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shakespeare arms

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
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harvard st, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-767-6003
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Guelph, Canada
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place if you like English style pubs. Staff are very friendly, food is great and nice terrace in the summer. Chicken wings are pretty much the best you can find in Guelph, ask for them extra sauce. Other meals are great as well, lots of comfort food dishes.

Thank conrop
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

cool place tucked away in residential area in Guelph ... feels like one is in the UK... good pub food, beers and close-fitting quarters ... cozy little place... worth a visit while at the U of Guelph !

Thank Martin B
Guelph, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner during the week. Great food. Great service. Will definitely return. We eat here often because of the service and food.

Thank Gina S
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pub fair. Cozy british pub style atmosphere. Just around the corner from our hotel which was nice.

Thank bobjones2333
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good ... very tradional and sometimes greasy - but for you students out there, sometimes that's exactly what you're looking for :-). Atmosphere is good on weekends - patio is great in summer nights.

Thank Nick O
Guelph, Canada
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76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The Shakespeare Arms in Guelph is one of the best comfort food venues in town, and if you want atmosphere, look no further...most of the interior was shipped piece by piece from Jolly old England. Apparently, the bar has been replaced several times, but those are the original beams and posts you are looking at. And there are plenty of... More 

Thank Rod M
Guelph, Canada
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Went for the fish and chips on a Friday and the food was good and quick. We found the portion size perfect for us. atmosphere just as you would expect in a pub.

Thank T M
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Always a bustling place with lots of laughter and talking. Great place to order a beer and hang out with friends. Come hungry! I found the portions quite large, however I was able to bring home lots of leftovers. Awesome pub experience!

Thank SJean_995
Guelph, Canada
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Met with colleagues to remember a colleague for memorial/ memories. Very busy, parking somewhat difficult. Service immediate. Fish and chips good but serving of fish small. Really needed two pice serving

Thank jmc077
Kitchener, Canada
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Enjoyed our meals and cold beer in this busy pub. There is a reason why a restaurant is busy! Chicken curry and the meatloaf were delicious. I thought the prices on the menu were a little high and several dollars more than your average pub ($16 - 17 for a sandwich/burg) so you won't find a cheap meal there.

Thank Post11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: harvard st, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-767-6003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?