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shakespeare arms

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
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harvard st, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-767-6003
Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Hamilton
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156 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Seriously totally surprised! Even felt like a centuries old pub. Fantastic fish and chips with sly, friendly great service and even the band was cool. Menu has ridiculous amount of fabulous dishes to chose from so come hungry and stay late.

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Thank spiderwoman808
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Shakespeare Arms, for our last family supper , before heading back home to Scotland (annual event) we have tried chain restaurants throughout Guelph over the past 12 years without any real satisfaction however we have now found our future go to place ! The 6 out of the 6 of us really enjoyed the variety of food on... More 

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Thank SJ1-airdrie
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97 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Shakespeare arms belongs to a group of pubs in Ontario. I have visited a few of them including The Loyal Oarsman in Kingston and two other in Toronto. All the owners of these establishments uphold the ideal of a true British Pub. The Shakespeare Arms is one of the best of the group. The food is very good for... More 

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Thank AllanBeautifulPlace
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times for pub grub and pints. Good beer list and lots of pub options. Friday nights fish and chips special is a good option. 1st Friday of every month features live music by the Blackwater Trio. Lots of fun.

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Thank Calum M
Ontario
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Shakespeare Arms has been there for so long, it is hard to remember when it wasn't there - a testament to the qualities of charm, tradition and quality that have contributed to its longevity. Great food, many types of beer on tap, wonderful English Pub atmosphere and with live music on selected days of the week. Call ahead to... More 

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Thank agritravlr
Paris, Canada
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Went there with a couple of colleagues for lunch and we had a good time however the service was not that great but the food was decent. I had the Yorkshire pudding with a side Caesar salad and it was pretty good.

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Thank Chreez905
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have been going to this pub since we moved to Guelph 20 years ago. I just ate there last Thursday and thought I would write a review because I don't think I ever have. It is very unusual to have place where you can go for a quality lunch and be impressed by the staff, owners and food for... More 

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Thank Peter M
Hamilton, Canada
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Came at noon. The beer was so cold. I t is great. The Guinness was so good. My friend and I split a portablo burger and fries. All very very good. And had app.s of onion soap and ceaser salad. Both also good. Not cheap but worth it.

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Thank Jos A
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Easy parking. Lots of tables. Very mixed clientele since it's close to the University of Guelph. Always fairly busy. Lots of choices on the menu and we've never been disappointed. The portions are generous. I wouldn't class it as haute cuisine but if just excellent pub grub is your thing you will enjoy it here. The staff is friendly and... More 

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Thank Graham D
CANADA
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This place is an institution in Guelph....at least it could be. You cannot beat the look'n'feel of the old British pub. So go for the beer, and then head next door for some shawarma if you're hungry. We were there recently with friends and family. Among our group we ordered calamari (tough, small portion but accompanied by a massive bowl... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: harvard st, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-767-6003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?