The owners of the Squire’s Pub located in Moore County NC descend from four of the countries in the British Isles–England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Elizabeth, Lisa and Scott Downing Dawson’s ancestors gave land to the crown where No. 10 Downing Street, the home of Prime Ministers, stands today. Deirdre Collene Sweeney Dawson is of Irish ancestry. The Squire’s Pub, a British–American restaurant/pub, opened for business in May, 1991 in Southern Pines NC.
Décor At the Squire’s Pub
Stained and etched glass, hanging mirrors, and dark woods make the Squire’s Pub restaurant feel warm and inviting. Authentic British Pub artifacts and antiques such as a 1719 map of Kent, photos of Trafalgar Square, and other places in London, Weymouth, Dorset; and other memorabilia add interest to your visit. Dart boards hanging on the wall and darts, backgammon and cribbage are available from the barkeeper to add fun when you’re in the pub.
Voted September as “The Best All Around Restaurant” in Moore County by the Pilot Newspaper’s readers choice survey three years in a row! Also voted as the winner of “Best Beer Selection”, “Best Place For Lunch”, “Best Place for Lunch Under $10.”, “Best Dessert”, and “Best Place For Friendly Service”. Gourmet Magazine solicited and published in its December, 1992 Christmas issue Chef/owner Scott Dawson’s original recipe for Lavender Roasted Cornish Game Hen.
The Pinehurst Outlook’s Readers’ Choice Awards resulted in The Squire’s Pub voted the “Best Restaurant,” “Best Bar/Lounge” and as having “The Best Burger.” Chef/owner Scott Dawson has appeared as a guest chef on over 20 television shows throughout North Carolina including stations WECT-TV6 Wilmington, WRAL-TV5 Raleigh and WKFT-TV40 Fayetteville
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The Squire’s Pub/Restaurant is locally owned by Something More Inc., which is family owned and operated by the James Dawson family of Pinehurst NC and the Scott Dawson family of Southern Pines NC.