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The Guv'nor Pub

) #55 of 291 Restaurants in St. John's $$ - $$$ , ,
389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
+1 709-726-3053
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“potato skins” (2 reviews)
“wings” (6 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
$$ - $$$
389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a huge fish and chips fan but this was in top 3 for the city. Absolutely the best I've ever ate. Good presentation. Flavor was perfect. Dressing and gravy on the fries was perfect. Not too much, just enough. Prices were decent...More

Thank cjjuicejulesmommy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get beyond your money's worth with most meals here. My preferred choices include the pea soup (huge bowl, at a low price), breakfast skillet (portion is basically enough for two adults), and French onion soup (was so yummy the first time I tried it,...More

Thank Jacinta R
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Wing night Tuesday was great! A large order of wings for the price of a small -- who wouldn't want that! Add a plate of real potato skins, and you have an impromptu dinner for two. Very -- nay wonderfully nice staff!

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I've been going here for years. Great service in a comfortable setting. Our server Francis was fantastic. Thank you for making our night 😊

Thank QuackersMcQuacksalot
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

It has a cozy environment with good service. Especially, I love the prime rib so much! Good price for the food

Thank Fateme A
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Have stopped in to eat at the Guv'nor quite a few times and I get surprised each time. With each visit I like to try something different and so far I have never been disappointed. The staff are very friendly and helpful. One of my...More

Thank Trudy O
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Great after-work meal with friends. Staff great, very friendly (special shout out to Jordan) for bday treat for our friend :) Traditional style pub with cozy booths, wallpaper & carpeting. Large menu & daily specials.More

Thank NFgirl23
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

HI NFgirl23 Thank you for taking the time to write this review, I will certainly let Jordan know that you were happy with his service, he will be delighted to know. We look forward to any and al your future visits with us. I hopr...More

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I had a business lunch there (group catering) and the food we had was terrible (and it is not the first tim). Small plates, no apetizers, boiled (previously frozen) vegetables, tasteless chicken, etc etc. Most of the time, a bit of sauce here, spice there...More

Thank Roddy D
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed ourselves immensely at the pub two evenings in a row. The staff made us feel as if we were part of their family which made for a very enjoyable experience.The food was exceptionally tasty and priced fairly. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone...More

Thank g0glen
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I made a reservation for 3 for lunch. When we arrived the restaurant was full. We let the person who was seating know we had a reservation. She went off to check and never returned. We then spoke to someone else who went to check,...More

Thank Dianne228
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Hi Dianne228 Let us first respond by sincerely thanking you for your post and offering a detailed account of your dinning experience with us. Please note - we are dreadfully sorry for your misplaced reservation. There is absolutely no excuse. But, because of your post,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-726-3053
Relax in authentic Old-English ambiance and enjoy a marvelous selection from our delightfully diverse menu. Find your preferred pint on tap, enthusiastic service and hearty meals. The Guv'nor Pub is known for moose specialties, hearty weekend brunches, a charming wine list, and Wing Night Monday & Tuesday! Drop by and try our new lamb, bison or turkey burger. So join us anytime for our distinctive brand of light-hearted hospitality and incredible fare!
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