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Earl Of Sussex Pub

) #614 of 2,199 Restaurants in Ottawa $$ - $$$ Pub, Canadian, British
431 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9M6, Canada
+1 613-562-5544
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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Pub, Canadian, British
$$ - $$$
431 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9M6, Canada
Neighbourhood: Byward Market Area
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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 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.

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 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...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 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...More

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...More

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...More

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...More

1  Thank 2torontotraveller
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....More

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.

1  Thank Carte B
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....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...More

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...More

Thank CanadianRunAmok
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...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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$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
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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
  • E-mail
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?