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“Always a great Pub” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Royal Coachman

The Royal Coachman
Ranked #144 of 1,213 Restaurants in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Always a great Pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Stopped in the Coachman many times for a couple quick pints when traveling through Waterdown.
Staff is great and food is always good. The outdoor patio is always fun and pub is always full.
No complaints. Food is close to traditional English as can be. Beer and environment always enjoyable.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
London, ON
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289 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Good service, great food, nice patio”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Don't let the address fool you. This pub is in Waterdown which is now a part of Hamilton. However, it is not on Main Street in Hamilton but on Main Street in the village of Waterdown. The food was very good for all four of us. The prices were fair and the service was good, but not great. It was a pretty busy Friday evening when we were there but they should be prepared for that. It is a great place to get together with a few friends and pass the time. It has almost a European atmosphere and lends itself to a leisurely meal. Will definitely go again

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Chileice
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Burlington, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“For a great pub experience try the Royal Coachman in Waterdown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

We frequent this fine establishment often because of its fine service, quality and value. The traditional pub atmosphere makes this place warm and cozy and it makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. There is even a wonderful beer garden setting that is open during the warm months. The menu carries your typical pub fair as well as some other items to give some variety. They have a fine variety of imported beers that will appeal to even the most discerning beer drinker. Try it you will love it!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peter I
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Burlington, Canada
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195 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Fun, Inexpensive Local Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

The Royal Coachman has been around for years. If you want fish and chips, this is the place to go. It's busy, noisy, but inexpensive and fits the bill for a casual meal. Don't order prime rib--this is a pub not a steak house.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pat W
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Fort Myers, Florida
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very Popular British Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

When you watch Diners, Drive-ins & Dives (triple D) the Food Network TV show with host Guy Fieri, each place he visits is very busy. That is what The Royal Coachman is like when the weekend comes.

Our table ordered a varity of items from the menu. Liver done perfectly not cooked until rubberized. Fresh steamed veggies not a soggy heap that had been in water for hours.

Steak pie was excellent the meat was tender and it was served in a nice gravy, very good dish to order.

The fish and sweet potatoe fries, excellent as well. The fish was tender and flakey not over cooked as so many cooks do.

Nice job by the kitchen staff considering the place was at capacity for the one and a half hours we stayed.

The menu prices are reasonable for the quality and portions of the food they offer. The wait staff worked as a team to ensure the hot meals reached each table.

It can get a little loud in the Pub but that is expected when you go to a place that is popular.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank haroldslangille
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