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“Wow! A touch or Ireland in the centre”

Saintt James's Gate Olde Irish Pub
Ranked #14 of 151 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $22
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our Story Begins in Ireland Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, St. James's Gate, established in 1996, was built and manufactured in Dublin, Ireland. The authenticity of the imported Irish woodwork and fantastic artifacts make St. James Gate one of the premier Irish Pubs in the world. The Gate has a warm friendly atmosphere that makes you feel instantly at home. Rub shoulders with local residents and tourists from around the world. The bartenders are friendly and prepare the drinks with care and consideration and the staff proves just what a capable & fun group of servers is worth. It's everything an Irish Pub should be.
Reviewed May 17, 2012

A real Irish pub (so real it was contained shipped to Banff from Dublin after being demollished there and rebuilt). All original Irish fittings, (female) Staff wear the short Irish kilts,as seen in Irish dancing, food really good and plenty of it well presented (and what one is used to in the UK), always lots of people there, very good atmosphere, happy hour each evening....... Well worth a visit (we ate there, evening meal - twice!)

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Reviewed May 7, 2012

We visit this place every time we are in Banff and always have a meal as the food is so good. There are many beers on tap but nothing beats a good pint of Guinness. The live music is very good and gets the feet tapping. The place is always busy for a reason.

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Reviewed May 5, 2012

A very nice place to eat in the heart of town.the meals were quite large, as we had been warned, and very well priced. There was not one complaint from our party. The staff were dressed in costume and we were seated near the fire. Atmosphere was excellant as it was snowing outside. Would recommend the pub to anyone who wants a good value for money meal.

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Reviewed May 4, 2012

The decor is very nice, very pubish (in a good way), lovely fireplace which we were fortunate to sit close to ... everything seemed perfect for a good food experience. The wine and beer selections were good and we looking forward to authentic pub food. The ceasar salad was swimming in commercial dressing, the french fries from frozen (confirmed by the waiter), the wings tasted also prepared from frozen...just a disappointment.

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Reviewed April 29, 2012

Looks like a typical irish pub, lots of wood, kinda dark, booths, etc.

The food is very good and the beer is even better. This place hasn't changed since I first went there in 1999. That says something in this business.

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