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“Joe and Helena are fantastic hosts and their bar is one of a kind! ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Sheep Pub - CLOSED

Black Sheep Pub
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Bar scene
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Joe and Helena are fantastic hosts and their bar is one of a kind! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We had the great fortune of visiting the Black Sheep pub while traveling in Guiones Beach, and boy did we luck out. This is a total gem of a pub nestled in the beautiful hills of Santa Marta with stunning views, good quality draught beer and some excellent company. Joe and Helena the owners were incredibly welcoming and their pub was like nothing you could find anywhere else in the country. It was decorated with beer memorabilia from around the world and spoke volumes of their travels and insight. We absolutely cannot wait to return! The hardest part will just be getting there - it's no easy feat to find this place, and without a 4WD rental you'll have to hire a driver. No other access, unfortunately.

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  • English first
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English first
Boca de Nosara, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Helena and Joe are the owners, hosts and brewsters of the Black Sheep Pub; a venue not to be missed during your visit to Nosara!!... An adventurous mission to find the Black Sheep and get up to Finca Dona Cielo, taking a local as a guide is suggested as makes the mission less of an undertaking... Helena and Joe are one of the most accommodating, fun and interesting couples left of the original 'Lavender Set' of Nosara. They host several well attended, full service events per year and will open for your group with advance notice, usually a phone call a day or so ahead and they will accommodate you... Home micro brews from behind a thick wood authentic Old English bar with all the decor of an Old English Pub, beautiful sunset views are not to be missed so get up there before 5pm!

  • Visited December 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Better than many pubs I've been to in England!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

The owner/publican is really friendly and runs this more as a hobby. The atmosphere is amazing - you'd think you were in the heart of London from the interior. A great selection of ales and barley wine. The local breweries were even contacted for news on anything new or interesting by the owner/publican. If you love pubs and you want a break from Costa Rican beer (adequate at best), you need to get on up the hill to the Black Sheep and good luck staggering back home!

Visited November 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

the owner opened this up for us as a private treat. so many delicious beers that you never find in Costa Rica. he can tell you many fantastic stories

Visited March 2013
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Cottonwood, AZ
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Bumpy Drive Worth Conquering”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

The drive up to it is a bumpy one, but once you are there, you will not believe how cool this Scottish/English Pub is - with relics from hundreds of pubs world-wide and many delicious beers on tap, Joe and Helena have brought another culture into the Country with the Black Sheep Pub!

Visited January 2013
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