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“felt like home” 4 of 5 stars
Review of McGonagalls Pub

McGonagalls Pub
431 C St. Paul Ave., Brantford, Ontario N3R 4N8, Canada
(519) 759-5480
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Ranked #134 of 229 restaurants in Brantford
Cuisines: International
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Brantford, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“felt like home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

if you're british this is the pub for you, the owner looks and sounds like billy connelly a well known scottish comic. he was so gracious and funny and treated us like we had been going for years, even though it was out first time, good food too. but the friendliness and the atmosphere made this a great night out

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  • English first
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English first
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Didn't spend enough money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

A few of us went to see our friends band play and have a couple of drinks. We only ordered 2 drinks each and were told that we can't have a table unless we are ordering drinks. Apparently we weren't drinking enough. We left and have refused to go back

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Niagara falls
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161 reviews 161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Dirty Pub, Dirtier Customers, Dirtiest Washrooms”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

This pub is absolutely on my "must avoid" list for future trips to Brantford - absolutely disgusting inside, dirty washrooms, and is basically a hangout for those who spend the day drinking watching soccer and darts on TV (and avoid showering and doing laundry).

Claims to be a "Scottish Pub" but must get it's influence from the pub in the movie "Trainspotting" which had the "Dirtiest Toilet In Scotland". The washrooms were revolting, floors covered with the nastiest imaginable objects that could be found in a washroom.

I don't live in Brantford, but would suggest the Health Department in that city look into this place.

Visited April 2012
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Tillsonburg, Canada
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Great place for a quick pint.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

I agree with the others here this is a good place for a pint of Guinness or Alexander Keith's. I don’t what it is like at night but during the day it is relatively quiet or at least it has been when I have been there.

My wife gets her nails done next door and so I have some time to sit and enjoy a great beer. Cheers.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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brantford
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“Brilliant Scottish Pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2010

This pub is the best thing in Brantford!! Great service, good pints, great little British shop. I have watched so many football matches here with a great atmosphere, the only "real pub" in Brantford in my opinion!! Looking forward to world cup this June!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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