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Rocking Horse Pub Ltd

2038 Sanders Rd, Nanoose Bay, British Columbia V9P 9C2, Canada
250.468.1735
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Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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- Sep 16, 2010
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Costa Rica
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2010

Great little pub in the middle of nowhere, so happy they were reviewed on this site so we sought them out. Service was excellent. Try the dry ribs, fish & chips and the steak & Guinness pie. All outstanding. Great old house pub atmosphere. And Guinness and Strongbow both on tap. We loved it!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

Went on an up island trip this was one of our first stops to eat. Not really a warm welcome, though it is nice inside. Our food was cold, my roast beef was as tuff as my shoe, my wife had a pot pie she said it was OK but bland. The server didn't come back to check on us... More

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Cobble Hill, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

Sat outside for some food and drinks, looking at horses, ponies and llamas. Relaxing with a good selection of classic English pub classics. Friendly service, my only knock would be get some Island beers on tap. Inside would be fantastic for wet coast days, but in the summer, nice to sit outside. Out of the way place but try to... More

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2010

The Rocking horse provides consistently good meals, from daily specials to fish and chips and really good English pies. The ambiance inside is very English pub-like and sitting outside in the sunshine very pretty with umbrellas and flowerpots. The service is always friendly. A great place to visit for a consistently good experience.

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Vancouver Island Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

After decades of 'ups and downs' the Rocking Horse really seems to have got it right. The new owners are doing a great job, have spruced the place up, given it the true English Pub ambiance, a good and affordable menu all offered in a delightful setting. Lunch was nothing short of spectacular! No doubts of a return visit!!

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Vancouver, BC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

We love this restaurant, and go whenever we are in the area -- about 6 times a year. We have never been disappointed. Of course, we're not expecting haute cuisine. But we get exactly what we expect -- very decent pub food in a lovely and unexpected setting. It essentially in the middle of nowhere!

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