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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
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Opens in 23 min
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Service
Value
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LOCATION
389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the opportunity to have breakfast at The Guv'nor while in St.Johns on business. This was my first visit to The Guv'nor and it will NOT be my last! Upon arrival we were met by Larry who was upbeat and friendly. We were seated and...More

Thank FamilyTraveller13
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank You for the kind words. It was very nice to meet you and look forward to seeing you on your next visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend’s family and I went for supper the other night. The food was enjoyable and the drinks were great! The atmosphere is nice in a cozy pub kind of way :)

Thank Shari O
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Thank You for your kind words. We look forward to visiting with you on your next visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a good location for seven or eight old classmates to meet and enjoy a chat over lunch. The food was good. Good selection. The service was excellent.

Thank pwalsh1919
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Thank You for your kind words. We look forward to visiting with you on your next visit to The Guv'nor

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half a dozen Newfoundland beers on tap, fried cod tongues on the menu, cheerful staff, and a pleasant atmosphere -- What more could you ask? The breakfasts are good, too.

Thank Porcophile
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sports team loves this place and is always insisting we grab drinks here after our games. The drinks are okay, some limited selection but almost everyone can find something they like. The service ranges from friendly and slow to downright cranky. We have NEVER...More

Thank Reba S
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Always very dependable service and quality food. Home fries are super. Portion sizes will satisfy your hunger.

Thank MaxwellWade
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Good Afternoon Mr Wade Thank You for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you on your next event

Reviewed August 13, 2018

Menu is the same. Quality of the servings have changed. Food seems all reheated and worn out. Staff are old and worn and ratty looking. Used to enjoy this place but have been there twice recently and it is not good. Also on top of...More

Thank MENBBB
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We went to the pub for Prime Rib and Yorkshire Pudding ...we had wine and shared a cod au gratin to start and the had the prime rib and Yorkshire pudding ...the Marsala juice was good but the gravy made the whole meal much better...More

Thank milliemccabe
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2018

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

Reviewed July 21, 2018

Honestly had an awful meal but the server put it right and took if off the bill. When we arrived they looked amazed that we had not booked but our cousins had never booked before. Were seated and our friendly server introduced herself and ran...More

Thank galaxy148
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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 July 11, 2018

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

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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