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Lieutenant's pump was founded in 1984, the second in a series of three "Pumps" opened in Ottawa during the early 1980's. The Lieutenant's Pump is now the last of the original Pumps in operation.

The first manager of The Lieutenant's Pump, John Couse, bought the pub from it's original owner in 1992. John continues to own and operate the business today. John is the good-looking amicable fellow in the sweater-vest and Florsheims often found observing service from beside the front bar or delivering orders to tables when things get busy.

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The Lieutenant's Pump is a pub in the style of old English city pubs, and we're proud to carry on the storied pub tradition of serving as a meeting place for our community. We believe the strong diversity of our clientele is a mark of our success. From serious lunchtime politicos to late-night revellers and dinner-dates to weekend brunch, we welcome everyone through our doors.

We're proud to offer an extensive patio, wheel-chair entry, four bars, and gluten-free & vegetarian menus.

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