Wings, Beer, live music and adults in costume..... can an evening get any better then that? Thank you to everybody who came out to celebrate Halloween with us tonight, it was a great evening.
The Henry Harrison House, at 74 Main St. S in Newmarket, is one of the most significant heritage homes in Newmarket, according to history buff Wes Playter. It was the original home of Henry and Ann Harrison, but now houses the Grey Goat pub.
It was built in 1865. The two-storey residence was built in 1865 on a stone-rubble foundation and features a dominant gable roof and picturesque arched windows and gable.
The house is built of Newmarket-made bricks from the Stickwood brick yard.
“It appears that not all the spirits found at the Grey Goat are found in a bottle,” Mr. Playter laughed, noting previous owners and employees of the Grey Goat have stated they believe the house to be haunted.
Sudden door slamming, strange noises from the basement and seeing the outline of an old lady while in the basement are just a few of the experiences staff has reported.
There is a mystique surrounding the history of the house due to the fact the original owner died in it and it was used as a funeral home for a period in the 1930s.
The Grey Goat Pub is hosting their annual Halloween party Friday October 31st and we think thats awesome. What better place to celebrate Halloween then a haunted house?! With any luck some of the ghastly patrons will pay a visit.
This famous old York Region pub had closed its doors for a little while, much to the dismay of the regulars who had enjoyed the Goat's hospitality since 1982. New owners have since come in and done wonders with the place. The leafy patio, which looks down onto Main Street, has been redone and is now the best in town. Inside the new look Goat still retains its comfortable pub feel and the regulars are all back along with many new customers. The bar has twelve beers on tap including Kronenbourg 1666, Granville Island Pale Ale and Tennent's lager. Upstairs the pub has a function room complete with its own bar, a great place to hold a birthday party.
Entertainment is every Saturday night and on special occasions such as St. Patrick's Day. Owner Ross has brought his expertise in and has revamped the menu to reflect the success of other bars that he owns. The Goat is a wonderful pub with plenty of century home character, great staff and patrons who are happy to have their little pub back. Read More