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Woolwich Arms & Arrow

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
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176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
+1 519-836-2875
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Today
11:30 - 02:00
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All hours
Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 01:00
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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at this restaurant and chose it based on TripAdvisor reviews. Well we were not disappointed. We couldn't make reservations but the person on the phone was true to his words our wait was never an issue since it didn't feel like a wait at all. We all had something different off the menu and we... More 

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Thank LRSJ
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your first visit at the Wooly! We are a busy pub which is not a bad problem to have :) So we will always make you feel comfortable during your wait period. I will be sure to pass on the kind words! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

Vancouver
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474 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited at lunchtime on Sunday. Arrived at 12.00, but by 12.45 it was getting pretty busy. Interestingly there was no Sunday pub lunch special (roast?), which I would have expected, but we all had burgers which were very good. Pretty good fries too. I would definitely go back. Very pleasant service and well run.

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Thank Coylum
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Coylum, Thanks so much for your feedback! In the new year we will actually be starting up our roasts on Sundays so we hope to see you back then! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always some tantalizing menu item from locally sourced producers in a cozy atmosphere. Large patio and also front porch for dining out in the warmer weather, warm and cozy indoors in the not so warm weather.

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Thank Ricardo5132
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Ricardo, The Wool is definitely a comfortable atmosphere. We aim to make you feel like you are a guest in our home. Thank you for your kind words, Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

Guelph, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh, delicious pub fare. Friendly, efficient service staff. Warm, inviting atmosphere. Family friendly.

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Thank SERAF54321
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience! I'll be sure to pass on the kind words to the team, Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say.. The wooly is a favourite. It's mine and my husbands go to pub in the city. All the servers are friendly and efficient. They have a large selection of beer on tap..and always have 3 or 4 feature kegs and casks as well. The food is delish. I have never ordered something I didn't like..they have... More 

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Thank Katrina L
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Katrina, Thank you so much for your kind words! We just started a new menu and have had great reviews so far! There are still lots of the old favorites and now some new favorites as well! We have a Great Lakes Tap Takeover happening Saturday, December 17th! it's always a good time and I hope to see you... More 

Guelph, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This restaurant is a main attraction in Guelph, beloved by locals and visitors alike! Very friendly staff and a warm casual atmosphere make for a terrific experience! I have been here for business and personal events, and have been happy every time. The Woolwich Arms also does catering, which I have enjoyed at numerous special events! Highly recommended!

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Thank Pamela4242
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Pamela, Your praises are very much appreciated! We love that you can come here with the family but also settle down with the gents or the ladies for a casual night out for any celebration or occasion. I'll be sure to pass on the kind words! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

Chaleur
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A neighbourhood gathering place that serves great food.When we're in Guelph we expect to visit The Wooly! Comfy place, very good service and delicious food.

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Thank Retiredseaside
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We look forward to seeing you the next time you're in the area, Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

Guelph
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Good Company, eco friendly, great variety of beers, and a variety zesty pup food. Definitely enjoy the environment, busy, lots of talking and laughing.

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Thank 662panosm
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! It's definitely a great place to come celebrate a birthday, just have a casual drink or a night out with the kids. We'll see you again soon! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing as was the atmosphere. Went on a Friday night with wife and friends and the place was packed. Enjoyed the uniqueness of the place. Definitely a nice change from your typical chain restaurants. Nice selection of beers. Definitely worth its rating. I'd put it in top three restaurants in Guelph. Enjoy!

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Thank Kevin M
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Kevin, There is no other place like the Wooly! A house turned pub that's been around for over a quarter century and has kept it's quaintness. The philosophy, food and service are not like any other and that's what makes the Wooly! Thank you for your kinds words...I'll be sure to pass them along to the team. Cheers, Katherine... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for amazing food, great pints, and good people? This place has it all!! Visiting from Texas the staff and regulars made me feel right at home. It is a must, but my one request is try the local brew and food FIRST because you will not be disappointed at all!!!

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Thank TEX050587
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for the kind words! We hope to see you again when you're in this parts! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-836-2875
Description
Perhaps the Wooly concept is best represented by renowned Canadian artist Charlie Pachter's "Queen on a Moose" paintings. These pictures conveyed what would happen if a British pub was transferred to Canada. That pub would feature local foods, beverages and decor. It would be an "All-Canadian" pub featuring the best of the British pub culture. A "local" or home-base pub for its guests. The Woolwich Arrow was inspired by the Ontario micro-brewery "explosion" that occurred in the late 1980's. The brewery industry was dominated by 3 large companies for over 40 years until the start of the craft brewery phenomenon. Teaching a course on beers at the University of Guelph Bob Desautels was keenly aware of this development. When an opportunity to open a pub in downtown Guelph emerged he decided to feature only small micro-brews on tap. The rest is history!

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