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Temperance House

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€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
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5 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940-3534 (Washington)
+1 215-944-8050
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Jamesburg, New Jersey
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Our first time at the Tavern. Meal was excellent! Seafood pot pie was superb. Nice flakes crust, creamy. Excellent! The Seafood risotto was nicely done with a very good portion of shrimp, scallops and mussels. Very tasty and nicely filling. Music was available tonight. We will be back. A Keeper!!

Thank tom s
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Been going to Temperance House before and after their reopening. Always had a good meal and good service. On a recent Saturday night we experienced extremely slow service. It was fairly early and not very crowded. We ordered the chicken chipolte soup which was delicious. However, our entrees were so so. I had the crab stuffed shrimp and my dining... More 

Thank JMH101
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Love the temp! Been coming for years. Food is always consistent. Service is great, especially from Margret who is often bartending.I highly recommend it!!!

Thank Kyle H
Holland, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Started off with fresh rolls right out of the oven. For an appetizer, I had the seafood bisque with a thin puff pastry overtop. For entrees, my wife had the Filet w crabmeat, spinach and mashed potatoes. I had pecan crusted salmon with spinach and half a sweet potato. Both were excellent. We were the only ones in the dining... More 

Thank Elby D
Elizabeth, New Jersey
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after shopping in Bucks Co, sat at the bar and had drinks and apps, both were great, also it is an Inn in an old Historic, (supposedly Haunted) building right in the middle of all the shops along State st. Next time we're in the area not only are we going back but we will stay... More 

Thank chetndeb
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1,257 reviews
693 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We came here on a groupon and for once were not disappointed in a groupon restaurant. The beer selection was OK, and we were served by one of the owners because of staff callouts on the day we went. Kevin was great- chatty and pleasant, telling us about the place and his beer selection. We really enjoyed our seafood dishes... More 

Thank MeraKi25
Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stopped in for lunch on a Friday. The place has nice ambiance to it, and a wide variety of selections on the menu. This place also offers a nice bar selection. While the menu options were extensive, the quality and taste of the actual food wasn't anything special- even somewhat overpriced. The service here is also pretty slow at best,... More 

Thank Sean P
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Very homey with a ver historic feel! Great location ! Walk to shops and taverns! The hotel personnel were very hospitable ! If your into music, the inn has live music and a great bar! Most importantly, the rooms were very clean !!

Thank Tracey C
Newport, Rhode Island
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stopped in here for lunch while shopping in the area. We headed into the bar where there was plenty of seating. The bartender, John, was very pleasant, but clearly over extended, waiting tables in a dining area along with the bar area. This got worse when shortly after we ordered a pub crawl entered the bar.... More 

Thank Anita C
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Went on a Wednesday night, so was quiet. Service was slow, but friendly. The bar was pretty good pouring wine and scotch, but the Margarita was pink. Obviously lemonade and tequila with some triple sec. Very sweet. Fried artichokes and carpaccio were very good. My fish was way over sauced, as we're most dishes. I think owners are a bit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940-3534
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bucks County  >  Newtown
  • Phone Number: +1 215-944-8050
"Simply The Best in Bucks", The Temperance House located in historic Newtown, Pennsylvania offers the finest in quality, service & accommodations. Our simple, yet elegant menu specializes in steaks & seafood. From intimate gatherings to gala affairs our banquet facilities provide a perfect venue for any event. Please contact our banquet coordinator regarding your next affair. Journey through our historic chambers & discover why our Inn is one of Bucks County's best kept secrets. Plush accommodations with an at home feel, we cater to corporate clientele, bridal parties & couples looking to get away. Please contact our Innkeeper for more information.

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