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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 good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“taco salad” (3 reviews)
“wings” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

When a restaurant disappoints, I seldom bother to write a review... but decided to make an exception in this case. We were there for a special event and while the venue itself was really quite nice, the food service was really lacking, and when asked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DecoDoppler
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good Evening, I am so sorry that your experience didn't go well. We thrive to provide excellent service and food but it seems we failed on your visit. Please contact me at your pleasure so we can discuss further Larry Wiseman Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

I come here a couple of times a year and I don't know why I don't visit more often. Everything is homemade which is hard to find! Came here on a Friday with a cpl of coworkers and had the fish & chips. Serving was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Newfiechick1
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2018

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

Reviewed October 15, 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FamilyTraveller13
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

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

Reviewed October 2, 2018 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 :)

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Shari O
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

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

Reviewed October 2, 2018

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.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank pwalsh1919
Larry W, Front Office Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

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

Reviewed September 27, 2018

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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Porcophile
Reviewed September 27, 2018

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Frisbae17
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: January 2018
1  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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

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