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“Joe and Helena are fantastic hosts and their bar is one of a kind! ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Sheep Pub

Black Sheep Pub
Nosara, Costa Rica
011-506-821-6957
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Ranked #25 of 40 Restaurants in Nosara
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Hamilton, Canada
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“Joe and Helena are fantastic hosts and their bar is one of a kind! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We had the great fortune of visiting the Black Sheep pub while traveling in Guiones Beach, and boy did we luck out. This is a total gem of a pub nestled in the beautiful hills of Santa Marta with stunning views, good quality draught beer and some excellent company. Joe and Helena the owners were incredibly welcoming and their pub was like nothing you could find anywhere else in the country. It was decorated with beer memorabilia from around the world and spoke volumes of their travels and insight. We absolutely cannot wait to return! The hardest part will just be getting there - it's no easy feat to find this place, and without a 4WD rental you'll have to hire a driver. No other access, unfortunately.

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English first
Boca de Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Helena and Joe are the owners, hosts and brewsters of the Black Sheep Pub; a venue not to be missed during your visit to Nosara!!... An adventurous mission to find the Black Sheep and get up to Finca Dona Cielo, taking a local as a guide is suggested as makes the mission less of an undertaking... Helena and Joe are one of the most accommodating, fun and interesting couples left of the original 'Lavender Set' of Nosara. They host several well attended, full service events per year and will open for your group with advance notice, usually a phone call a day or so ahead and they will accommodate you... Home micro brews from behind a thick wood authentic Old English bar with all the decor of an Old English Pub, beautiful sunset views are not to be missed so get up there before 5pm!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Better than many pubs I've been to in England!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The owner/publican is really friendly and runs this more as a hobby. The atmosphere is amazing - you'd think you were in the heart of London from the interior. A great selection of ales and barley wine. The local breweries were even contacted for news on anything new or interesting by the owner/publican. If you love pubs and you want a break from Costa Rican beer (adequate at best), you need to get on up the hill to the Black Sheep and good luck staggering back home!

Visited November 2012
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“Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

the owner opened this up for us as a private treat. so many delicious beers that you never find in Costa Rica. he can tell you many fantastic stories

Visited March 2013
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