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Woolwich Arms & Arrow

$$ - $$$, British,
176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
+1 519-836-2875
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (17 reviews)
“burger” (26 reviews)
“cobb salad” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bay far the best pub in town that we have found. Great staff, awesome food and fabulous vibe! We'l be back many times, I'm sure!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JGrant58
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have frequented the Wooly pretty much since it opened. It is a bustling spot but has a really homey decor. The craft and local beer selection is fabulous and the servers are pretty knowledgeable if you are not sure what you want to try....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JeffO_Can
Reviewed November 4, 2018

I've been coming to this pub for 23 years. It's always been a solid place to have a pint or some food. However, after today, I will no longer be going there due to the service of 2 female servers. My wife and I deliberated...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jaaaj2016
116katherinew, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Hello, Thank you for telling us about your evening with us. I have spoken all all servers that you have referred to. This is very out of character for both these individuals as well your general experience at the pub. Having investigated a little further,...More

Reviewed October 2, 2018

I love the UK pub tradition. I love good beer (not in a Brett Kavanaugh way :). I love good, honest, delicious eats. I love getting a flavour of the local social scene. If I AM a local, I love seeing my friends and fellow...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Walter P
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Great, cozy, relaxed pub. I loved that the burgers came with an option to have the house soup on the side for no extra cost. When my friend and I asked whether the soup was dairy-free and vegetarian, not only did our waiter come back...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank sunshineVeggo
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

I went to the Wooly’s with a friend for dinner recently. We both started with drinks; a homemade lemonade for her and a virgin caesar for me. The service was prompt and friendly. For our mains, we both got the veggie burger with fries. This...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Moka246
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Bike friendly with stands and air/repair station. Love sitting on the front balcony to enjoy the sun. Soup of the day, sweet potato,apple and fennel was great. Beer and cider selection was impressive.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank T M
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We had the wonderful special Wild boar burgers and enjoyed the extensive list of beers and Scotch - an unusually good Scotch selection ranging from very smokey to very smooth. It's an old house that's been converted to a lively and exciting place. By the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ww507
Reviewed August 5, 2018

The Wooly I was looking for a different place to take my granddaughter to lunch and this place certainly is different. It wasn't what I was expecting based on the reviews and certainly did not feel like any British pub I have been in. It...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chopstick105
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Really enjoyed the service- waitress was helpful with advice on the menu. Food was very good- try the curry cauliflower - it's amazing. Great selection of beer and location is very convenient.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Karen B
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May 6, 2018|
Response from dayna p | Reviewed this property |
I do not think they have gluten free buns or bread. You should call and ask. Menus change often so who knows !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-836-2875
  • E-mail
Perhaps the Wooly concept is best represented by renowned Canadian artist Charlie Pachter's "Queen on a Moose" paintings. These pictures conveyed what would happen if a British pub was transferred to Canada. That pub would feature local foods, beverages and decor. It would be an "All-Canadian" pub featuring the best of the British pub culture. A "local" or home-base pub for its guests. The Woolwich Arrow was inspired by the Ontario micro-brewery "explosion" that occurred in the late 1980's. The brewery industry was dominated by 3 large companies for over 40 years until the start of the craft brewery phenomenon. Teaching a course on beers at the University of Guelph Bob Desautels was keenly aware of this development. When an opportunity to open a pub in downtown Guelph emerged he decided to feature only small micro-brews on tap. The rest is history!
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