We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Authentic English Cournty Pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Crow & Gate Pub

Crow & Gate Pub
2313 Yellow Point Road, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9X 1W5, Canada
250 722 3731
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #6 of 258 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
NANAIMO
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Authentic English Cournty Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Set in a rural area this hobbit friendly pub serves authentic foods and beverages in an authentic English Country Pub setting. Decor is delightful and the menu takes you back... kidney and steak is really kidney and steak....would recommend taking the detour to take this in.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

414 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    252
    129
    27
    5
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Gabriola Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“very authentic olde english”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This is one of the most authentic english pubs I have visited in Canada. The food is very authentic, but dont expect fries (there is no deep frier). Great selection of beers, dry ciders and in the summer the garden is fabulous - lots of tables and umbrellas and comfy chairs - and in the winter a huge fire place.

Visited September 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Victoria
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
“What 'British Pub' should be, but usually isn't”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

From 1860 to 1980 Vancouver Island was one of the favourite destinations in the world for British emigrants. As a result, there are dozens of establishments that style themselves 'Olde English pub'. Most are nowhere near. This is. Various beers on tap, including a good selection of cottage beers. Fair wine selection, excellent food, especially the steak and kidney pie. Good servers (note you order at the bar) and an excellent outdoor area in nice weather. Not cheap, but considering the ambiance, well worth it.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nanaimo
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Delightful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I've been to this pub a few times. The atmosphere is what really makes a difference. It is well worth the drive to this English style pub. Pass by the pond and under the beautiful trellis into this delightful place. Food is good and servers friendly

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A hidden little gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had alittle trouble finding the place but it was well worth it when we did find it! Beautiful setting, lovely garden. I want to go here in the summer to really enjoy the surroundings. But when the weather is not as nice like when we went for lunch you can enjoy the fireplaces ( real wood burning ones) it's cozy inside and the food is good. 4 of us had a variety of dishes and no one had any complaints. The beef dip is very generous, you won't be hungry afterwords. I just have alittle thing that bugs me--- I hate things served with a ice cream scoop -- like potatoe salad. It screams high school cafeteria. I know, rather a silly thing!!!! So enjoy the drive here and enjoy a nice, cozy pub with good food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Crow & Gate Pub also viewed

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
 
Nanaimo, Vancouver Island
 

Been to Crow & Gate Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Crow & Gate Pub, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.