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Bar, Pub, Irish, Canadian
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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed August 22, 2022

I have been to the Thornton Arms several times recently with friends both for lunch and for dinner. Food is good and plentiful and service has been good. I've tried several items including several kinds of salad, chicken wings, wraps, and steak and kidney pie....Food is always freshly prepared and the right temperature. We will definitely continue to go there when we want a reasonably priced and delicious meal.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 30, 2022

Went here for lunch and a few pints with a friend. I had chicken curry (decent) and he had a Philly melt. We also shared the spinach artichoke dip. Food was fresh and tasty. Service was fast and friendly.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed May 11, 2022

We dropped by for Lunch at 12:45pm. Server advised we could sit where we wanted. Long pause for menus but it was because there was only ! server for entire restaurant! Ordered Pizza and Caesar Salad from the lunch menu and waited a LONG time...for our food. Food was very good when it finally came and good portion too. We will give this place one more try but if we come in and there is only one server we will leave! The rating we gave for service was because of the lack of servers not the actual server who did very wellMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 27, 2022

We frequent the establishment and the previous reviews should be removed. New ownership ,new look and fabulous food. The new owner is about taste quantity and value and he’s hitting them all. Check out the daily food specials a very good drink prices. Don’t miss...out.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022

Went back to the pub after the renovations, the new management did a great job, the food was hot, fresh and plenty full. Our server Lana was fabulous, we will be back on a regular basis.Jack and Sue

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed July 9, 2021

Booked Reservations, COVID restrictions have made dining challenging, but we easily booked a time for lunch. with a 90 minute limit. When we arrived they checked our I.D to make sure we were locals and not from different zone from outside the region. They took...our contact info and were clearly following all the covid protocols. We ordered the Greek Chicken Wrap and the Philly Cheesesteak with Fries & gravy. The chicken wrap was great, chicken was not over cooked. The Philly cheesesteak was overflowing with meat. The bun was lighly toasted. The fries were nicely seasoned and the gravy was rich. This is a great looking pub with a vast menu.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Thornton Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3