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“Perfect dinner!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of British Arms Pub

British Arms Pub
29 Dunlop Street, Barrie, Ontario L4M 1A2, Canada (City Center)
705.728.1111
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Ranked #92 of 373 Restaurants in Barrie
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: City Center
Description: In Great Britain, Ireland and across Europe, the "pub" or "local" is the center of town life: a place to relax, refuel the body and the spirit, share news and be entertained. The British Arms Pub delivers that same atmosphere and service to Barrie today.An eclectic menu, unparalleled beer and cocktails choices, and array of music nightly makes The British Arms the local destination for English pub-style fun, relaxation and refreshment. Whether it's a business lunch, an after work get-together, a family dinner in friendly surroundings, or a late night soiree of great music over pints with friends.Come visit your "local" today! Here at the The British Arms we pride ourselves on using locally sourced, fresh produce when in season. Our team of highly trained chefs and service staff will cater to your every need. Should you have any questions about any of our menu items or allergy related inquiries please discuss with your server. They will be delighted to provide you with the appropriate information!
Barrie
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Perfect dinner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We reserved our dinner table for 5:00 on a Saturday night as we were not too sure how busy it would be. As it turns out it was a good time as there were only a few people there. The waitress was friendly and very attentive. We got the special which was the steak club with fries and onion rings 30.00 for 2 people. It was actually a steak with fries and onion rings. The steak was cooked perfectly and there was enough fries and onion rings with it. The waitress came back serveral times making sure the meal was good and we had everything we needed. They have several big screen tvs and changed the channel for one of the customers to what he wanted and I thought that was nice too. I thought the dinner was great best steak I have had in a long time and the price was reasonable. We will come back again and bring the kids next time. I hear their fish and chip special is good too. A very enjoyable evening out! Thank you British Arms!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Under cooked food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Went for some pub grub and drinks. Ordered fries and chicken cigars. Both of them came out under cooked and inedible. Since they were both dark on the outside I suspect that the oil was very old and hence fooling the cooks.

Paying over $6 for a beer was quite steep as well.

Not sure I'll be returning anytime soon.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Barrie, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Atmosphere is terrific!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

I think their open mic night is exceptional. There is so much talent there everyone should come and see. Aron Rusk is one gentlemen who played and lit up the place!!! Please come back and play soon!!!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Barrie, Canada
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food, service not so much!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We have been there many times. The reason our review sits at a 3 is because we have had great food there but bad service. We use to go in on Tuesdays where they did the wings for 30 cents then between 3-6 they had half priced appetizers and they did the domestic pints for 9.99 other than the wing specials the others no long exsists the last 2 times we went and ordered we were told the specials were no longer available yet their website said different. They always seem short staffed and their servers are not knowledged on the specials. They also have changed certain apps and not for the better. We use to love this place but due to changes in food service and policy unsure how many more times we will visit. Again the food was good no complaints there its just unfortunate that they suffer in other areas it use to be a really great place.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Decent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Often when Donaleigh's is packed, we stop here for a pint or even dinner. It's a decent, standard pub and good for a bite. The staff often seem overwhelmed and service suffers when it's busy, but I wouldn't hold that against them.

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