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8 Mill St, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
(519) 846-5775
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Quaint, but a little run down..

We stopped in here for dinner on a Friday nigh and the place was packed. We ended up sitting near the entrance. Not the greatest place in freezing February. I ordered a burger which was mediocre and my wife had liver and onions. She said it was pretty good but the mashed potatoes dominated the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Minesing, Canada
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English first
Elora, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Found this pub to be dated and somewhat cold and drafty. The walk to the bathroom has you encountering a very unappetizing smell of dank, moldy basement/sewer. The service was just ok. Food was average. Steps down into this basement pub make it not handicap accessible. Won't return.

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Minesing, Canada
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63 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stopped in here for dinner on a Friday nigh and the place was packed. We ended up sitting near the entrance. Not the greatest place in freezing February. I ordered a burger which was mediocre and my wife had liver and onions. She said it was pretty good but the mashed potatoes dominated the plate. The men's room was... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was there when Adrian Jones had his students playing - very small but bright enough Menu had a great selection of food with good sized portions. I had the Beef - Guiness Pie which was delish coming with mashed potatoes, gravy and peas. Even have some Indian food. Everything looked good that was ordered by the 20 people I... More 

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Elora, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really good food .... With really. Cold beer.....good service and a great atmosphere ...perfect any time of the day

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Elora, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Over the years we have visited our 'local' on many occasions, and have usually come away more than satisfied: indeed on our most recent visit, while the place was packed, the quality of the food and of the service was extremely good. The Shepherds Pub has a good selection of beers on tap, both British and local. With it's stone... More 

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guelph, ON
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Have only been here for drinks before and decided spur of the moment to go for lunch and was very impressed. My partner and I both wound up having the fish and chips and it was delicious and the one piece with fries was a generous portion. Highly recommended. They have a decent variety of beer on tap and cider... More 

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Elmira, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The pub is a little worn down, but in a homey lived in way. It has nice authentic feel and is what I would expect in a public house... The beer selection is decent for sure. I only order Guinness mind you and it is always cold and fresh. For the meals....banger's and mash. They are simply the best I... More 

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Toronto
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I did a last-minute road trip to Elora, and ended up here through three verbal recommendations from locals. Had an excellent meal; staff were very friendly, and they have a great selection of local beers. The ambiance was akin to a real British pub, low-key and we were able to chat (note: they do have live music... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A nice place to watch the river, if you get a window seat. And, a good selection of beers. However, it has seen better days. Just because you want to emulate an English pub, doesn't mean you have to be worn out. The tables could use replacing and some thorough cleaning would help. The pub fare is average, but reasonably... More 

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Elora, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Quaint pub on the river in Elora. We are locals who have been coming here for ages, and enjoying the wonderful food...my favourite is the lamb burger! Staff are terrific and friendly in an intimate atmosphere, plus enjoy a Celtic jam on Friday nights!

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  • Address: 8 Mill St, Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Elora
  • Phone Number: (519) 846-5775

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