Renovations are on the way...

Shadow Lawn Inn proprietors, Mary Ann & Jamie Gallagher are delighted to announce they have engaged the services of Judith Mackin and her interior design team, PUNCH INSIDE to breathe new life and design into Shadow Lawn Inn's historic Side Door Café.  The design changes will also include cosmetic updates to the Inn's main front hall.


Mary Ann explains "We are thrilled to be undertaking this exciting makeover of our restaurant.  We know how important it is to continually invest in a business such as ours.  When we purchased the business almost 5 years ago, our goal was to attract a younger clientele in addition to maintaining our current customer base.  We strongly believe that this latest renovation will accomplish our goals.  We look forward to working with Judith Mackin and her team to create a space that will appeal to all of our guests."


The history of Shadow Lawn dates back to 1870, when Mr. James F. Robertson, founding partner and later President of Manchester Robertson Allison, one of Saint John's premier department stores, built Shadow Lawn as a summer home in Rothesay.


In 1946 the residence began to evolve from family home to inn.  In 1986, Patrick & Margaret Gallagher purchased the property from Willie and Jean Ward.


On July 1, 2010, Patrick & Margaret Gallagher's son, Jamie, and his wife Mary Ann (McGuire), purchased Shadow Lawn, while working to maintain the Inn's historical beauty and character, undertook a subtle process of change, attracting new visitors from around the world.


"It's such a privilege to be involved in the upgrades and changes to Shadow Lawn Inn," says Mackin, Creative Director of PUNCH INSIDE.   "We think the restaurant design we've come up with respects the history of the Inn while bringing it forcefully into the 21st century.  These changes will not only involve new interiors but also the rebranding of The Side Door Café, something we're working on with one of our favourite partners, designer Lise Hansen from Bonfire Communications."


In order to accommodate these renovations, Shadow Lawn and The Side Door Café will be closing at the end of the evening on Sunday, March 15th and will plan to reopen on Monday, March 23rd, 2015.


Please follow Shadow Lawn Inn and PUNCH INSIDE for updates on their social media channels.

For Media Inquiries:

Shadow Lawn: Mary Ann Gallagher

506.847.7539 or 1.800.561.4166

PUNCH INSIDE:  Judith Mackin 506.647.7469

Shadow Lawn Inn at a glance...

Guests coming to town?

Why not suggest Shadow Lawn Inn for a unique overnight experience?  Our suites have been upgraded.  Have a look at our visual tour...


Our menus are ever-changing...

Celebrate a special occasion or simply meet a friend in the unique surroundings of Shadow Lawn Inn.

Chef Markian has created some tempting new menu choices while keeping a few of your favourites on our menus.

Take a look at our lunch menu and dinner menu. Call us at 847-7539 to book your table.

Reservations are not required but are appreciated.


Celebrate your anniversary in style

Deluxe Anniversary Package
Enjoy a 3 course gourmet meal, romantic accommodations with a piccolo of champagne and chocolate treats.  In the morning, you will be treated to a served continental breakfast.

tax & gratuity not included
Call us at 847-7539 to reserve.

*The Anniversary Special applies to every night except New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s and any other night that we have a special dinner.


Local artwork at the Inn

We are proud to support local artists by displaying their artwork throughout the Inn.  Our talented artists include Phil MacGillivray, Bob Black, Irene Yang, Lana Langille Doucette and Andrew Giffin.  Have a look at some their work.