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Our story begins in Ireland. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, St. James's Gate, established in 1996, was built and manufactured in Dublin, Ireland. The authenticity of the imported Irish woodwork and fantastic artifacts make St. James Gate one of the premier Irish pubs in the world. The Gate has a warm friendly atmosphere that makes you feel instantly at home. Rub shoulders with local residents and tourists from around the world. The bartenders are friendly and prepare the drinks with care and consideration and the staff proves just what a capable & fun group of servers is worth. It's everything an Irish Pub should be.
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Irish, Pub
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best pub food in Banff. Potchos are unreal. Shepard’s pie is the best Shepard’s pie I’ve ever had and love that I can get a pint of magners. My only complaint is that they could have more of a selection of Irish beer but love...that they have smithwicks, harp and magners on tap :) cheersMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 25, 2021

Super friendly staff. The food was great and so were the drinks. We loved the atmosphere and they have booths perfect for social distancing. We were here every day of our visit to Banff. Relaxing and enjoyable.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2020

Authentic pub. Seemed a bit short staffed, but the wait didn't bother us. Yummy poutine and good drinks !

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 12, 2020

This is our favorite pub in Banff by far. At this visit, it was myself and an adult daughter and we both enjoyed the atmosphere, the friendly staff and the meals we ordered. I've gotta say the steak and guinness pie is tempting me to...make another visit really soon.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed November 10, 2020

We came back to the St James Gate and had a wonderful afternoon! Lovely food and drinks and really good service! We are ready to come back ina few weeks!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2020

This was a nice Irish pub. Due to covid, they were out of Irish beer but the local beer on tap was a fine substitute. We had the Beef Dip and the Chicken, Bacon and Leek Pie. The food was very good as was the...service. We would return.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 13, 2020

We had dinner at the pub last week. It was after a long day of travelling and hiking. I expected average food and tired service but was pleasantly surprised: it was the opposite! Everyone enjoyed their quality well-priced meals very much. I was most surprised...by the staff, who were courteous and friendly. I expected impatient pandemic-fatigued workers but the ladies were amazing.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 17, 2020

This is not a place that I would write up for being fine dining but it certainly manages and exceeds expectations. I have been her a number of times now and it certainly deserves a review. My wife always gets the fish and chips which...has always been good... batter not to pancake like and definitely crispy. I normally would get a burger and fries in a pub but this place has some good eats. I asked the server which I should have between the lamb stew and Guiness Beef Pie and she recommended the pie.... the puff pastry was good but not one hndred percent cooked.... not enough to raise a stink though...a nd the pie fillings were steaming hot, hearty and delicious. The onion rings were well prepared and the mussels starter had a very nice hot garlicky broth that was sopped up by the texas toast. The beer selection is excellent although they didnt have Smithwicks that day,...supply issues which are understandable during the current pandemic... but they DID have Sierra Nevada Pale Ale which I would recommend to anyone who likes pale ales. Service was prompt, efficient, pleasant and the place was comfortable and clean once again. We will return regularlyMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

We got a meal for takeaway and it was excellent service and was ready in about 15 mins. Their vegetarian burger was delicious, and the portion size was Fantastic!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 18, 2020

I like Irish stew and have eaten it in many places before. I would give 4 out of 5 to this place for Irish stew. The portions were big, however they should probably buy a younger meat for this meal

Date of visit: August 2020
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August 10, 2016|
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Response from yellowbirdVermont | Reviewed this property |
I went there as a diner. I saw some children with their families. We were there at a family dining time around 6:00/6:30 pm.
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June 9, 2016|
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