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Nova Scotia Food & Drink on the Authentic Seacoast

LobsterIn the historic seaside village of Guysborough, the Authentic Seacoast™ Company offers some of Nova Scotia's best food and drink. Guests can indulge in renowned local cuisine and wines in our historic inn, taste award-winning spirits and craft beer from our distillery and brewery, enjoy a craft beer and fish n' chips at our harbourfront pub or a freshly roasted organic, fair trade Full Steam Coffee at the Skipping Stone Café & Store on the Guysborough harbour.


DesBarres Manor Inn – Award-Winning Nova Scotia Food & Wine

DesBarres Manor Inn’s restaurant offers simple, direct and honest food that captures the traditions of our region. Named Nova Scotia's Cuisine of the Year, the Inn's seasonal menus are matched perfectly with wines from the Wine Spectator award-winning cellar. The romantic fireside dining room is intimate and relaxed or walk through the French doors for a quiet meal on the deck overlooking our six acres of landscaped grounds and the Chef's garden. After dinner, retreat to the Parlour room to enjoy a local spirit. Ask the Chef to prepare a gourmet picnic basket to take with you as you explore the secluded beaches and coves of Nova Scotia's Chedabucto Bay.
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Rare Bird Pub – One of Canada's 10 Great Craft Beer Destinations

Named by Where Magazine as one of 10 great Canadian craft beer destinations, the Rare Bird Pub inspires with wonderful harbour vistas, a large inviting patio, legendary fish n’ chips and our award-winning Rare Bird Craft Beer. Located in the historic Jost Building directly above the Guysborough Marina, the Rare Bird's East Coast charm means no one is a tourist, everyone is a guest.
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Skipping Stone Café & Store

Located directly above the Guysborough marina, the Skipping Stone Café & Store offers light breakfasts, sandwiches and daily soups as well as fabulous desserts and handmade gelato from the Harbour Belle Bakery and fresh roasted coffee from the Full Steam Coffee Company. You can eat inside or enjoy the scenic harbour views from the courtyard patio. The café has free WiFi for patrons.
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Rare Bird Craft Beer – Where Maritime Brewing Began

Rare Bird Craft BeerGuysborough is home to the oldest commercial brewery in Atlantic Canada, begun by Nicholas Denys in 1659. Today that spirit continues with Rare Bird Craft Beer. Located the Rare Bird Pub building on the Guysborough harbour, Rare Bird Craft Beer celebrates Nova Scotia's oldest brewing tradition using pure artesian water and premium ingredients. Paired with fish & chips at the Rare Bird Pub is one of the best places to enjoy a summer lunch by the sea in Nova Scotia. Take out growlers and bottles of Rare Bird Craft Beer are available directly from the brewery.

Rare Bird Craft Beer is available at select NSLC stores, private liquor retailers and restaurant and pubs across Nova Scotia.

Read more at www.rarebirdbeer.com


GLYNNEVAN WhiskyGLYNNEVAN® Whisky celebrates the traditions that bring family and friends together. Every bottle is the culmination of a journey across our great nation – a new Canadian tradition where the spirit of prairie grain comes to rest in oak barrels in our distillery on the historic Guysborough harbour. A second barrelling by the sea lends a distinct Maritime character to this small batch spirit, creating a uniquely Canadian rye whisky that is our toast to the ties that bind us together.

We invite you to join us at our distillery at Osprey Shores Golf Resort and create your own new tradition with GLYNNEVAN. Read more at: glynnevan.com

Sea Fever Rum

Sea Fever Rum
For more than three centuries, salt cod and lumber left the shores of the Guysborough harbour for the West Indies, the ships returning home with “hogsheads” of rum in their holds. This proud trading history continues today with Sea Fever Rum.

Select Caribbean and Canadian rums are oak-matured and craft-blended in the Authentic Seacoast distillery on the historic Guysborough harbour, creating three distinctive rums that capture the unique spirit of Nova Scotia’s Authentic Seacoast. Visit the distillery at Osprey Shores Golf Resort for tastings and take home a bottle.

Read more at www.seafeverrum.com


Fortress Rum

Fortress RumFortress™ Rum restores the 300-year history of the New France rum trade and is created by patiently maturing select Caribbean rum in oak barrels protected behind the massive stonewalls of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site in Cape Breton before travelling to the Authentic Seacoast Distillery on the historic Guysborough harbour for craft-blending and bottling. 

The result is a premium, richly-hued overproof amber rum, that delivers aromas of oak, vanilla and tropical fruit. Visit the distillery at Osprey Shores Golf Resort for tastings and take home a bottle of Nova Scotia history.

Read more at: www.fortressrum.com

Osprey Shores Golf Resort – Drinks in the Clubhouse

Located on a 60 acre peninsula in the Guysborough harbour, the historic Clubhouse building at Osprey Shores is the perfect spot to enjoy a Rare Bird Craft Beer or our local spirits overlooking the 9th green and scenic Mussel Cove. Once owned by Lieutenant-Governor James Chadwick Tory, the Osprey Shores Clubhouse is the essence of the simple, authentic friendliness of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, with open pine timbers and rustic seacoast charm. Osprey Shores hosts special events & tournaments throughout the year.
Visit the Osprey Shores Resort website

We look forward to welcoming you on the Authentic Seacoast for the best in Nova Scotia food, drink and hospitality on the Eastern Shore.

Authentic Seacoast
A trip to Nova Scotia's eastern tip reveals hidden culinary gems. Progress Magazine
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