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All reviews fish and chips the pub stuffed yorkshire pudding nice patio great place to eat vancouver island
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Reviewed October 13, 2022 via mobile

The person looking after the property was very friendly but we were very disappointed with the property. If we hadn’t paid non-refundable ahead of time we would have looked for alternate accommodation. The reasons are as follows: First night was a write-off as patio door...lock did not work so we had to wait for locksmith to repair it. As friendly as he was we weren't in the mood to listen to his thoughts on virtual reality goggles. Yup, you read that right. Then we spent over an hour looking for one of our cellphones which in the end turned out that the property manager, who was present at the lock reparations, picked up and left with it. Said she thought it was her daughter's. No kidding! Next we discovered that the water heater didn't work so now we're waiting for the plumber. Add some more time to our big night out in Dublin. We had been traveling all day and were ripe for a shower which didn't happen until much later. Considering we checked in at around 3 we spent the next 5 hours getting the place fixed. But wait, there's more: the apartment smells like sewer especially in the bathroom, foor was sticky so didn’t want to be without socks fire extinguisher kept falling out of the wall so we eventually just left it on a chair. Considering we only stayed a few days there are probably more things that need to be addressed in this place and in my humble opinion condemning it is not out of the question. As our final week in a month-long visit to the Emerald Isle, which up to this point was extremely wonderful, this left an absolutely bad taste in our mouthes. Martin SharrenMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 16, 2022 via mobile

Service was really good. Ordered chicken wings and rib bites and both were very tasty. Ordered a Caesar that was spiced perfectly with celery, olives and a piece of pepperoni on the side.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 17, 2022

Visited Parksville for the night, and popped in for a pint on the patio. Beautiful spot that is quiet and surrounded by greenery and fountain. LOVELY!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 25, 2022

Menu has lots of 'comfort food' ... Thing that caught me eye was the stuffed Yorkshire pudding .. It was good (not great) with mashed potatoes. Their fish and chips is under-cooked ...thick batter not cooked all the way through. Good portions though.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed November 22, 2021

Food was great & beer was cold. Really enjoyed the old safe. The safe front is like an classic piece art!!!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed August 30, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food with generous portions. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Would recommend in a heartbeat!! Considering it was during Covid we felt super comfortable and safe!!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

Patio atmosphere on the side of the pub is really nice. Excellent food and even better service. Nice beer selection with some Island highlights. One of those stops on Vancouver Island that is dependably reliable for good food and service.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 24, 2021 via mobile

We have ride past this restaurant many times, so this time we stopped. And glad we did. Super great service, awesome patio, great food. Fish and chips were very good , big portion. We will go back agsin

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 13, 2021 via mobile

We wanted pub food. While the service was absolutely great (one server on the floor at 530 pm and she did amazing) we made the mistake of sitting on the bar side. It's smelled like urine and the food was just ok.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

Nice pub in the center of Parksville. Food, prices and service was good. Nice patio if you would like to sit outside.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 10, 2021 via mobile

Classic comfort food done very well in an amazing setting. We sat outside and loved it. But what we loved most was the service team. Great people working hard to give their lined-up guests the best experience possible. Will come back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 12, 2021

This was my 1st time to come here I had the fish & chips which was very good there is so many menu items to chose from the service was good we did not have long to wait sat outside.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021

We ordered online for pickup. I ordered the Yorkshire pudding and my wife got a fish burger. I swear 3 people could split the “Yorkie” and be well fed. So good. Online ordering is well set up. We got a text telling us our meal...would be ready in 10 minutes (this was 6:30 on a Sunday evening). Unfortunately, we live about 20 minutes away so I called when we were still 10 minutes out. The very friendly and accommodating staff said, “no problem at all, we’ll keep it warm for you. Next time, just mention it in the note section when you order and it will be ready for when you get here.” Great experience and well worth repeating.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

Went to check this out and the building is closed and appears to be gutted inside. Don’t go out of your way to go there until you know it’s re-opened.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 20, 2020

This place is closed for renovations! 760684900 This place is closed for renovations! Please update this listing so people don not drive across town to find it like I did!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Rod and Gun Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5