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Charles Dickens Pub

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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2250 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X1, Canada
+1 250-656-5042
12:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Sturgeon Falls, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice pub, the food was very good and plentiful, the waitress tried to get me to order a full order of food instead of the half order I made, boy was I glad I stuck to my guns, lucky I finished what I had, you won't go hungry when you arrive here, and if staying at Travelodge make sure... More 

Thank kenr377
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Decent food, craft brew, decent price. Stuffed yorkies Sunday special was impressive for a Canadian pub

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Hi there! I've been into your pub a few times, and I just wanted to comment on Sean the bartender! He's a real pro, super enthusiastic, really friendly and funny, and super efficient with his work! We need more people like him in the restaurant industry! Keep it up Sean :)

Thank katlyn l
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Met two friends here for lunch....always a comfortable place and after a few beer we had lunch I had a half order of Natchos and my friend had the potato skins, we both enjoyed ourselves thouroughly

Thank Tiberious555
Parksville, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Do not go here. I would rather eat a piece of gum I scraped off the sidewalk. Two things, I have never done until today, written a review and not left a tip. The server was rude and made no attempt to hide she was talking about me first to the kitchen staff and again to another waitress.. No apology... More 

2 Thank sheesh2017
Sean K, General Manager at Charles Dickens Pub, responded to this review

I'm sorry you felt the food was unacceptable and normally I would not use this forum to rebut a review but I must take issue with your description of the events. The server took your first meal back to the kitchen because you would not accept it but would not provide a reason why and she only spoke with the... More 

Mill Bay, Canada
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Received 20% discount because we stayed at the Travelodge next door. Good menu selection, great pub food.

Thank Sandie Y
Victoria, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We are new to Sidney and we're looking for a neighbourhood pub that we would enjoy stopping into for a drink, something to eat and feel comfortable in. This pub did all that. It has a cosy atomphere and a really great English pub feel to it. My husband and I ordered some appys, calamari and dry ribs, both were... More 

Thank Gracied1979
Osoyoos, Canada
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were given a coupon for use at this pub while staying at the adjacent airport hotel. Not wanting to walk far afield in the rain, we ventured inside. We were warmly greeted and shown to a comfortable booth. Lovely English pub decor, with corresponding menu. The draft beers and ales were delicious, as was the seafood chowder. My steak... More 

Thank TravelLoversince52
Saint John, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We just wanted a warm meal. Our standards were pretty low. We were staying at the Travelodge which gave us a coupon for the Charles Dickens pub. Yes, we hesitated at the thought of going to a "pub" with a couple of babies, but the existence of a children's menu was actually mentioned on the coupon, so it really shouldn't... More 

2 Thank Kattraveller599
Sean K, Manager at Charles Dickens Pub, responded to this review

From what I understand your service was not up to expectation and your food was not prepared to your liking. Those are issues that we should have done a better job with so please accept our sincerest apologies. What I find very troubling is the comment you overheard about the noise and on investigation we did identify a staff member... More 

Surrey, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner I had short ribs, they were very good. Garlic mashed potatoes for cold in the middle but the asparagus was perfect I then ordered a dessert Homemade apple pie The topping was burnt and the bottom crust was mush, but the flavouring on the apples was beautiful. It was obviously frozen and then reheated quickly in... More 

Thank HaroldWDelta
Sean K, Manager at Charles Dickens Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for dinner.Many customers find the short ribs that we serve the most unique and exiting item on the menu. Im glad you enjoyed them and hope you return to try some of our other great menu items. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2250 Beacon Ave, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 1X1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Sidney
  • Phone Number: +1 250-656-5042

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