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Bull & Barrel Pub

901-75 Cedar Pointe Dr, Barrie, Ontario L4N 5R7, Canada
705-719-4600
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Ranked #168 of 385 restaurants in Barrie
Price range: $10 - $24
Cuisines: English, Pub, Fish & Chips, Chicken Wings
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cozy "local" serving a wide variety of imported and domestic beers for over 15 years. With our Axminster carpet, dark wood,fireplace and brass fittings, it's easy to see why this place reminds many of our ex-pat regulars of the pub they left back home. Our menu is a cross-section of Canadian and traditional pub fare, featuring fish and chips, house made pub pies and arguably the best liver and onions in town. Live entertainment is on tap every Saturday night. We are close to Hwy 400 making us the perfect stop-off on your way up to cottage country or on your way home to the city. Our patrons voted us Best Pub in Barrie two years running. Come and judge for yourself.
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cozy "local" serving a wide variety of imported and domestic beers for over 15 years. With our Axminster carpet, dark wood,fireplace and brass fittings, it's easy to see why this place reminds many of our ex-pat regulars of the pub they left back home. Our menu is a cross-section of Canadian and traditional pub fare, featuring fish and chips, house made pub pies and arguably the best liver and onions in town. Live entertainment is on tap every Saturday night. We are close to Hwy 400 making us the perfect stop-off on your way up to cottage country or on your way home to the city. Our patrons voted us Best Pub in Barrie two years running. Come and judge for yourself.
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English first
Parry Sound, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We just went today for lunch, there were 7 of us and we were the only ones eating, most patrons were at the bar. My husband and I ordered Guiness, which we were not impressed with. It was too cold and it wasn't very creamy. Two people had wings, and they were very small wings. The prices are on par... More

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Barrie, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Nice atmosphere, very friendly but this does not make up for the quality of the food served. Burger was served on a grocery store bun, was small and lacking flavour. Fries were served in a dessert dish. The Irish nachos, which used to be a great compliment to any night at the pub tasted as if fried in old oil... More

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Bullbelle, Owner at Bull & Barrel Pub, responded to this review

Hi Lorrie; First of all, thanks for taking the time to tell us about your experience. It seems that you have been here on more than one occasion & this time was not up to your expectations. We have always believed that a burger should be unadulterated by any seasonings or fillers. They are simply 100% ground beef, hand-made in... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Ok pub for some cold pints and decent pub fare. Lights were a little bright and little to no music was playing. This was made up for by the great draft selection and a good shepherds pie.

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Toronto
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

My husband and I are 60+. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of the Bull and Barrel. Service was great and the food was good pub food. If you want a more refined gastronomic experience, a pub is not a good choice. The variety beer also good.

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Ottawa, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

5 guys stopped in on a Saturday for lunch and a beer. I had deep fried pepperoni as a starter and it was great! The fish and chips had by 2 of the guys was very good and the rest of us had finger foods. All was served quickly and efficiently by friendly staff. The food was very good in... More

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Minesing, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Don't even think of going here if it is after 6PM. In an effort to cut overhead the management in their great wisdom, has one girl running the whole floor. Good thinking, because in time nobody will go there so you won't need any staff. Not the first time we have seen 1 girl on the floor. We won't be... More

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Bullbelle, Owner at Bull & Barrel Pub, responded to this review

It is always a challenge to schedule staff to ensure each guest the most positive experience, especially on a week night. Unpredictably, it appears your visit coincided with the arrival of a number of sports teams and the departure of wait staff due to illness. I would prefer to pay the wages of too many servers than have guests leave... More

Barrie, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

The Bull & Barrel has been around for as long as I can remember. It is a great place to go for a pint of guinness and a sociable night out with friends and family. I highly recommend the Irish Nachos to start and the steak and kidney pie is just like Mom used to make! Prices are also very... More

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Ontario
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We frequently visit The Bull for drinks, but tend to eat elsewhere. The atmosphere is wonderful, the staff is very friendly and attentive but there is no care or imagination in the food. While the wings are decent, many offerings go directly from the freezer to the deep fryer or don't belong on a pub menu at all, and tend... More

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Barrie, Canada
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

good pub fare, friendly service, good clientele. a great spot for lunch and after work hours. Good selection of ales.

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Barrie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

great food and drinks, good prices. Staff very friendly, makes you feel at home. Nice atmosphere. Would visit there again.

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