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“English Pub”
Review of Crow & Gate Pub

Crow & Gate Pub
Ranked #5 of 320 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Nanaimo
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“English Pub”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Crow and Gate is my all time favourite pub! We have been going there for many years now, and still love it. Done in the style of an "Old English Pub" with roaring fires in the winter, and big wooden beams it is very comfortable, and according to my "old English" in-laws, very authentic. It is "bar service", meaning you go to the bar to order your drinks, but that's all part of the experience. The staff there are great, and work hard to make it a unique place to go.
The food at the Crow and Gate is not what most people think of as bar food-no French fries or chicken wings here-I don't think there is a deep fryer in the place. The dinner specials are great, and the roast beef is very popular, but we normally have the traditional pub plates, with assorted salads, cheese, pickles, etc... and things such at Bratwurst, Scotch egg, steak pie, or Melbray Pork pies. The desserts are pretty incredible too-my personal favourite is the bread pudding with brandy sauce.
They have a good selection of imported draft beers, such as Kilkenny, and they have cider on tap also.
During the summer, it is great to sit outside and enjoy the country views and sunshine in their patio area.
It's a bit of a drive from town, but definitely worth the effort.

  • Visited March 2014
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English first
Nanaimo, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Best Fried Oysters in Nanaimo”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great atmosphere, pleasant bucolic surroundings, excellent beer selection, and the best fried oysters in Nanaimo. A little out of the way but worth the extra effort to get there.

  • Visited April 2014
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Nanaimo, Canada
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“english style pub????”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

here lies the problem ..they don't serve anything deep fried as in french fries!!!or fish & chips ..(an english pubs basics)so what you get with everything you order is scoop of sloopy potato salad, a green salad with some kind of dressing and a very dry crusty bun with enough butter to butter half a bun.What has prompted me to write this review is i have to go there for lunch today with a family member who wants to buy us lunch.Even though i am not paying i don't want to go and am thinking about eating before i go and just have a beer which i think is the reason most people go there.

  • Visited May 2013
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Gabriola
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Very Homey”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Crow and Gate is a lovely Pub with a good feeling. It has several areas that are interesting and te staff are friendly and helpful. Inside, it's rather dark, can be quite cosy in winter with fireplaces. In summer, the outdoor area is lovely. Menu is limited,typical British style, but good.

  • Visited June 2013
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Nanaimo, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Great atmosphere!!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went here for the first time. Very cool place and the food is great. Small menu so it's not overwhelming but everything looks good. I had the crab cakes and they were fantastic.

  • Visited November 2013
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