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Earl Of Sussex Pub

$$ - $$$
Byward Market Area
Pub, Canadian, British
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431 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9M6, Canada
+1 613-562-5544
11:00 - 00:00
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Caledon, Canada
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located at 431 Sussex Dr in Ottawa in the Byward Market it’s a close walk from the Fairmont, the Westin and all other hotels close to there. The Earl is owned by East Coasters from Nova Scotia. Its easy to tell as they have great east coast staff to serve you. Ally was our fun Waitress. I had the Chicken... More 

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Fairfax, Vermont
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Nice location, convenient when going to the Art Museum or visiting Norte Dame. Friendly staff, pleasant atmosphere. Good food.

Thank Jackie B
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us. All the best. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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253 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I pre-booked a table for eight of us for a Friday night. The booking went extremely smoothly and the table was ready for us on the patio as it was a gorgeous day. The Earl is a typical British style Pub which has a great sized patio and is located in a prime location for exploring downtown Ottawa. Our server... More 

Thank MKosche
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this review

Hi MKosche, Thanks for taking the time to let us know about your experience. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit for the most part. I have passed your comments regarding the food along to our chef and he will be working hard to make improvements wherever we can. We are launching a new menu next week... More 

London, United Kingdom
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541 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Comfortable place to break for a few beers or enjoy lunch and dinner. Close to attractions. Pleasant barman and enjoyed a starter that was big enough as a main meal for me. Couldn't finish. Some British Ales on as well as local beers. Good selection. I do find the drink prices high here in Canada as was this place and... More 

Thank goodguyjas
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this review

Hi Jas! Thanks for the nice review. I agree that draught prices are getting very high. I have tried my best to keep the prices down but we keep getting increases from our suppliers. Imported draught is especially high. Anyway, thanks again for coming in and we hope to see you again on your next visit. All the best. More 

Doha, Qatar
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636 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We visited the Earl of Sussex pub after a trip to see the Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun show at the National Art Gallery of Canada across the street. The place was in a convenient location and you can sit outside along Sussex which is nice in the summertime. Our drinks were fine and the place relaxed.

Thank DohaInternational
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this review

Hi Doha. I am glad you enjoyed your visit after touring the National Art Gallery. The patio is definitely a popular spot in the summer. Too bad it's coming to an end for this year. All the best and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
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553 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We went to the National Art Gallery in July to see the Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun exhibit. This restaurant is located nearby and has a very nice patio. Perfect for an evening's dinner. The service was excellent and the food is standard pub fare with reasonable prices. My husband had the chicken pot pie and I had the fish and... More 

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Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. We are very fortunate to be located across from the National Art Gallery on Sussex Drive. Their exhibits always draw a crowd and there is nothing like a cold beer after a long walk through the gallery. All the best. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I love this pub in the summer months after a walk through the National Gallery. I also love it in the winter after a walk through the NGC. Its a perfect resting place.

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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Went to lunch at the Earl on the eve of the Three Amigos summit (POTUS, President of Mexico, and Prime Minster of Canada) and had an okay lunch with a friend. Typical pub grub, fair portion sizes, decent food, and ok price for the area. The Earl is never inspiring but a solid choice for a basic bite and a... More 

Thank RandomString
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this review

Hi Random, I was happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunch for the most part. It's true that we aren't trying to be overly fancy here at The Earl. Solid food and a clean cold beer pretty much sums it up. I am a little concerned about the political commentary. In order to address the issue it would be... More 

St. John's, Canada
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82 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

While nearly melting in the early June heat, my coworker and I found Earl of Sussex and immediately agreed this was where we would have dinner. I'm glad we made this decision! We sat on the spacious patio and watched both people and whatever sport was on the outdoor tv. The menu was small but didn't want for anything. I... More 

Thank CanadianRunAmok
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were a large group in for dinner and drinks. We felt like we were in great hands right from our booking - the weather that day was superb - arguably the best patio in the market - we were seated outside - we received a warm welcome, the staff made us feel right at home. The beer was cold.... More 

Thank Randy N
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this review

Hi Randy, Thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad you had a wonderful time here at The Earl. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 10
Pub, Canadian, British
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9M6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: +1 613-562-5544
The Earl of Sussex has been in operation at the corner of Murray St and Sussex Dr since 1980. We have 20 draught beers on tap and one of the nicest patios in the ByWard Market. With lots of daily food and drink specials The Earl continues to be a favourite for locals and tourists alike. See you after work for a pint?

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