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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
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“wings” (9 reviews)
“taco salad” (3 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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 7 November 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 10 November 2017

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

Reviewed 4 November 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 7 November 2017

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

Reviewed 16 October 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 20 October 2017

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

Reviewed 15 October 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 13 September 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 19 September 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.

Reviewed 8 September 2017

Usually, a filled pub on a Monday night is a good sign that the place must have decent food. Not so this evening and I suspect the crowd was more a result of patrons from the hotel being driven in by the torrential rain rather...More

Thank NatureNut_12
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Good Morning, I am so sorry about your experience at The Guv'nor Pub. We take our Customer Service very seriously and have taken steps to ensure that your experience won't happen to other guests. If you decide to give us another chance please contact me...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

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.

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Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Good Afternoon Thank You for your post. I am so glad that your visit went well. We will pass on your comments to Jonathon. Looking forward to seeing you again at the Guv'nor. Larry Wiseman Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 14 August 2017

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
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Good Afternoon Thank You for your post. I am so sorry that your meal didn't go as you would have liked. Please contact me at the Guv'nor so we can discuss it more. Larry Wiseman Food and Beverage Manager

Reviewed 22 July 2017 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

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Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Good Afternoon, Thank You for the kind words. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again Larry Wiseman Food and Beverage Manager

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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