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Knotted Thistle Pub

4177 Albert Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4S 3R6, Canada
306-584-6340
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Ranked #50 of 442 restaurants in Regina
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Irish, Scottish, Pub, Brew Pub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: Not only does the Knotted Thistle offer a uniquely Celtic atmosphere, we also proudly serve a variety of local and imported beer, wine and scotch along with some traditional Celtic dishes.Whether it’s a Scotch egg, Irish Nachos, or our very own Thistlehead Ale -we have something to tempt every palette. So feast yer eyes upon one of our menus and see what mouth-watering surprises await you.
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Lloydminster, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The pub has lots of different drinks you can order, fun servers and a great environment! Easily accessible via hotel.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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256 reviews 256 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Located on Albert St. just outside of downtown Regina, is The Knotted Thistle, an Irish pub and restaurant. Mid afternoon, the restaurant was relatively empty, tables filled mostly with hotel occupants and retirees. For lunch, we ordered the fish and chips and the Guinness Burger. For the fish and chips, the fish was cooked well, however, the chips were a... More

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TravelodgeRegina, Manager at Knotted Thistle Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your lunch experience. We’re glad you were able to have a good meal and were pleased by the fish. We hope to see you back to enjoy the Celtic atmosphere and try out some of the other menu items! More

Kingwood, Texas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Really nice Pub. Friendly atmosphere, Good ambience and attractive setting. Highly recommended for a pint. Bar staff was nice. However they don't know have a clue how to draw a proper pint of Guinness.

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TravelodgeRegina, Manager at Knotted Thistle Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback! We’re glad you like the pub, and we’ll be sure to look into what happened with the Guinness. Our servers go through an extensive training process which includes pouring a proper pint of Guinness. More

Regina, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Had a look at the menu and there was very little to do with Celtic food. Bangers and mash, fish and chips is not really Celtic food. Irish tacos? Guinness burger? The William Wallace burger? How absurd. Colossal Celtic salad is actually called Chef's salad at other restaurants. That's a joke! The one waitress at the Knotted Thistle Pub with... More

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TravelodgeRegina, Manager at Knotted Thistle Pub, responded to this review

Our Celtic pub has influences from each of the original 6 Celtic nations so while Scotland and Ireland are a major part of that, the pub is also influenced by Isle of Man, Wales, Brittany, and Cornwall which may be the reason it’s a little different than the traditional Irish pub. In addition, the current menu in the Knotted Thistle... More

Regina, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

I have a love hate relationship with the Knotted Thistle Pub. On the one hand they have the best selection of Scotch in all of Regina, and their Yard of Beer is something to try when your out for a party. The best thing on the menu is their Bacon Jam. The perfect appetizer to go with a night of... More

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TravelodgeRegina, Manager at Knotted Thistle Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Since the pub opened last February we’ve experimented with a few different food items – some more Celtic than others. Our current menu reflects different Celtic influences with American twists to give people familiarity while allowing them to try something a little out of the ordinary. We are also in the process of updating our menu... More

Edmonton, Alberta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I love the location of the pub in the hotel. Its nicely decorated and has a great feel. The food is average. The selection I found to be limited and quality so so. The beer selection is also limited and Guinness is almost $9 a pint!!! Thats too much! Other than that, you don't have to walk far and you... More

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TravelodgeRegina, Manager at Knotted Thistle Pub, responded to this review

We’re glad you had a chance to join us in our friendly Celtic pub! Our menu has been designed to showcase a selection of the most popular dishes that delight the taste buds. Each item has a unique take on flavor, so maybe on your next visit you’ll have a chance to try something new on the menu that really... More

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

My companions and I were taking a trip across Canada and found this restaurant using Trip Advisor. We saw the ratings and thought we would give this restaurant a try. Unfortunately, the restaurant disappointed us in many ways. When we first arrived, we had to seat ourselves. No one greeted us or showed us to a table. After inquiring whether... More

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TravelodgeRegina, Manager at Knotted Thistle Pub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent visit to our pub. You’re right, it seems we really let you and your companions down. I assure you, this is not normally like us and we hope you will accept our apologies for the experience you had while here. Celtic pubs are known for being welcoming and... More

Regina, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

My partner and I went this evening around 6:30PM to the Knotted Thistle as she was craving a big juicy burger and reviews seemed to indicate that this was a decent spot to go. It was pretty quiet as we suspect a lot of the "usual crowd" was partying it up at Craven Jamboree. Service was quick and prompt and... More

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TravelodgeRegina, Manager at Knotted Thistle Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. As you said, the William Wallace is a big seller of ours that people are typically quite enthusiastic about, so we’re sorry to hear your partner was disappointed by it. On the other hand, it’s great to hear that you were pleased by the service and that your meal was enjoyable. Maybe we’ll see you again... More

Regina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Great place right from the moment I walked in. Great seating and atmosphere, which is something I generally do not care about but it struck me as a very relaxing and enjoyable place to be. The menu is small but that is a reflection on how much focus they put on the food they have there, which is amazing. Granted... More

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TravelodgeRegina, Manager at Knotted Thistle Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by to enjoy a great meal! William Wallace is known as one of Scotland’s greatest heroes, so what better way to honour a great name than to take one of the Knotted Thistle’s greatest burgers and named it after the great warrior? By the sounds of things, The William Wallace has found yet another admirer. It’s good... More

Carrot River, SK Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Dropped in for a quick meal on our way to the airport after reading a review in the local newspaper. They had a good selection of beer on tap, and the service was very quick and friendly and efficient. Four of us had an assortment of menu items - all were very good. Good burgers - juicy and flavorful with... More

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TravelodgeRegina, Manager at Knotted Thistle Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. It looks like your group was able to taste a variety of our menu items and it’s great to hear you enjoyed them. We’re glad you were able to join us before heading to the airport and we hope to see you again! More

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