After my clients home inspection the other today I was on my way home when I realized that I had not blogged about the Globe Restaurant. I know it’s not exactly in Dufferin county but it’s only one concession over 🙂
I was introduced to The Globe 7 years ago while I was looking for a new house. It was not very well located while I was living in Milton, but now that I live & work in Dufferin County it’s ideal and well worth the short drive…
Every item on the menu is awesome in my opinion and my wife will agree, as she and her friends frequent it a few times a year. There is no way for me to pick a favourite but I will say the raspberry pie is outstanding! I’d love for the staff to come home with me and make my meals everyday but I think my wife would have an issue with that ;).
The service is always warm and inviting. The staff are attentive but not intrusive. The atmosphere is always friendly and cozy, no matter the season. so if you haven’t have the opportunity to eat there then I would say it’s about time you stop in for Lunch 12-2, tea 2-4:30 or dinner 5-9.
The Globe Restaurant, just off Highway 89 in Rosemont, was built in 1859 as the Globe Hotel, a local pub and stopping point for the stage coach. All three of their dining rooms feature fireplaces, and in the front dining room you’ll see a beautiful wooden bar and antique cash register. They serve lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.
The Globe is located at the corner of Hwy 89 and Mono/Adjala townline. They can be reached at (705) 435-6981 to arrange your next Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner or Special Party – and remember they are closed Tuesdays.
The Globe Hotel, one of the few early inns still to be seen in Ontario, was built on a Crown Land grant in the 1830’s. The present building, dating from 1859, was one of four hotels in Rosemont, which at that time was a larger community than Alliston. It served as a local pub, and also as a stopping point for the stage coach. It played host to travellers, salesmen, and even Fenian and other political gatherings. Prohibition in 1919 curbed its legal activities, but it still accepted overnight guests until 1955. A century has altered its outward appearance only a little from the original solid, no-nonsense attitude, it represented. The interior has now been restored and once again the old dining room welcomes guests with an early Ontario ‘Bill of Fare’.
In the early days, Rosemont boasted four hotels, one of which was the Globe. One night, a fire broke out in the hostelry built where the Anglican church now stands. The wife of the owner of the Globe rose from her bed, and grabbing her husband’s shotgun, ran outside in her nightgown and mounted guard over the well — the main source of water for the village, but located on her husband’s land. She stood there, daring anyone to fetch water to aid her chief rival for business until the building was past saving. The pump she guarded so valiantly is still to be seen outside — a tribute to the competitive instincts of our forebearers!