Casual Pub and Microbrewery
Hours of Operation
We will be CLOSED Sunday October 9th & Monday October 10th for Thanksgiving!
Have a safe & happy Thanksgiving from all the staff at The Blue!
Mon–Saturday 11:30 am–12:00 am (midnight)
Ale Trail T-Shirts Now Available!!
Fall Mushroom Foray!
Saturday September 26, 2015
Today was the perfect fall day for wild mushroom foraging. Every year at this time Long Point Eco-Adventures pairs with The Blue Elephant for a great day of wild mushroom foraging followed by a great lunch prepared by The Blue Elephant!
Join Naturalist Robin Tapley, and the Blue Elephant’s Executive Chef Heather Pond on the annual wilderness and culinary adventure of mushroom hunting, wine pairing, and culinary delights from the diverse regions of the Carolinian forests.
For more information on booking this great adventure please visit: www.lpfun.ca/guided-mushroom-foray
“The jig is up! Although Ontario’s Southwest has flown under the radar for awhile, this region is becoming uber popular for foodies seeking a gastronomic retreat. After a weekend in Norfolk County, I’m sharing four of the best kept (and delicious!) secrets about the food scene in Ontario’s Southwest. But go quickly: once the hipsters find out, tourists will flood this region.”
Read the full article here: http://www.eatdrinktravel.com/four-things-probably-didnt-know-ontario-southwest-norfolk-county/
The month of July will be dedicated to Lavender at The Blue Elephant Brew House! Our local Feature menu will be all about Lavender in honor of the Norfolk Lavender Festival. For more information on the festival please click here http://www.norfolklavenderfestival.com/
ATTENTION BEER LOVERS!!!…..HAVE YOU EVER FANTASIZED ABOUT MAKING YOUR OWN UNIQUE BREW?
Your adventure @ “Brew Camp” awaits you. Come and experience the Blue Elephant Brew house business behind the scenes.
Our brew camp is where great and wild ideas mess together. From the local farms, to local hop yards to our kitchen cupboard we experiment with new techniques and ingredients to push the craft brew concept a little further. Incorporating farm fresh local product like Riesling grape skins, sweet potato, baked local apples, fresh strawberries ,local sour cherries etc. etc.
Fresh Brewed Beer and Great Food in Simcoe, ON
In 1992, The Blue Elephant opened its doors. Our mission? To provide high-quality cuisine, both local and international-styles, using fresh ingredients grown within our renowned local agricultural industry. Over the years since, we have become a local landmark, and have been consistently evolving to improve the Blue Elephant experience. In 2012, we opened the doors on our Microbrewery to become Norfolk’s first-and-only “Tied House” (Pub + Microbrewery), crafting beers that used the same commitment to fresh, locally-grown ingredients as our restaurant. Learn more about all we have to offer below, or better yet, swing by and see for yourself!
Delicious home-style favourites, Thai delights, and pub fare, all made with farm-fresh ingredients.
Our beers are brewed in small batches with no additives or preservatives, using local organic ingredients.
From pub to restaurant, and from dining room to banquet hall, our atmosphere is as flexible as our menu.
Take Your Fresh Food, and Beer, Home!
Enjoy the tasty brew and fresh made-to-order food in the comfort of your own home! We offer a whole menu of Blue Elephant favourites for take-out, all made with the same farm-fresh ingredients you would expect of our dine-in experience. Want a tasty beverage with which to complement your delicious meal? Then check out our selection of micro-brewed beer for sale by the bottle or can.
Ale Trail Adventures!
Compiled and mapped by the Blue Elephant Craft Brew House, the Ale Trail features microbreweries and brewpubs within 1.5hrs from Simcoe, as well as a guide to microbreweries and brewpubs along Ontario’s beautiful South Coast!
The Blue Elephant Brewhouse is now a part of Feast On!
FOR LOCALS AND TRAVELLERS ALIKE, Feast ON IS A CRITERIA-BASED PROGRAM THAT RECOGNIZES BUSINESSES COMMITTED TO SHOWCASING ONTARIO’S UNIQUE TASTES OF PLACE. THIS INCLUDES:
Procuring. Food produced or harvested in Ontario, or food and drink made in Ontario if they include ingredients produced or harvested here.
Partnering. Being part of a local, regional, provincial, or national program that supports and showcases Ontario food and drink, its agricultural sectors, and best practices in the industry.
Participating. Community-based initiatives and experiences, as well as innovative and creative ways of building awareness around Ontario food and drink.
See the Site here: https://feaston.ontarioculinary.com/
Check out the new article on ottawaroadtrips.com that includes Norfolk County!
After growing up in Norfolk County, Heather Pond-Manorome travelled the world as a chef with an international hotel chain. Now she has returned home to showcase the flavours of local produce in her signature dishes. The oak-grown shiitake mushroom cream soup is to die for, as are many of the other menu items. With not one but two patios, the Blue Elephant in Simcoe is also a great place to stop for a cold drink.