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The Fernwood Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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1302 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1S1, Canada
+1 250-412-2001
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Victoria, Canada
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've often been here with a friend for a few beers and a snack. Their pub food, burgers and such, are better than average. They have a few good salads and some other choices that show the kitchen in good light. The service can be a bit spotty and, if there's a play in the theatre across the street, quite... More 

Thank Ben324
Victoria, Canada
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97 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We had lunch there today and I must say our meal was so so. I ordered the Shiitake Mushroom stir fry adding prawns. My wife ordered the Thai soup. The soup was not good at all. Very bland and quite thick she could not eat it. My meal was very bland and the prawns that were added were more like... More 

Thank Wayne H
Vancouver Island
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went here twice now for a business lunch. Seated immediately. Not busy on a Monday or Thursday. Menu although not extensive had something for everyone with meals running $14 to $18 on average. Service was quick. Food fantastic, chicken fingers, fish burger soup!! The yam fries are delish!

Thank lulubelle45
British Columbia
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108 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favourites in Victoria. Can be a bit loud but the atmosphere and character help that fade away. Excellent food, excellent service. Something else that I liked was the mixed clientele ... all ages and types of people, all having a great time.

Thank pkrockit
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I live in the area and frequent the Fernwood Inn with a friend of mine when we want a pint (or two) and some tasty pub food. I recommend the buttermilk chicken strips and yam fries, they go very well with an IPA. It's always busy but I don't think I've ever waited for longer than 10 minutes to get... More 

Thank ladh7
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My husband took me here for a lovely evening. The place has a great vibe. Service and good were both excellent, would definitely return.

1 Thank kitkitcaroo
Seattle, Washington
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The place is LOUD, cause it's so popular, and I didn't even care once the food arrived. A perfect margarita and delicious Whiskey BBQ chicken sandwich, plus the salad I shared was one of the best ever (greens, tiny blueberries, roasted macadamia nuts, cherry tomatoes, and thin slices of brie, with one of The best dressings ever). If I lived... More 

1 Thank Charlene M
Victoria, Canada
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423 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

It's been a year or so since I've last been to the Fernwood Inn and I won't wait so long between visits. Consistently they have great food, service, and ambience without the pretension of some other places. I tried the Fernwood Rootbeer, which was great. Had some of the Red Truck, then the Blackberry Sommersby. All delicious and perfect on... More 

1 Thank ProfAragon
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Varied menu to appeal to almost every taste. Loved the 10 curried prawns for $11. Nostalgic with an outside patio. Recommended.

Thank linchimrs
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Stayed at a nearby Air BnB and the host recommended this place. In the 8 days I was there, I went to the Fernwood 3 times. The food was great, the staff friendly and the location, for me anyway, was a short walk away. I went for open mic nite and was thoroughly entertained by some great local singer-songwriters. Great... More 

Thank shamrocksmith29

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1302 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-412-2001
The Fernwood Inn is a 2013 EAT Magazine Silver Award winning pubstyle restaurant in the category of "Neighbourhood Gem." A community gathering place committed to providing locally sourced organic products, The Fernwood Inn boasts wild seafood, and Victoria's best micro brews - where every element of our Inn's cuisine is created 'Inn' house! Join us for good food, great friends and a couple of drinks in our dining room or out on the patio. Our Art Room can also be reserved for groups of up to 60+ peoples.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?