The Black Shire Pub

at 511 Talbot St, London, N6A2S5 Canada

London's Community Music Pub

The Black Shire Pub
511 Talbot St
London , ON N6A2S5
Contact Phone
P: +1 (519) 433-7737


We are THE definition of pub life. Downstairs is an Irish pub setting, with a comfortable laid back feel. Whether you are looking for an intimate night with a few friends or to meet new people, The Shire is consistently packed with the finest regulars and welcoming staff. With 17 taps, we’re sure to have the hops you love, the mild for the meek, and with a rotating tap and seasonal beers, something you’ve yet to try. We specialize in local craft beers because here at the black shire, the staff loves their beer. Take it up to the next floor, and this is where we play host as one of London’s newest and finest venues. We cater mainly to local acts out of London, St. Catherines, Hamilton, Brantford and Toronto but reach out West and even to the states for some events. We have had everywhere from Honky Tonk, to hip hop nights, Single acoustics to full five piece bands. We even throw a magic show in here and there. We also do full reservations, parties and event nights if you’re looking for that perfect spot. Our patio is the place to be during the spring and summer. It’s a full sized, serviced, smoking patio surrounded by twinkling lights located just North of Dufferin and Talbot. We’ve even been known to set up some live shows on the patio. Come in for one, stay for a few, let us make you our newest regular.


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We are located three blocks north of the Budweiser Gardens on Talbot st. with parking in the rear and on the street. We accept Visa, Mastercard, debit and cash and have an ATM located in the pub. Must be 19+ with I.D. after 9pm.(This applies to band members also) We do NOT cater all age shows. FOR BOOKINGS CONTACT: Jimi James

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The Ghost of The Shire. The legend is true!

Published on 2015-04-09 21:10:32 GMT

Whatever you're up to tonight, we'll be hosting an after party and you are invited. We have something pretty cool planned.

Published on 2015-06-27 18:41:07 GMT

Jim McGinley & Tara Dunphy are on tonight 8-11pm for Lord Thunderin' Thirsty Thursday! Robbie Burns is over which means we're ramping up for St Patrick's, join us for pints, pulled pork and a big of the craic!

Published on 2015-01-29 16:29:12 GMT

Tonight at The Shire: The Living Satellites w/ Mermaids Exist & The Bellows $5 | 19+ | Doors at 9pm

Published on 2014-09-05 17:14:06 GMT

It's OPEN MIC NIGHT with host Pat Maloney 9-12 *No Cover* BYOGuitar Food & drink specials available.

Published on 2014-09-02 19:27:28 GMT

We are very pleased to be hosting the ALS Ice Dunk Challenge today 1-4pm, presented by Marcellus Wallace, London Indie Underground and DJ DoubleDown. Hamburgers, hotdogs, music and laughs. Come down and help us raise some money for this great cause. Bring a towel!

Published on 2014-08-30 16:21:36 GMT

Who's hungry? Our dinner special tonight is The Shire burger w/ fries & a pint for $9.99. It's a sweet meat deal! Live entertainment in the pub 8-11pm with Hey Loretta! Come on down!

Published on 2014-08-27 20:43:37 GMT

It's OPEN MIC NIGHT with Pat Maloney 9-12 *No Cover* BYOGear Come on down and be both entertained AND the entertainment. Cheap drinks and half-priced appetizers.

Published on 2014-08-26 19:53:12 GMT

This weekend at The Shire! Friday - KING PIN EP Release w/ Storyteller, The Raspberry Heaven & The He-Jobs | $5 | 19+ | Doors at 9pm Saturday - Holy Roller w/ Hill Valley Lightning, Lee Baby Sims & 1951 | $5 | 19+ | Doors at 9pm

Published on 2014-08-21 20:46:54 GMT

Shire burger and a pint every Wednesday for only $9.99. Guaranteed to fill yer gut! Hey Loretta! performs 8-11 tonight in our pub. Come on down

Published on 2014-08-20 18:50:08 GMT

Join us every Sunday night for #BigShinySunday with DJ Teenwolf aka Brandon Eedy. 90's tunes and cheap drinks. Music starts at 10pm Our Sunday food special is a steak dinner for $10.99. Enjoy!

Published on 2014-08-17 23:44:06 GMT

Friday afternoons at The Shire feature free acoustic performances on our patio from 5-8pm (weather permitting). This week's perfomers are Neisha Dunn and Nick Haberer. Tonight - Motion Grove with Ev Kinsella and friends. $5 | 19+ | Doors at 9pm.

Published on 2014-08-15 16:59:15 GMT

You might be missing us right now, but not nearly as much as we are missing you. The music is still alive and well in London. If you're looking for a place to take in local music, we recommend Rum Runners and Call The Office for all of your entertainment needs. #SupportLocal

Published on 2015-09-02 20:31:29 GMT

With many years of being a pub, and many owners who have tried their way; The Shire, The Blackshire, & The Last Drop, have been a home and a watering hole for many of you lovely people. It is very depressing and upsetting to be saying this, but we have closed the doors for good. The management team is very, very sorry, we weren't able to host a last week hurrah for everyone. Due to legal complications, the doors were shut sooner than we expected. To all the bands, we thank you so much for blessing our stage (both upstairs and down) with your great talent. We have seen some great bands and solo acts throughout the years, and we wish you the best of luck on your road to success. To the regulars, oh how you made the place glow. With such a diverse crowd ranging from 20 year olds to 60 year olds (Jerry), you guys made this place, a place people can call home. From the familiar faces to the familiar drinks, you all knew and loved each other. Thank you for your many (many) years of dedication. Hopefully one of you rent a condo in the new building and we can come drink there this time! Last but sure as hell not least, the staff. Whether you're a promoter, server, bartender, security, sound guy or kitchen, you guys were the god damn backbone to this place. You were the face and personality of the bar, and you did a great job doing it!! You knew the regulars better than you knew your own families, & you loved the bands just as much as a crazed fan. You worked long hours, covered each others asses, and gave the boss a receding hairline. But we love you and always will. So thanks to all of you throughout the years, who have made this place the place to be. The Shire personally thanks each and everyone of you, don't let this be an end to a great group of people. Keep in contact with each other, and party on! Long Live The Shire! - Management

Published on 2015-07-24 16:02:55 GMT

Hey Loretta is back tomorrow from 7-10pm! Come down for London's best country music paired with a burger & pint for only $14.50. See you there!