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Woolwich Arms & Arrow

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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
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176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
15198362875
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Guelph, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location is down town next to the main street The service was very good in this small English style pub setting . The Fish and Chips were excellent

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for pints and sat on the patio , great beer selection , very good range of whiskies . Service very attentive . Will go back

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Thank David G
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello David, I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the patio! We recently started some renovations on it and will be completed soon. The end goal is to have it available and comfortable for all year round. So you'll always be able to enjoy the Wooly patio! See you soon!, Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although they cut back on some of their menu items.. which disappoints me. The service is generally GREAT! this time we went out for my birthday dinner (we live in Burlington but I'm from Guelph) and I was less impressed than usual at the selection available. BEERS ARE ALWAYS AMAZING THOUGH!

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Thank Lindie W
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Lindie, Great to hear you have made the travel for us! We are constantly trying new things and trying to improve the menu. We find that we are able to execute higher quality of the food. We are doing fewer things but they are being done very well! We do also have the chalkboard features available. We look forward... More 

Cambridge, Canada
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place, food, people and atmosphere excellent. My friend and I enjoyed lunch on the patio. I had the veggie burger and I can honestly say it is the BEST veggie burger I have tasted. The burger was moist and the flavours were super. A lot of local foods and beers on the menu, their passion is serving... More 

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Thank puslinhpioneers
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit with us! I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed the veggie burger! It's been a work in progress trying to find the right consistency with it. I'll be sure to pass on your kinds words. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Cheers, Katherine White General Manager... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They carry lots of local craft beers. The food is really good, if you like burgers you'll love the Wooly. Special shout out to the Nachos too. Wife and I go weekly, great family friendly atmosphere. They even have colouring for kids!

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Thank John W
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello John, Thanks for taking the time to tell us about your visit to the Wooly! We love seeing the kids come in with the fam and love getting our local artist board filled with their work! I'll be sure to pass on the kinds words. Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

Erin, Canada
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to the Wooly several times...the craft beer selection is amazing. Love the cask offerings, in particular. So many of the chain places try to sell themselves as craft beer bars, but they never have the local selections like this place. Last visit, we sat out in the back patio that now has a roof...which was nice on a... More 

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Thank Tough_to_find_a_name
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your wonderful review!! We take pride in your craft beer selection and love our rotating taps! You will always get something you love with the permanent taps and can always expect something different with the rotations. I will be sure to pass on the kinds words to the staff. We look forward to seeing you again!... More 

Guelph, Canada
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We have been here before, many, many times actually as it is within walking distance of our home. This evening the wings - my go to bar food - were not even warm even though we waited nearly 45min. They looked like they had frost bite, were dumped in a fryer and tossed with some red sauce. We have to... More 

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Thank Robert M
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Robert, I'm terribly sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your last experience with us. Having been here many times before and without issues, I hope you give us another chance, as it is out of character for the wings to be as you described. We cook our wings from fresh, so they do take a bit longer. However... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love everything about the Wooly, good vibe, good people, great tasting food. Cozy little house bar. Pretty well everything on the menu is delicious & it's a great mix of ages.

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Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your kind words!! I'll be sure to pass them along to the rest of the team and we really look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

You have to go here. Amazing food, comfortable atmosphere, very polite and helpful staff and one of the best craft beer and cider selections in Guelph. What more could you ask for Check it out!

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Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your great review! I'm thrilled to hear you have enjoyed your experience with us. We have some great rotationals on right now...come check them out! We look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Woolwich Arrow More 

Campbellville, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

I love the Wooly - have been going there for years. But, my last two Cobb Salads have been disappointing. I know the cost of produce, etc. has been rising, but a Cobb Salad should at least have more than one paltry little egg, and a little more cheese would be nice. Also, the size of the plate it comes... More 

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Thank Robert C
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Robert, Thank you very much for your feedback. We want nothing more than to please our regulars and first time guests. You are absolutely right in that the price of everything has risen. Although I think our salads are still a very valuable size and come with lots of goodies on top, if you would like a little more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: 15198362875
Description
Perhaps the Wooly concept is best represented by renowned Canadian artist Charlie Pachter's "Queen on a Moose" paintings. These pictures conveyed what would happen if a British pub was transferred to Canada. That pub would feature local foods, beverages and decor. It would be an "All-Canadian" pub featuring the best of the British pub culture. A "local" or home-base pub for its guests. The Woolwich Arrow was inspired by the Ontario micro-brewery "explosion" that occurred in the late 1980's. The brewery industry was dominated by 3 large companies for over 40 years until the start of the craft brewery phenomenon. Teaching a course on beers at the University of Guelph Bob Desautels was keenly aware of this development. When an opportunity to open a pub in downtown Guelph emerged he decided to feature only small micro-brews on tap. The rest is history!

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?