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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 - 01:00
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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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near Toronto
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Was here twice in the last two weeks for lunch. Both times very good. Had the trio lunch...which included a veggie curry, soup and salad. All very good and fresh. My husband had the perogies...from the Canada menu....representing the prairies....also tasty. Lots of choice of beer! Service was friendly and attentive. We will return.

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Thank Face1234
Guelph, Ontario
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Met an old friend for a hot lunch on a cold day. We had the daily special, beef dip and fries. Atmosphere was warm and cozy, food was excellent as was the service. My friend had never been here and was very impressed, said she'd definitely be back!

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Thank tmcnair60
Guelph, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to The Woolie many times and generally enjoy my time there, especially on the patio. I met two friends after work for a drink and some appetizers around 4:00 on Friday. When we first arrived there were two tables of women near us. Within an hour, they left and we were surrounded by families with very young children.There... More 

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Thank guelphyogagirl
Guelph, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just what you want in a traditional pub. Timeworn decor, warm atmosphere, best servers in Guelph, committed to local everything, where teams, clubs, business folks and not a few characters are regulars. Pub menu with local focus, good beer selection, perfect location. Always busy. Owned and operated by a publican recognized for his deft touch in running pubs and restaurants.

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Thank Jim W
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to meet up with friends after work on Fridays. We meet up for a drink or two after work with lots of laughter and fun.

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

Hello Estrella, We're thrilled to hear you frequent the pub and enjoy yourself! We strive to make our guests feel like they are a guest in our home! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

Canada
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wooly is a staple that provides great locally sourced meals and even better craft brewed pints. Good anytime, since anytime is beer time.

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

Hello Gian, Thank you so much for your review! We truly appreciate it :) We look forward to seeing you again soon, Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's always a fun place with locally sourced food that is good and satisfying. Fridays nights are packed so reserve for dinner early!

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Thank drnancy2014
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Nancy, Thanks for your kind words and I will be sure to pass those along! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolywich Arrow More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of beer selection, good food, good service... Nice little place for Friday or Saturday night out

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

Hello Tammy, I'm thrilled to hear you enjoy your visits at the Wooly! We look forward to seeing you in the New Year!! We will be doing a tap takeover and have live music for NYE. Hope to see you there! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the Woolie many times in my life and always have a great time. The food is great, the list of beers and scotch's is fantastic and the staff are wonderful. A very friendly place indeed and most important very welcoming from the 1st time in.

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Thank scottpP6895WY
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Scott, We've got a great team here that genuinely enjoy what they do, so I'm happy to hear that shows! Our Beverage Manager, Paul, is quite enthusiastic about his scotch and bourbons so i'll be sure to pass on the kind words to him and the rest of the team We look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, Katherine... More 

Guelph, Ontario
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we love this place! It is like our family kitchen outside of our home. My kids know that if we're going out for dinner, this is where we're going!

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

Hello Angi, I'm thrilled to hear that the Wooly is your home way from home! There are lots of chances for them to get 'kids eat free' meal when they hand in their colouring sheet to the colouring contest! We look forward to seeing you soon! 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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?