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The Dam Pub Gastropub

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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish
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53 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada
+1 519-599-2110
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our meal, but the best part was the impromptu whisky tasting afterwards with the Whisky Ambassador, Stephanie! She was so patient, knowledgeable, and even paired our whisky with a small chocolate pâté that brought out the smokey peaty goodness of the Islay scotch. We were truly impressed and will be back soon for more whisky tastings! Brilliant experience,... More 

Thank Jill T
Clarksburg, Ontario
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful, authentic scottish pub located in the heart of Thornbury, Ontario. With over 775 single malt scotches to choose from, a wonderful menu and ambiance - you can not go wrong. The staff are very welcoming and accommodating! The meals are delicious with lots of choices. A must when you are visiting the Beaver Valley!

Thank Catherine S
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent! Portions are generous and very good. Very attentive service. Lovely patio and large space inside too. Thoroughly recommend the bread and butter pudding for dessert.

Thank Shirley S
London, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good size servings in traditional pub fare. Steak and kidney pie, liver, shepherds pie good comfort food.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent all around place to spend some quality time with the service, ambiance and staff. We go fairly regularly and they never disappoint us.

Thank RGRAY285
Treasure Island, Florida
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226 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disneyland of whisky👍. Had a great time while sampling the whisky of the month, Writers Tears. Great bar tender. A must if your in the area.

Thank bandit153
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Michelle was awesome!! The food was fantastic and the whiskey was outstanding!! Can't wait to come back and do it all again!!

Thank Cheryl B
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Dad found this pub and 7 of us went because of the good reviews; we were not let down. The service was great - our waitress was really friendly and helpful. The portions were enormous but the food was really tasty, especially the bread and butter pudding which was gorgeous. Would definitely go back if I was in the... More 

Thank Leah B
Vankleek Hill, Canada
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Who could resist a place like this? While visiting friends in Bognor, we decided to lunch at The Dam Pub. We knew we had to try it! We're not whiskey connaisseurs but they had some great beers to choose from. My friend tried the popular Fried Haagis and onion rings and his wife had the Ploughman's Platter. My husband and... More 

Thank Lois T
London, Canada
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I reviewed this restaurant a year ago and complained about the service, but since the food is good we decided to give it another chance. Sorry to say it, but they haven't improved the service. It doesn't appear to be the fault of the wait staff, the kitchen just doesn't appear to be on top of things. My wife ordered... More 

Thank Ron E
Gord P, Owner at The Dam Pub Gastropub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. You are correct. “The food is great, just be prepared to wait for it.” We have an very successful restaurant formula. Our goal is to keep it that way. We are not in the fast food business. You were made aware, by my daughter Stephanie, that she was attending to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $29
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Blue Mountains  >  Thornbury
  • Phone Number: +1 519-599-2110
A popular family owned Gastropub set in the quaint village of Thornbury, Ontario. We are featured regularly on The Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here!" Folks come for miles to enjoy Red Seal Chef Suzette Gerry's culinary delights, over 665 whiskies in Stephanie's Whisky Bar, and our impeccable service with seasoned waiters. All this nestled into our circa 1875 house with a welcoming and cozy ambience. Reservations highly recommended. YES when you see that little yellow airplane pulling a banner saying THEDAMPUB.CA-ALL DESSERTS HOMEMADE ...... that is us!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?