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Earl Of Sussex Pub

#566 of 2,253 Restaurants in Ottawa
££ - £££, , British
431 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9M6, Canada
+1 613-562-5544
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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Pub, Canadian, British
££ - £££
431 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9M6, Canada
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

We chanced upon this pub and are glad we did because it was a perfect place to grab a bite to eat while waiting for our hotel room to be ready. We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door and seated at...More

Thank silverbrook
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for checking out The Earl and all the best.

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

All the standards: shepherds pie, curry, fish and chips. Closest place to eat from national gallery. Tasty and friendly!

Thank Patty F
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hi Patty, Thanks very much for the nice review. Yes, we definitely try to do the classics really well. I hope you had a great time at the Gallery.

Reviewed 31 July 2017

I was really disappointed in their ignoring-eye-contact slow-service. I worked in a bar and you at least nod your customer and customer understand you are busy, we see it. But it was slow from entry to leaving when the place was empty! There are so...More

Thank Nancy B
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hi Nancy, Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience yesterday. I will pass along your comments to the staff that were working and hopefully they will do a better job in the future.

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

10 years ago, I was almost a regular at this pub. Great to be back today. Good beer, excellent fish and chips, cheerful service. Will be back for more.

Thank Charles B
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Hi Charles! So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit after such a long time away. All the best and I hope your next visit is just as good as today's.

Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The Pub had a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere. A large and varied range of beers. The food menu was varied. My husband enjoyed his Chicken Pie. I sampled the Chicken wraps which were tasty. The staff were polite and helpful. Pub is definitely worth a...More

Thank smp110
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thanks for the nice review. We try not to be too fancy and just do what we do really well. All the best and we hope to see you again sometime.

Reviewed 22 May 2017

We popped in for a quick bite to eat as our party of four only had 45 minutes for lunch. We let the waitress know this and she was excellent. I wish I knew her name. She was training a young girl on the day...More

Thank PerthDarter
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Hi Perth Darter! Thanks very much for the nice review. I think your server was Rachelle. I will definitely let her know about your review. All the best and thanks for visiting us.

Reviewed 28 March 2017

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...More

Thank Patti K
Reviewed 14 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 reviewResponded 16 January 2017

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

Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank MKosche
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

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...More

Reviewed 11 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....More

Thank goodguyjas
Ryan O, Owner at Earl Of Sussex Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$11
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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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