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The Guv'nor Pub

) #52 of 298 Restaurants in St. John's $$ - $$$ , ,
389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
+1 709-726-3053
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“potato skins” (2 reviews)
“wings” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
$$ - $$$
389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Under new management,it shows real pride in treating customers like first class,(esp. Jonathon today. ..thank you sir.) Washrooms clean, nice treat at any time.Can't wait for return visit.

Thank b p
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here a couple of times now, each time more disappointing than the last. I wasn't a fan the first go around, but my husband really enjoyed it so we returned. This time, we ordered potato skins to start, first mistake. Sometimes less really...More

Thank TryAndCatchTheWind
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is warm, welcoming, and relaxed. Had a dinner with family and food servings are huge. Food is delicious, and the seats are comfortable. The management and staff are funny, and gracious. I'll be sorry to leave as we are staying in the hotel...More

Thank Mammanewton
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great little British style pub with nice atmosphere but honestly the food just wasn't as good as the last time we were here. There were 4 of us for supper, 3 of us had the fish and chips. All 3 of us found the batter...More

Thank Retired2gether
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great food with wonderful service. The wait staff were very down to earth and friendly. It was awesome!!

Thank Lynette M
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I've been several times. The food, staff & service are always great. The atmosphere is super quaint. Great value as well. You won't be disappointed.

Thank mkjm79
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I am not a huge fish and chips fan but this was in top 3 for the city. Absolutely the best I've ever ate. Good presentation. Flavor was perfect. Dressing and gravy on the fries was perfect. Not too much, just enough. Prices were decent...More

Thank cjjuicejulesmommy
Reviewed 30 May 2017

You get beyond your money's worth with most meals here. My preferred choices include the pea soup (huge bowl, at a low price), breakfast skillet (portion is basically enough for two adults), and French onion soup (was so yummy the first time I tried it,...More

Thank Jacinta R
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Wing night Tuesday was great! A large order of wings for the price of a small -- who wouldn't want that! Add a plate of real potato skins, and you have an impromptu dinner for two. Very -- nay wonderfully nice staff!

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

I've been going here for years. Great service in a comfortable setting. Our server Francis was fantastic. Thank you for making our night 😊

Thank QuackersMcQuacksalot
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 11:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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
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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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