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Bar, Pub, Irish
Dinner, Lunch
Seating, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

Client and I enjoyed a great meal with drinks. Very comfortable atmosphere with friendly welcoming staff. The food was creatively presented and delicious. Able to talk business and have some fun too.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed July 3, 2018

Thornton Arms is a hidden Gem, The staff is absolutely fantastic! Rhonda has brought in a great friendly staff and they are all amazing people! The food and service is what keeps me and my friends and family coming back!

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed November 13, 2017

We were looking for a quick meal and a place to sit and relax. We found the Thornton Arms. At the time we found the atmosphere and food comforting. Coming from another celebration, we didn't have a big meal but snacks. My Onion soup was...the best ever and there were no complaints from our table other than the hockey game on tv was a bit loud...but that's nothing!! I would stop again if I was in the neighbourhood.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Everything from bangers and mashed to fish and chips, stuffed Yorkshire to burgers and wings to their homemade soups are all excellent. Lana and the rest of the staff are friendly and professional. .love the Irish ambience. Constructively speaking it could use better lighting but...I still love this place. Foods great and the beer is cold. Perfect Would recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed May 18, 2017

I visited this pub for the first time with games group. I instantly loved the atmosphere & ambience in here which felt really homely. We did have to wait a while though for our server to attend to us which didn't really get any better...throughout the course of the evening. We waited for menus, drinks, food & felt like we were being ignored on occasion. When we did get the food however it was very tasty & enjoyable. I would happily visit this establishment again but hopefully next time our server is more proactive with a large group.More

Date of visit: May 2017
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Good chicken wings. Needs a new over haul...old...getting smelly...1980's boring pub Service is great then non existent. Bad lighting.

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Great friendly staff who always remember your name - glad to have a Pub in the neighbourhood - drinks are a good price and the food is homemade- just underwent a nice paint job - no complaints - they treat their customers right!

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited this Pub on January for my birthday. The food was good. But service was slow.

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a decent neighbourhood pub. They have reasonable food and the staff are friendly and efficient. Drinks and food are fairly standard pub fare. The decor is dated and bathrooms are rough but otherwise is a pretty good place to go.

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed August 8, 2016

This pub is just down the street from our house so if we are looking to go out without driving, we walk down. I find the service really good but the food is not that good. We usually just end up grabbing a drink and...perhaps an appetizer. Whenever we go in, there are a lot of group parties. Unlike other comments I've read, I don't find the place very loud at all and it probably could use a facelift. As much as I like the service, we don't end up going very often as the food just doesn't cut it. I gave it an average rating because of the service.More

Date of visit: July 2016
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  • The Thornton Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 3