Paudash's original country diner

since 1955 and still cookin'


Welcome to The Craftsman,
Paudash's Original Country Diner! 


Thanks so much for stopping by to check out our website! If you’re hungry and lookin’ for a place to chow down, head over to our menu, hours and location.

And if you’ve got a little time to spare, kick back and peruse our site. It’s full of information about our historyfood philosophyvaluescommunity, special events, and a bunch more. Even better, come on down to Paudash and see what's cookin'. Join us for breakfastlunch or dinner - maybe try one of our always changing board specials. We're just a short drive from Bancroft, on Hwy 28 South.

Come see why The Craftsman Restaurant has been a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike for over 30 years. Enjoy a meal, a hot cup of organic fair trade coffee, and check out our gardens and antiques & collectables. 

We look forward to seeing you here real soon!

Good Eats at the Craftsman
in Paudash Ontario

If you're looking to fill your tummy with something found it here at the Craftsman! We like to keep busy in the kitchen preparing wholesome comfort food.  Chef Jim likes to keep it interesting though too, with his special flare of eclectic country cooking, with ever-changing daily and weekly blackboard features. 

If you're looking for a place that is just everyday comfortable, real, friendly, local....that's us! Stay in the know by following us on Facebook and Twitter.  We regularly post about what's cookin'.  You won't want to miss this!


(613) 339-2456



Thurs 8am–8pm
Fri 8am–8pm
Sat. 8am–8pm
Sun. 9am–3pm

(closed in winter)



27965 Hwy 28 South
Bancroft, ON
(10 mins south of Bancroft, in Paudash) 
(click here for map)