Try something classic or find your new favourite.
Nod to Nautical
Our name, Fo’c’sle, is short for forecastle. In nautical terms, it is the section at the bow of a ship where the crew’s quarters were housed below deck.
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