Olde Shoppe Restaurant Open Mother’s Day Weekend

Olde Shoppe Restaurant OPEN Mother's Day Weekend

Saturday and Sunday

by Reservation Only
(Takeout is available)

Settings at
12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The Menu

Click here to download a copy of the Mother's Day Weekend Menu

Turkey Dinner
with all the trimmings

8oz Striploin Steak
Tea/ Coffee

Salmon Dinner

Deep Fried Cod 2 pc

Mother's Day

(Each Mom will receive a Carnation complements of the Village)

Kids Menu Available

Reservation Only (Takeout Orders Available)

4 Settings at

12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


AND ... Look Who's Coming Back for the 2019 Tourist Season
Deb and Jo Variety 2019

That's right! Deb and Jo are back again this summer.  Every Wednesday night!  This year they are joined by musician, Eric Butler.

You won't want to miss this fun evening.  Seats are limited and fill up quickly so we highly recommend you book your space immediately.

We are taking reservations NOW!


Call 709-536-3220

or Email: barboursite@nf.aibn.com

Barbour Living Heritage Village


Alphaeus Barbour House Reopens

Wonderful News! The restoration project is now complete!

Alphaeus Barbour House is reopening this summer

You just have to see this place.  It is right out of the past. 

Each room is a treasure in itself. Do the tour and then join us in the Dining Room where we'll be serving high tea at 2 pm each day.  It's going to be fine bone china and homemade Newfoundland goodies and homemade jams.

Information about the House

The Alphaeus Barbour Home is one of two heritage homes at the Barbour Living Heritage Village, Newtown, It was built by the Barbours, one of the most prominent sealing families in Newfoundland.

The house was originally built for Captain Alphaeus Barbour, one of Benjamin Barbour's grandsons. Construction was started in 1904 and did not finish until 1907. In 1925, the house was sold to Samuel Barbour and eventually passed to Samuel's son, Edward. The house remained in the Barbour family until 1993, when it was purchased by the Cape Freels Heritage Trust, Inc.

Barbour Living Heritage Village

Alpheaus Barbour Home

Fourteen of the descendants of Benjamin Barbour became captains and ten of those were sealing captains. The Barbours were also involved in trades outside the sealing industry. Most were involved in the fishery, especially the Labrador fishery. They also established and maintained a business in Newtown until the 1960's, as well as in St. John's, the capital city. During the Barbours' peak business era, the shoreline near the house was completely developed with storehouses, fishing stages, wharves, liver factory, and a general store. These business ventures made the Barbours vital to the economic well-being of the small community of less than 600 residents.

Barbour Living Heritage Village

Winding Staircases

The Alphaeus Barbour House is a three-storeyed wooden house in a Queen Anne Revival style that was popular with the Newfoundland merchant at that time, especially in St. John's. The house is a timber-framed structure built mainly of pine. It has bay windows, floral glass works and a tower on a corner section. One of the most intricately-designed houses on the north side of Bonavista Bay, it has been the subject of paintings by famed Newfoundland painter, David Blackwood.

The house became a Registered Heritage Structure in 1986 and was presented with the Southcott Award for heritage preservation and restoration in 1998. And in 2019, once again restored to its original beauty, the Alpheaus Barbour House Reopens to the public. It is a major part of the Barbour Living Heritage Village with guided tours provided during the tourist season.

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