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The Guv'nor Pub

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Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
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389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
+1 709-726-3053
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Torbay, Canada
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I had a business lunch there (group catering) and the food we had was terrible (and it is not the first tim). Small plates, no apetizers, boiled (previously frozen) vegetables, tasteless chicken, etc etc. Most of the time, a bit of sauce here, spice there or parsley would have made all the difference. I don't mind pub food, I actually... More 

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Thank Roddy D
Corner Brook, Canada
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed ourselves immensely at the pub two evenings in a row. The staff made us feel as if we were part of their family which made for a very enjoyable experience.The food was exceptionally tasty and priced fairly. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone visiting the St. John's area.

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Thank g0glen
St. John's, Canada
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148 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I made a reservation for 3 for lunch. When we arrived the restaurant was full. We let the person who was seating know we had a reservation. She went off to check and never returned. We then spoke to someone else who went to check, he walked back towards us but we had to ask him about the reservation, he... More 

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Thank Dianne228
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this review

Hi Dianne228 Let us first respond by sincerely thanking you for your post and offering a detailed account of your dinning experience with us. Please note - we are dreadfully sorry for your misplaced reservation. There is absolutely no excuse. But, because of your post, we have been able to address issues in our protocol as they relate to having... More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had supper at the Pub last evening. Great steak and kidney pie. Service was quick and friendly. Guinness on tap.

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Thank Bill B
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this review

Hi Bill Thank you for taking the time to write this review, our cooks will be very happy to know you enjoyed your meal and I will definitely let them know, and we look forward to any and all of your future Visits with us. Thank you More 

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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Visited here for breakfast. As expected, tasty food. Service was the highlight, very fast and unlimited coffee refills without having to ask.

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Thank Sarah S
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

Stopped in for a quick supper..turkey vegetable soup was so good. Also the homemade friends were also delicious.

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Thank Natasha B
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this review

Hi Natasha B Thank you for taking the time to stop in for a quick supper, and for writing this review as well, we look forward to any and all future visit you may have with us. Natasha Cole F&B Manager More 

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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food staff are friendly and a close walk from the university which has nothing comparable to eat

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Thank Matthew Stephen W
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this review

Hi Matthew Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are delighted that you your visit with us, and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

St. John's, Canada
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110 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Menu is the same. Quality of the servings have changed. Food seems all reheated and worn out. Staff are old and worn and ratty looking. Used to enjoy this place but have been there twice recently and it is not good. Also on top of that the prices are gone up.

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Thank MENBBB
St. John's, Canada
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383 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

The Guv' is THE place to go when your priority is Good Food,Great Service lots of parking space and an Excellent Downtown option.  Add to this excellent decor and very comfortable seats and arrangements thereof. For our group of 15 or so Hikers we decided our Christmas Hike this year would culminate with a return visit to the Gov'.  It... More 

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Thank Jnanayog
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this review

HI Jnanayog Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review, I will certainly show this to all the staff, they will all be so delighted to know that all their hard work is appreciated, I hope you and your guests have a wonderful Christmas, and we look forward to any and all of your future... More 

St. John's, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

love the fish and chips and burgers. Nice decor cozy. Service great. Desserts good. The prices are reasonable too. Open many holidays

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-726-3053
Description
Relax in authentic Old-English ambiance and enjoy a marvelous selection from our delightfully diverse menu. Find your preferred pint on tap, enthusiastic service and hearty meals. The Guv'nor Pub is known for moose specialties, hearty weekend brunches, a charming wine list, and Wing Night Monday & Tuesday! Drop by and try our new lamb, bison or turkey burger. So join us anytime for our distinctive brand of light-hearted hospitality and incredible fare!

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