Originally destined to be a German-style pub in keeping with the local culture, Lunenburg’s seafaring history eventually won out as The Knot has developed a decidedly sea-shanty-esque charm. For hundreds of years, oak was the traditional wood used for boat building in Lunenburg and inspired much of the wooden interior. In fact, most of the oak you’ll see inside onced formed Denyse’s father’s barn in Wentzell’s Lake. Now that’s local building material!
You’ll notice many nautical brass fittings as you look around which mostly came from the Lunenburg Foundry down the street. The copper pennies on the ceiling though are Denyse’s own design. She put every one of them up there herself. Try counting them!
The Knot Pub
Located in Lunenburg, Novas Scotia
The historic town has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995. UNESCO considers the site the best example of planned British colonial settlement in North America, as it retains its original layout and appearance of the 1800s, including wooden architecture in the local vernacular.