Tag: craft beer

Burger Week for a great cause!

We are proud to be participating in this year’s HFX Burger Week.  With $2.00 from each burger sold going to Feed Nova Scotia we knew we had to knock this one out of the park.  Our kitchen teams put together an absolutely incredible burger that bursts with flavour and celebrates the maritimes.

Pump up the Jam Burger:

  • Nova Scotia Blueberry Bacon Jam
  • PEI Smoked Cheddar
  • New Brunswick Radler Aioli
  • Pickled Red Onion
  • Fresh Arugula
  • Beef and Chorizo house made burger patty.


We have sold more than 1,000 of these delicious burgers and hope to sell many more before the end of Burger week.

Come try it before it is gone!

Millstone Baker Drive  902-461-8053

Millstone Bedford  902-431-8053

Millstone King’s Wharf  902-404-8053






Happy Birthday Betty!

*these specials are only available at our Bedford Location.


It’s hard to believe that we’ve already done a full trip around the sun here at the Millstone in Bedford – our second location we affectionately call “Betty”.  We’ve been fortunate to meet lots of incredible people and expand our staff to include some fantastic, hard working and dedicated folks who go above and beyond for our customers every day. We’d now like to take a moment to celebrate our first 365 days in business in Bedford with a full week of awesome specials!

Everyone is invited to come check us out at 50 Gary Martin Drive, in the Sante Centre across the street from the BMO centre. The entrance to the Millstone is at the back of the building where there is also ample Free parking.

Remember, life opens up when you do. So pull up a barstool and have some fun.

Millstone Public House Bedford (902)431-8053 50 Gary Martin Drive


The Millstone Public House Victoria Day hours

As we enjoy this beautiful holiday Monday we may wish to raise a glass to the woman responsible for this National long weekend. Her name is Queen Victoria…and until 2015 when Queen Elizabeth stole the title she was the longest reigning monarch in England. With a total of 63 years on the throne this must be viewed as a rather large accomplishment in a time when many people did not live past 40. The period of her reign was known appropriately as the Victorian Era which is hallmarked by strict standards of personal morality and dress.

Victoria was born on May 24th, 1819 and was the fifth in line to the throne. When all four of her brothers died without heirs she ascended to the throne following a rather sad and lonely childhood. She was an 18 year old Queen, married to her first cousin when someone tried to kill her during her first pregnancy! She went on to have eight children and many more assassination attempts all while ruling an empire until her death in 1901 at the age of 81.

Her legacy includes the gradual establishment of a modern constitutional monarchy and reforms to the voting system which increased the power of the House of Commons and reduced the rule of the house of Lords. This forever changed the role of the British Monarchy and informs the way in which the current Queen interacts with the Prime Minister. In 1867, Walter Bagehot wrote that the monarch only retained “the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, and the right to warn.”

What a lady. What a life.

Both Millstone locations will be CLOSED on Monday May 21st.

Remember, life opens up when you do. So pull up a barstool and have some fun.

Millstone Public House Dartmouth (902)461-8053 250 Baker Drive

Millstone Public House Bedford (902)431-8053 50 Gary Martin Drive




Superbowl and our second Birthday!

On Sunday February 4th our little pub will turn 2 years old.  (Yes, we opened on February 7th, 2016 but it was on Superbowl Sunday so we’re rolling with that because it’s fun)  What an incredible first few years we have had.  Through a lot of learning curves, a few missteps and many wonderful days and nights we’ve grown into the community pub we dreamed of being.  We can not thank you enough for welcoming us into your lives and giving us the opportunity to employ 40 local service industry rock stars..it is a dream come true!  We invite you to come raise a glass with us in celebration of this 2 year milestone at the Millstone Public House.

We’d also like to invite you to come cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots as they battle for victory at the Superbowl.  So many have said the Eagles will take it this year…but then again the Patriots have their golden boy Mr. Bunchen 😉 .  The game will be played at both locations so pick your favourite Millstone and your favourite team and get in on the action.

If you want to know some things about the teams..click here.

Remember, life opens up when you do. So pull up a barstool and have some  fun.


Millstone Public House Dartmouth (902)461-8053  250 Baker Drive

Millstone Public House Bedford (902)431-8053  50 Gary Martin Drive





Come as you are….

When we dreamed of opening a neighbourhood pub we imagined a place that would feel like a home away from home.  A public place to chill out and enjoy some down time with friends & family or all on your own.  Every square inch of the Millstone Public House has a pinch of character and offers a gentle nod to the importance of play.  Yes, we love sports, but we also love the way people come together around them.  Whether lacing up or cheering from the stands we all have a connection to the game.  It’s about having fun and doing something just for the joy of it.  It’s time off the devices and we love it!  We see the pub as an extension of that; a great part of a day well spent.

We designed the bar top to be a spot where the rising of the glass or the raising of the eyebrow would be seen as a moment to savour the good stuff of life.  Our food is crafted with fresh ingredients and made by a team that understand how to bring the natural flavours out in all their intended fullness.  The drinks are well chilled and poured by a bartender who  loves what they do.  Wait staff are selected not only for their experience and skill, but for their capacity to make people feel welcome.  It’s been such fun to build our little family and we are deeply proud of the work they do everyday.  They invite you to ‘come as you are’ and hope that you’ll stay a while.

No, we are not perfect.  But, we genuinely aspire to being your spot, and we’ll do everything we can to make the Millstone your go to Public House!

Now with two convenient locations

250 Baker Drive, Dartmouth 902-461-8053

50 Gary Martin Drive, Bedford  902-431-8053


Potty mouth…spotless brewery

When we first began the search for the brews that would pour from our taps at the Millstone Public House we quickly found one brewery that did things a little differently.  In a world of political correctness and clean public images, the guys at Unfiltered Brewing have taken a different, and somewhat unconventional, path.  An introductory googling of Unfiltered gets you to their website which sets the tone for the audience; letting folks know where they stand when it comes to what is important.  When I asked brewmaster Greg Nash about the colourful language he was unapologetic and with a confident, sincere smile he simply said “This is how I do things.  It’s not rude, it’s direct”  He went on to explain that when the idea to launch a brewery began to percolate he knew one thing for certain – that it wouldn’t be about flash or marketing or gloss or even mass appeal –  “It was going to be about the f*#king beer!!”


Graduating from the American Brewers Guild in California in 1996 Nash apprenticed in three different breweries in Sacramento before heading home to Canada.  He made a name for himself around the maritimes working at the Pumphouse Brewery in Moncton and various breweries in the Halifax area before deciding it was time to brew for himself.  As any entrepreneur will tell you the trade off in security is the flexibility and autonomy to do things your own way.  For Nash, this was a chance to make “really good f*&cking beer that people who know beer will appreciate”.  It’s not bubbly and light and fruity; it’s full, rich, earthy and well crafted.  It’s made with four simple ingredients.  For Nash beer is a food.  “It’s got to be done right and taste great!  And it has to be fresh..freshness is key”.

While the language Nash uses, and the ironically named Charm School Pub next door, are decidedly potty mouthed the brewery itself is absolutely spotless.  There is an obvious pride of operations there and a deep and abiding love of the craft.  It’s a nod to the history of the great drink and a local business thriving right here in Nova Scotia.  What’s not to love about that?

We are always serving up cold pints of Unfiltered Brew at the Millstone Public House.  But if you want to grab a Growler or enjoy one at Charm School they are located at  6041 North Street in Halifax.