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Rocking Horse Pub Ltd

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, International, British
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2038 Sanders Rd, Nanoose Bay, British Columbia V9P 9C2, Canada
+1 250-468-1735
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for our anniversary dinner and it was lovely. Old country atmosphere with a crackling fire and great service. The food was hearty and hot. All round lovely.The dining area is set apart from the pub and very cozy.

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Thank 259sharon
Parksville, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice pub with great variety of food for everyone. The roast beef dinner is great with good Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes. The bread and butter pudding is just amazing!!! This is a very friendly and welcoming pub with great atmosphere and pleasant staff.

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Thank pcbaird
Parksville, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to this pub several times. Well, a bad start when I parked in the parking lot and the walk from car to the front door was thick ice! For goodness sake put some salt on it! I was with a group of 19 people. After 2 confirmations of our reservation, we get there to find that the... More 

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Thank 191penny
SOOKE, B.C., Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Just driving by and noticed the sign, made a quick turn in, opened the door to what looked like a large old farmhouse, we're greeted by a very friendly lady who led us to a cosy table in front of an also friendly wood-burning fireplace, we're quickly served a cold beer followed almost as quickly by a hot bowl of... More 

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Thank Dave M
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

When we went for lunch the place was empty. Food was okay as was the service. Price was a little high. Nothing outstanding, the place was clean and I would return.

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Thank Paul L
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Very rundown inside. Food was fair. Just not a great experience. If you're there for a fund raiser, like beer and burger night is works just fine but there are better places to go for food and drink experience in the area.

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Thank livewise27
Victoria, Canada
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204 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

An large historic pub where we ate Sunday lunch 6 Nov 2016 (about 13:30). Lots of room at that time, one waitress on (she was working hard but keeping up) and food came quickly. We all had an beverages (beer, cider and caesars) and my husband and I had chicken fingers and fries and 2 piece cod and fries. The... More 

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Thank Jacalope
Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We had only vaguely heard of this pub. So when we saw the sign we were delighted to find it is alive and well. It's tucked away and you'd never expect an old fashioned English style pub so far off the beaten track. We viewed a lengthy menu but ordered the pork cutlets. The food came promptly and was delicious... More 

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Thank Paul E
Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a place that, at one time, must've been one of the more interesting and cool pubs in the mid-Vancouver Island area. Time has not been kind...but if their menu were much improved, I would have no real issues with this place. People go to restaurants for food, so I have to lead with that. We weren't going far... More 

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Thank qoyusun
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Enjoyed a drink while waiting on dinner to go. Lots of atmosphere. Food was excellent. English and local cusine.

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Thank Bonnie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, International, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2038 Sanders Rd, Nanoose Bay, British Columbia V9P 9C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanoose Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-468-1735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?