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Garrick's Head Pub

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1140 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2, Canada
+1 250-384-6835
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
1140 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chickpea burger is delicious! Friendly pub with good service and a wide beer selection. Food lovely! Definitely worth a visit.

Thank CHP78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by one of the locals. We were able to sit outside on a beautiful evening which was nice as the volume inside can be a little loud, but not enough to bother us. The seafood chowder was wonderful. The serving is...More

Thank Marge B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, excellent, excellent fish and chips. The Garrick's Head Ale is worth a go. If you can nab a seat by the fire on a rainy evening, you've got the best seat in the house. I highly recommend it here.

Thank sdb_edmonton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Surprisingly good food with nice selection of local draft beers. Shepard's pie was unique and tasty - ingredients in chicken wrap very fresh and flavorful. Tables with nice view of Bastion Square street to comfortably watch the worikd go by.

Thank Douglas F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a great place to throw back a pint or two and grab a snack after sightseeing or shopping. There are lots of local beer choices from Victoria and Vancouver.

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool place to hang out and try some local beers. The burger was delicious and there was no way I could finish the fries! The people watching is great. Bonus - they have outlets to charge your phone (who knew this would be a...More

Thank lionlooksright
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great spot to grab a pint and take a break from checking local shops. Pub is in then center of the nicest small shops and just two blocks from the harbor. Super friendly staff who were cheerful and seemed happy to answer my stupid tourist...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We had to stop and have a drink at the bar that share's my boyfriend's namesake. Not many people or places can say they are named Garreck (he spells it with an E). The bartender was very nice. We wanted to buy a shirt but...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This ended up being a default pub since we were across the street and a beautiful irish pub and the service was so terrible we cancelled our food and left. Well that's the best thing we ever did, from the moment we walked into the...More

Thank neurosarcoidism
Reviewed 2 September 2017

I had a sweet potato burger and my husband had Shepard's pie..both very good. The service was great.

Thank jlsk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Y2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-384-6835
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