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The Guv'nor Pub

389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
+1 709-726-3053
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (9 reviews)
“taco salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pub grub and fast service. Small, tight and noisy but still worth the trip. The fish and chips was great. This truly has the feel of an English pub

Thank paulrR8797RM
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank You for your kind words. We consider our Fish and Chips to be the best in the city. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last time I ate here was in the late 90’s. Food was great then and still is. I brought my two girls here on Canada Day. Heather was our server and she was delightful. She was really good to my girls. I had the onion...More

Thank Lpeddle
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good Morning Thank You for your kind words. We pride ourself in Great food and excellent service. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful pub atmosphere,cozy,warm esp on such a cold day. the food was belly warming and filling,and the waitress attentive. Will definitely be returning.

Thank barbara p
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Morning Thank You for your review. We are so glad that your Dining experience went well . We look forward to seeing you again at The Guv'nor Pub

Reviewed February 10, 2018

We walked by this place so many times in our MUN days but never went in (we didn't have much money in those days for dining out!). While in St. John's for a brief stay recently, we decided to try it. Inside is dated but...More

Thank S L
Larry W, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Good Morning, Thank You for the kind words. We look forward to meeting you on your next visit.

Reviewed December 23, 2017

It used to be on almost everyone’s menu but these days it’s like trying to find the proverbial needle in a haystack. Chains like Smitty’s in Canada and Denny’s, down south don’t serve it anymore. Almost every petrol stop on the highways which had a...More

1  Thank NFLDTOWNIE
Larry W, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Thank You for your kind words. We are very proud of our Liver and onions. We look for ward to seeing you again on your next visit .

Reviewed November 7, 2017

Excellent atmosphere , cosy , relatively quiet (especially if you get a booth) . Service is attentive and quick . Ask for a glass of water as you sit down if you want one as the staff are busy and may not remember after you...More

Thank beverley v
Larry W, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

Thank You for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit

Reviewed November 4, 2017

Terrific dinner! First, had the best. onion. rings. ever!! The batter was light and perfectly cooked. Then a beautiful piece of pan seared cod - delicious. I was too full for dessert but it didn't stop me from having the blueberry cake -- fantastic! Service...More

Thank StellaK777
Larry W, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

Thank You for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This was a very nice choice for a family lunch. We arrived 20 mins early than the rest of the family and was more than welcome to sit and wait. The waitress was more than accommodating and there was a nice variety of food (as...More

Thank Susan R
Larry W, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

Good Afternoon, Thank You so much for the kind words. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

So it's been a month since our last visit. We went by the guvnor today for brunch as what better to do on a Sunday. The place was crazy busy as usual. Tina had some help today but luckily we had her as our server....More

Thank myles881
Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was full so we thought maybe come back another time. But she came straight away and acknowledged that we were there. She cleaned a booth for us and got us seated. We had our drinks within what felt like seconds and our food...More

Thank myles881
Larry W, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 19, 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at the Guv'nor Pub. We will share your kind words with Tina. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Monday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-726-3053
  • E-mail
Description
Relax in authentic Old-English ambiance and enjoy a marvelous selection from our delightfully diverse menu. Find your preferred pint on tap, enthusiastic service and hearty meals. The Guv'nor Pub is known for moose specialties, hearty weekend brunches, a charming wine list, and Wing Night Monday & Tuesday! Drop by and try our new lamb, bison or turkey burger. So join us anytime for our distinctive brand of light-hearted hospitality and incredible fare!
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