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The Dam Pub Gastropub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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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
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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London, Canada
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant was able to squeeze us in for dinner on a busy long weekend. The restaurant was very cozy. We were on the ground floor by the bar area. My husband had the lamb shank which he said was one of the best he had. The lamb shank was $24 which we found to be very reasonable based on... More 

Thank karleeanne00
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

The dam pub is the best dam pub of all the pubs around. I had the wingy dingys and a burger with salad. Oh what a treat, you wouldn't believe how tasty she be

Thank Trevor H
Thornbury, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

The Dam Pub is one of our favorite dinning places, the atmosphere is great, the food is exceptional and the service top notch.

Thank David M
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

We have been going to this little gem for years, but finally decided to write a review. Friday night in February, packed as per usual, but got a great table in the bar. Warm room, cold white wine, great food and amazing staff = wonderful!

Thank Peter B
Durham, Canada
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

About an hour's drive from home, met friends coming from the other direction. Waitress was pleasant, no rush and we had the table for most of the evening without any question from staff. Pub atmosphere, good food, everyone ordered different dinners and all with favorable comments. Good selection of desserts that was again enjoyed by all.

Thank justme4844
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

I love this place. The atmosphere is inviting and casual. The whisky selection is unbelievable. And the food! The steak and kidney pie is outstanding. but... you MUST try... the HAGGIS!! I am not Scottish, I've never been to Scotland. I've never had haggis and I have been negatively influenced by all the bad haggis press. It's a shame really.... More 

Thank Paul G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I did a private whiskey tasting. It was an experience I will remember forever. Some of the best food and service I have ever had!

Thank Farmasurus R
Thornbury, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Best lamb shanks in the area! If you are a scotch coniseur, this Pub is a must visit as it specializes in hundreds of different scotches with a very detailed description of each available scotch.

Thank Lynn R
Barrie, Canada
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82 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

This place was an experience! If you are with a group I recommend making reservations. The 6 of us each tried something different and there wasn't a complaint at the table. We even shared a fried haggis app and we all liked it! So much so that we will order it again next time! The variety of scotch is jaw... More 

Thank Tippi C
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

A good choice for celiacs or gluten intolerants, as they have a good gf selection, and knowledgeable staff.

Thank maguffy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $29
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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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