For over a decade strong now, The Corner Pug, located on 1046 New Britain Avenue, has been a destination for classic comfort food in Elmwood, CT. Opened in 2001 by Ted Vetter, The Pug has received countless rave reviews and accolades from media and local residents alike. Most notably, the restaurant was awarded Best Pub Food in April of 2014 by The Hartford Advocate’s Best of 2014 edition. This makes it The Pug’s twelfth consecutive year of winning!
So what’s in a name, you may ask? The Corner Pug, previously called The Corner Pub, was the name chosen by owner Ted Vetter as a play on words. Vetter, an avid pug owner, decided to give the Pub a theme. His pug, Mac (short for Macaroon), became the loyal mascot of The Corner Pug. Mac not only graced the front cover of the menu, but also had his name attached to several of the restaurant’s items.
From Mac’s Big Burger to Mac-N-Cheese, The Corner Pug has become widely known, as it’s slogan states, for “Honest Food and Hearty Portions”. Whether you’re in the mood for freshly made Shepherd’s Pie, hot grilled Reubens, creamy Chicken Pot Pies with flaky crusts, or the authentic English classic- Fish and Chips, served on London newspaper print, The Corner Pug’s menu has something to offer every taste pallet. Come in and try these house favorites accompanied by a 20 oz. draught beer. There are twelve beers on draft to choose from in the Pug’s bar.
Upon entering The Pug, there are two large chalk boards on each side of the restaurant that prominently display the nightly specials offered by head chef, Emiliano Brites. A long time employee of The Pug, Brites was brought on to spearhead the kitchen in the summer of 2011.
The Corner Pug also offers weekly promotions and specials through social media. Check-in specials can be found on Foursquare and Facebook. Mac the Pug has even taken to Twitter ! You can follow Mac’s tweets at @cornerpug. .
Contact us at 860-231-0241 or by email at email@example.com about booking a large part in our side room which has been dubbed "The Pug Room". It seats up to 40 people.
The Corner Pug opens daily at 11:00AM and serves continuously until late in the night!