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Lions Head Smoke & Brew Pub

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Pub, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Healthy, Gastropub
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2629 Broadwater Road | Robson, Castlegar, British Columbia V0G 1X0, Canada
+1 250-365-2739
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great beer selection

This is a great place to have a pint and have a good time. The food is pretty average, smoked meats are a good plus but some thought into how it is served and what is served along with the meat portion would go a long way.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rob d
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Castlegar, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great experience for brunch! Smoked Salmon Benny with deep fried capers on top... whew! Yummmm! And I wasn't the only one at the table to enjoy their food. Smoked sausage made right there - delicious! Great staff - friendly, prompt and good food. What more can you ask for! It is worth stopping in. I want to go... More 

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Thank CheriM-W
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to have a pint and have a good time. The food is pretty average, smoked meats are a good plus but some thought into how it is served and what is served along with the meat portion would go a long way.

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Thank Rob d
Ontario
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238 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a local pub in the area and I hear it gets great bands . We have been for lunch and I hear the menu has changed but for us, it wasn't great. Our meal was just okay and the server that day, seemed pre occupied.

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Thank Sahayoga
LionsheadOwner, Owner at Lions Head Smoke & Brew Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try. Take care More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews for some where I have dined, celebrated and danced the night away on countless occasions I felt the urge to draw attention to my favorite part of dining at the Lion's Head. DESSERT! Dont get me wrong, the food, the service, the atmosphere; it is all my kind of awesome and is what keeps me coming... More 

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Thank Erin B
Trail, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The staff here is always very friendly and attentive. We've been here for brunch, lunch, and dinner and the food is always very good; the salmon burger is a favorite! They also have a nice selection of a dozen or so beers listed on a large board that changes seasonally so you can always sample something new.

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Thank John L
Peoria, Arizona
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stopped at the Lions Head because of the good reviews on Trip Advisor. The reviews were just what we expected, thank you Trip Advisor. I would recommend this establishment. It is in nice area next to the river.

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Thank Douglas P
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Delicious wings! Great assortment of beers to choose from. The ambiance is upbeat and happening. Prices are very reasonable. This was recommended by Marc at the Windborne B andB. He sure was right.

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Thank Cathy S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Food was average for this sort of place, but you get the usual frozen then quick fried fries, etc. Cole slaw was so-so, BBQ beans also so-so. Brew Pub did offer a good selection of ales and IPAs -- all we tried were yummy. Recommended by local B&Bs, but choices in Castlegar are extremely limited.

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Thank bill89134
LionsheadOwner, Owner at Lions Head Smoke & Brew Pub, responded to this review

You must have hit us on a off day. we have never sold 1 fry here that was not fresh cut on-site - ever. Actually amazed shocked, as our fries are hand cut with kennebec potatoes and repeatedly folks say they are the best. I know you will have a better experience next time. Thank you More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

BBQ sanpler was subpar and dry like the fries. The staff was pretty and nice. Nice location on the outskirts of castlegar. Neat old building. I may return if I have the time.

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Thank ironhorse32
Whitehorse, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Food was amazing had a pulled pork sandwich! What was really great was their extensive selection of craft beers :)

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Thank Miranda D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2629 Broadwater Road | Robson, Castlegar, British Columbia V0G 1X0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Castlegar
  • Phone Number: +1 250-365-2739

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pub, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Healthy, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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