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Review of The Goose's Acre

The Goose's Acre
Ranked #42 of 214 Restaurants in The Woodlands
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Goose's Acre Irish Pub stood on Main Street, Midleton, Ireland, immediately in front of "The Goose's Acre," a historical landmark named by locals where geese gaggles grazed in the 1800's. The pub opened in 1886 and was handed down from father to son through the years. In 2005, the pub was forced to close to make way for new development. While back in Ireland visiting relations, Brian Young and Colm O'Neill proposed purchasing the contents of the pub, to include both bars, from the previous owner who was distraught over the pending loss of the pub's history and heritage. Although it meant shipping the pub across the Atlantic Ocean, the previous owner was ecstatic that The Goose's Acre Irish Pub would continue its traditions of bygone times. Brian Young and Colm O'Neill made the decision to bring this authentic pub to The Woodlands to share the romance and history of years past. We welcome you to pull up a chair and enjoy the experience of The Woodlands only authentic European Pub. You'll find Happy Hour (all day long!), a traditional yet inventive bar and dining menu, the best drinks a most a truly irreplicable Irish Pub feel with the beautiful, hardwood fixtures and original furnishings.
The Woodlands, Texas
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92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Had the meatza-pizza. Good. Not too much grease to sop up with extra napkins. Pleasant setting along the waterway. Half off one day a week.

Visited September 2013
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“"The real deal"”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

This place is a real Irish Pub that was built in Ireland and shipped to Woodlands, Texas. You can get there by foot or take the woodlands waterway boat right to the water front patio door. It has a water level patio and a water view upstairs area. We were met right away by a friendly host and was seated outside on the the canal. The view was awesome watching the birds,people and the tour boat cruise by. Our waitress was Ashley who handled our order and several special requests without missing a step and always with a smile. The cedar plank salmon and authentic shepherds pie was outstanding. If you get a chance walk thru the pub and check out all the Irish history. This whole area is full of shopping,Restaurants,and activities. The Pub would have got an excellent but I have PET peeve about people bringing there dogs into a restaurant eating area(Patio) Also this area of town your allowed to smoke on the patios which forced us to give up a prime table. We would eat there again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank 03GWing
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Magnolia, Texas
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“Love this Bistro & Irish Pub!”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

The location is perfect being on the waterway and they have great food/drink specials! Also, love the history of "The Gooses Acre".

  • Visited July 2013
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“Cozy pub with better-than-average food”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Goose's Acre has a great location facing the Woodlands Waterway, but it has more to offer than the atmosphere. Good burgers, well prepared pub favorites, and excellent salads are among the solid choices on the broad, family-friendly menu.

Visited August 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“On the Water Authenic Gaelic”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is an authentic pub on the inside, they have two levels and two levels of outdoor seating as well. Nice beer selection, I always go for a local brew. I have been for lunch and dinner have sat inside and out. The outdoor seating is directly on the water walk.

Visited July 2013
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