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“Quirky Pub- Totally Victoria”
Review of The Bent Mast

The Bent Mast
Ranked #180 of 1,197 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $25
Cuisines: Caribbean, Brew Pub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: James Bay
Victoria, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Quirky Pub- Totally Victoria”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

This little place is awesome. It catches you off guard as it is a character house located in quiet James Bay, but it has a great vibe as long as you are up for it. Bent Mast has great food and a great staff and a nice selection of local beers on tap!

Visited July 2013
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English first
Lakebay, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good food & great service!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beer is very good. Nachos were excellent-The small size is huge!!
Staff are friendly and very knowledgeable!
The house has some ghost history!

  • Visited July 2013
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Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“staff attitude sucks”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

my daughter and granddaughter rendezvoued in James Bay to have lunch. Now James Bay eateries have a strange quirk that they all (well almost all) close for a siesta between 2pm - 4:30pm so our choice was limited. Bent Mast looked like a nice enough place and a full sitdown venue so naturally we figured a highchair would be available. Ok so we walk onto the grounds noticed smoking section by garbage cans which was ok by us cuz we don't smoke. We went inside to check if child was welcome and she was however inside had a real odd odour like an old bar. The waiter was not very pleasant maybe cuz he was the only one working both inside and out, but there weren't many customers so.... anyway when I came back down my daughter was less then impressed with the attitude of the waiter. She commented that he was not helpful and appeared rather disinterested which is exactly how he appeared to me when we first arrived in the place. We left. Arrogance has no place in the service industry. Not sure I'd give this place another try or not and definately if the tall dark haired waiter is working.

Visited July 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
333 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Local pub with a good selection of beers and food”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

A nice local pub a few blocks away from the Government Building in Menzies Street. Good selection of beers, reasonably priced and OK food (pasta arrabiata was plentiful and spicey). The atmosphere is lively and it has a few tables outside where you can catch the evening sun.

It serves food until midnight on a Friday and Saturday night.

  • Visited June 2013
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Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Good Food Good selection of beers”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

The bent mast is a friendly pub in James Bay with good food and a good selection of beers, including locally brewed offerings. The house wine is not great and often a little old. Stick with the beer.

Food is good. Try the yam fries for a snack.

  • Visited April 2013
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