We are beyond devastated to share that an early morning fire here at Whiskey Teller has caused considerable damage to our beloved 9 Church Street building. Built in 1884, a fire ravaged the building only 4 short years later in 1889. Like those who came before us, we will not give up on this beautifully historic building. In time we will rebuild, and reopen.
In the meantime our sister restaurant Founders House, has opened its doors, post seasonal closure, to allow Whiskey Tellers inspiration to live on. We continue to employ our staff, and bring pub style scratch cooking to the Annapolis Royal area.
The one and only pub in Annapolis Royal has been a landmark for many years as has the building in which it resides.
Built in the commercial district of Annapolis Royal in 1884 by a member of parliament to house the Bank of Nova Scotia, it faced the busy railway and dock yards, and bustled daily as civilians visited the banking tellers.
As years passed, this popular location would become the liquor commission, receiving barrels from the dockyards filled with spirits such as whiskey.
But the story doesn’t end there…