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“Guinness on Tap!”
Review of 17 Mile House

17 Mile House
Ranked #12 of 51 Restaurants in Sooke
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 7, 2014

As I mentioned in my review of the Stone Pipe Grill, also in Sooke, I find myself in this charming part of the West Coast of Vancouver Island an number of times every July/August as I attend events related to the Sooke Fine Arts Show.
On one of the evenings we stopped at the 17 Mile for dinner. The building is very old, being one of the coach stops on the way out of Victoria. For the West Coast it reeks of history!
The menu is standard pub grub with nice mix of choices. My friends had burgers and fries and I, in a fit of gluten free nobility, had an Asian style salad with chicken. As a treat, my friends started with a side of onion rings which were pronounced superb! The burgers were on nice buns with great fries, the salad was tasty and, in case you missed the title, they have Guinness on tap! Service was friendly and welcoming, too. We will be going back.

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Thank Michael P
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place is like a traditional pub with a dark interior and cheerful staff. Darren looked after us in a most friendly and informative manner. We had Lighthouse Race Rocks beer and Rock Creek apple cider to drink. Busy night with most tables full and the bar serving lots of beverages. The interior is much what one expects from an English style pub, setting the right atmosphere. The exterior is currently undergoing a make over. For food we had a steak sandwich with salad and fries and beef dip special. Best steak sandwich I have had in long time!! We have been to the 17 Mile several times and it seldom disappoints. Prime Rib is superb. Music Bingo on Saturday nights is always a lot of fun.

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Thank BC-Valley-Guy
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Reviewed July 16, 2014

Established in 1894 as the 17 Mile House, this pub is an English pub. We have been to Great Britain many times and love the English pubs. When we walked into the 17 Mile House it smelled like, looked like, sounded like and was an English pub transported to British Columbia.
If you like English pubs this place is for you because it was definitely for us.
Beer on tap, food scrumptious, wait staff friendly and helpful. We just sat there and absorbed the atmosphere. Ah, heaven !!!!!!!

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Thank ConnieBR
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

So apparently there are at least 4 pubs to go to from Zero Mile, to 3 Mile, 6 Mile and 17 Mile Pub. On our trip we tried 3 Mile and 17 Mile. We had debated stopping at 6 mile but were meeting up with a friend so couldn't stop for a pint.

17 Mile serves a good size meal and the price is very reasonable. We spend a good hour or so enjoying our food, the atmosphere and pints.

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Thank RedDaisy007
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

We spend an hour or so in this bar after having a meal somewhere else in Sooke. We should have come here first! Seemed like a good selection of drinks and everyone was very friendly. Look out for music bingo night which was good fun.

Thank petermgordon
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