The Royal Coachman Restaurant is located on Highway #2, just 1 km east of Napanee. Fire Route #8087.
Originally the restaurant was a 19th century stagecoach stop. Today The Royal Coachman Restaurant is a large home with four cozy dining rooms on the main floor, with seating for up to 70. A banquet room can be found on the lower level, just off the outdoor patio that can seat upwards of 40. Our location can be used for different functions and private gatherings. Our casual and relaxed atmosphere is perfect for any occasion. A recent addition is a Venue Tent which can be used for a number of different events such as Weddings, Meetings, Private Parties and much more. With comfortable seating for up to 120 guests it is the perfect setting for that next special event.
Our Unique History.
"I spoke to John Mayhew about this mother's story indicating the stage stopped at the Milling's farm, now the Royal Coachman. He did not recall ever being told the story. I find Mrs. Mayhew's story a little puzzling since the stage coach would not have been the preferred mode of travel when John Milling, Harriet Mayhew's grandfather, owned the property. John Milling purchased the property in 1906 and owned it until 1930. By the early twentieth century, the railway, steamers and schooners would have displaced the stage in popularity. There is a significant amount of activity on the W1/2 Lot 22 C7 N Fredericksburgh from 1857 to 1872 involving several Napanee businessmen including Robert and Arthur Downey, Alexander Campbell, Robert Rennie and Alexander Roe. There is a significant jump in value between 1857 and 1867, $678.55 to $3,000. This would suggest that a structure or structures are on the property by 1867. After 1867, smaller acreages are severed from the 100 acres normally changing hands in this period. The 1878 Atlas shows four houses on Lot 22. The 1861 Census, notes two 11/2 storey frame houses on the 100 acre section. The Census suggests that a house is there by 1861. Stylistically, the Coachman seem to fit better with the late 1860's - 1870. In 1891, the property had been purchased at auction by Dr. Herman Meng for $400.00. The Napanee Express, May 8, 1891, reported that "Dr. Meng is painting up and otherwise improving his property". He sold it in 1900 to Andrew Fraser for $2,000, who in turn sold to John Milling in 1906 for $3,150, approximately the same value as in 1867."
"Can't say enough about this place. The ambiance is wonderful, the food is marvelous and the staff is fantastic. I would highly recommend this place for fine dining."
- Sharron Woods
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8087 County Road 2, Greater Napanee, ON, K7R 3K6
Tuesday to Friday
| 11:00am – 2:00pm | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Sunday | 4:00pm – 7:30pm