Thirty four years ago two buddies from Delhi decided to open a neighborhood pub right in the center of town, on Main Street. They wanted to open a place that everyone could come to for fine food, sturdy drinks and a few laughs. Since the Pub was going to be smack dab in the middle of cow country, the name they chose should tell everyone what they were all about……”The Shire” was the perfect choice because it was, after all, the term used to describe the beautiful English countryside, much like Delhi, a landscape of rolling hills, dairy farms, grassy knolls, pigs, chickens and, of course, Pubs!!
So, The Shire Pub was born and never a better Public House in Delhi there ever was. The boys worked hard, played just as hard and good times at The Shire became the stuff of legend. In 1999, The pub’s doors were closed for good, much to the dismay of many a loyal patron. Where would they go for a juicy burger, a cold beer and some healthy chatter? In The Summer of 2010, motivated by a secret dream to once again see the Pub’s doors swing open, Ed and Sally O’Neill, each with 30 plus years of restaurant experience, decided it was about time to write a new chapter in the story of The Shire.
O’Neill’s Shire Pub, the name slightly tweaked to honor the fellas who started this in the first place, and to let you know who is responsible for what’s going on today, is serving fine food and sturdy drink five days a week. We’re here to pour it, grill it, shake it and serve it for you!
In addition to Chef Ed running the kitchen and Sally overseeing the business management, our team is looked over by Rachel Bracchy our general manager in charge. The bar room is full of good conversation, noteworthy beer and tasty drinks. We offer a variety of events to add even additional fun to your visits and keep you coming back for more. We’ve got the rockinist little waitstaff you are gonna find in The Catskills, a happy bunch, even happier when you come in and enjoy yourself! So that’s our story, there’s not much more to say except , “Come on down”!!!
Here at O’Neill’s Shire Pub we have a fond appreciation for the production of goods from our local farms, breweries and distilleries. Over the years, we have formed numerous relationships with farmers, brewers & distillers from the region and offer their products through-out our menu. We truly value being able to highlight what the region has to offer. We proudly feature locally sourced ingredients from:
Heller’s Farm, Bainbridge NY
Fieldstone Farm, Delhi NY
Hillside Honey, Andes NY
Darview Maple, Andes NY
Clark Farm Creamery, Delhi NY
Byebrook Brook Farm, Bloomville NY
Del-Rose Farm, Bloomville NY
Roscoe Beer Co., Roscoe NY
Upward Brewing Company, Livingston Manor NY
Muddy River Farm Brewery, Unadilla NY
Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown NY
Awestruck Ciders, Sidney NY
Do Good Spirits, Roscoe NY
Isolation Proof Gin, Bovina NY
Strickland Hollow Farm & Distillery, Meridale NY
Photos by Emilia Mary Photography