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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
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Peter M
Hamilton, Canada
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Jos A
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Graham D
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

2 Thank mummy_of_2_CA
Guelph, Canada
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pub style restaurant with wonderful fish and chips and many other great dishes. The atmosphere is relaxed and cater to all ages and especially to the older crowd above 40. This is as close to England or Scotland as you're going to get in Canada that I've seen. They give you a good decent size glass of... More 

Thank Deborah K
Guelph, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for the first time in years. The restaurant hasn't changed a bit. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and has that real English pub feel to it. They play about every sports game going on at the time. Staff is friendly. Perogies were amazing. The only reason I'm giving it 3 stars is because the nachos were... More 

Thank Hawaiigirl75
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Has been a favourite of our family's for years. Can always count on getting cold beer and great food. Their English Pub Fare is all great, love their fish & chips and for dessert the bread pudding is the best I've ever had. Friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

Thank Kelly C
Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beers, dinner, snacks, all in one spot is great! You can walk across to the plaza to Canadapost, No frills, more shopping options. Great nerdy ambience!

Thank Katie911
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food was decent and the service was great but the entertainment was terrible. You could not have a conversation, and enjoy the music. Will not return if there is entertainment, UG...

Thank John V
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this place with my lab mates, it not that fancy place but wasn't too bad.. Wouldn't try it more..

Thank Melebo55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?