A traditional pub-restaurant in the heart of downtown Georgetown
The Shepherd’s Crook is a traditional pub-restaurant in the heart of downtown Georgetown, near the intersection of Main and Mill Streets. It’s housed in a designated stone building, erected in 1879.
It’s a place to meet friends and have a chat and there’s no television set to distract you from the craic. We serve good food, for good value. There are daily lunch and dinner specials to supplement the menu. Twenty draught taps pour only micro brews we have one pull handle for cask-conditioned ‘real ale’ and imports. There’s live entertainment on Friday nights, starting about eight o’clock. The music is usually Celtic or Folk.
Built in 1879. James Young was the original owner who sold part of the lot to William McLeod and part to Dugald Reid. The building was a Hardware Store from 1879 until December 2000.
In 1851 James Young was listed as a Reeve of Esquesing (1851 to 1856), General Merchant (Hardware Store) and Insurance Agent. There are streets in both Acton and Georgetown named after James Young. James was also a Captain in the Glen Williams Home Guard during the 1866 Fenian Brotherhood invasion at Niagara. James Young left Georgetown in 1865, his son, also a James, carried on the business until his death of Typhoid fever in 1873.