Seonaid and Bruce Davis - Owners and Hosts
Bruce and Seonaid have owned Manse Lane since 2008 and are long-time fans of this beautiful region. Seonaid was born in nearby Kingston and is now a teacher and consultant based in Toronto. She spends time at Manse Lane in the summer. Bruce's family dates back to Loyalist arrivals in Cornwall, Ontario in 1784. He has lived in Kingston, Smiths Falls, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Bruce and Seonaid both graduated from Queen's University in the mid-1980s.
Throughout the year Bruce divides his time between Gananoque and Toronto. He takes a lead role in running the business, making jam, baking bread and dreaming up crazy new things to add to the menu. Beware when he is hard at work in the kitchen, it's a whirlwind of activity!
Gananoque Brewing Company
In 2011 Bruce started the Gananoque Brewing Company, a micro-brewery. The company sells specialty beers to bars and restaurants in Gananoque, Kingston, Toronto and soon in Ottawa. When you are visiting local establishments ask for Naughty Otter Lager, Train Wreck Strong Ale, or Shiver Eisbock!