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Bull & Barrel Pub

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Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
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75 Cedar Pointe Drive | Unit 901, Barrie, Ontario L4N 5R7, Canada
+1 705-719-4600
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Barrie, Canada
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163 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for drinks and snacks very noisy distracting ball team Prevented us from hearing each other but we moved to another spot but we still struggled to hear. Some Appies were ok, the chicken strips were over done and leathery. But the clam strips were done to perfection. No shrimp at 830 at night was dissapointing. Service was friendly... More 

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Barrie, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a live music night with friends. S.Good Band was fantastic! Food was good, but unfortunately the staff was overwhelmed. One waitress seemed disinterested in speaking with us upon arrival. We found our own seats, read the specials to ourselves, and even found our own menus. Thankfully the bartender came out and took our drink and food orders. She... More 

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Thank RayCee13
BullandBarrelPub, Owner at Bull & Barrel Pub, responded to this review

I do apologise for your service experience last weekend. It's always challenging to provide the best service when working with new staff members, however I am happy that the bartender did her best to take care of you. Sandra Good will be back in February and I hope you entice your wife to return to give us another try. Thanks... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food okay, service slow and disorganized. Staff seemed overwhelmed. For a 'pub' draft beer selection very limited, no local offerings.

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Thank Buster5079
BullandBarrelPub, Owner at Bull & Barrel Pub, responded to this review

Our location is somewhat unusual and tucked off the beaten path, but we like the ample parking and quiet surroundings here at Cedar Pointe. I'm sorry you experienced less than optimal service on your recent visit. I will be meeting with service staff to determine what went wrong in your case. We do carry some local beers such as Creemore,... More 

Coventry, Connecticut
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Five of us had dinner. The atmosphere is that of an older pub in Ireland. The wait staff was friendly, food was delicious and plentiful, and the prices are reasonable. We would love to go again for dinner.

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BullandBarrelPub, Owner at Bull & Barrel Pub, responded to this review

How delightful to hear of your enjoyable experience. It is gratifying to know that our efforts to maintain our reputation as an old-style British pub is working. Cheers! More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Been stopping by this place for years. Favourite things on the menus are Stuffed Yorkshire Pudding and Irish Nachos. Many a retirement send-off has been held here -- the perfect atmosphere for it. Some of the groups they get in to play are excellent, including members of the Steel City Rollers.

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Thank Cynthia M
BullandBarrelPub, Owner at Bull & Barrel Pub, responded to this review

Thanks Cynthia for taking the time to let others know of your experiences at the Bull and Barrel Pub. We're proud of the fact that we have been supporting local talent here for over ten years. As you know, most Saturday nights you can be assured of some great entertainment, including of course the McKennas who have been gracing our... More 

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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Warm, inviting pub atmosphere, friendly service & tasty food! There's a good selection of draft beers as well as bottled & other drinks and the patio is a great place to hang out on sunny days!

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Thank Scott S
BullandBarrelPub, Owner at Bull & Barrel Pub, responded to this review

Yes Scott our patio is a great place to be on these summer days. I'm glad you're taking advantage of it before the weather starts to turn chilly. Cheers! Hope to see again you soon. More 

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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We've actually stopped here twice this month in while stuck in Barrie waiting between appointments. The first time my wife ordered the shepherds pie while I ordered the steak and mushroom pie. The shepherds pie was delicious by her account topped with perfectly crisped mashed potatoes and with an ample serving of vegetables on the side. My steak and mushroom... More 

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Thank Mike A
BullandBarrelPub, Owner at Bull & Barrel Pub, responded to this review

Well Mr. A... I'm almost speechless. What a beautiful review for our little pub! I am thrilled you and your wife enjoyed yourselves so much. Also nice to hear was your observation that our servers & bartenders are doing their best to make your experience favourable no matter the time of day or number of customers in house. I will... More 

Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

A very pleasant family type atmosphere with good food and good service. The staff are second to none

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Thank 599nancy1
BullandBarrelPub, Owner at Bull & Barrel Pub, responded to this review

You are right. You'd be hard pressed to find a more experienced group than we've got here at the Bull. They add their own personality to the atmosphere which allows everyone to feel comfortable and have a good time. More 

Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

When I first walked in it reminded me of my famous Irish bar The Dark Horse in Toronto. Food is excellent the Chef Richard will modify your meal to your specs. Any meal you like. Friendly atmosphere nice Irish Pub with mature smart people. Not a bunch of young immature people. Ihor

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Thank IhorTPS
BullandBarrelPub, Owner at Bull & Barrel Pub, responded to this review

Thank you Ihor. You are very observant. In my experience, mature staff makes for happier customers. More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Had a drink and late lunch. Food was good. Bartender Server was friendly. Had the fish and chips and hubby had steak n kidney pie. Both were excellent hot and good size portions.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $18
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Cedar Pointe Drive | Unit 901, Barrie, Ontario L4N 5R7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Barrie
  • Phone Number: +1 705-719-4600
Description
Cozy "local" serving a wide variety of imported and domestic beers for over 20 years. With our Axminster carpet, dark wood,fireplace and brass fittings, it's easy to see why this place reminds many ex-pat regulars of the pub they left back home. Our menu is a cross-section of Canadian and traditional pub fare, featuring fish and chips, house made pub pies and arguably the best liver and onions in town. We've been a supporter of local and live entertainment for the last 10 years which is on tap most Saturday nights. We are close to Hwy 400 making us the perfect stop-off on your way up to ski & cottage country or on your way home to the city. Our patrons voted us Best Pub in Barrie two years running. Come and judge for yourself.

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