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PRICE RANGE
C$11 - C$41
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Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed March 5, 2024 via mobile

Good bet off the beaten track in Castlegar. Decent food, but we were there for lunch so didn’t get the full experience. Service was good, prices reasonable… but definitely not a refined, foodie type place.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 17, 2024

Wings were $22 for 9 wings and were underwhelming. Customer to the right was watching news full volume on his iPad, customer to the left (female) was belching without saying excuse me and the owner was swearing loudly as we were sitting with our 14...year old son. Paid $75 for for subpar 2 orders of wings a beer, cider and pop. Super disappointed, used to be our favourite spot. Our waitress was really nice which was the best part of our visit.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed May 31, 2023

Great selection of food and local craft beers. Plenty of space to sit inside or outside. Very friendly and attentive staff. Chicken sandwich and Mac & Cheese were absolutely amazing. Wait for our food was long but it was worth it. Will definitely eat here...againMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed May 19, 2023 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on Mother's day, and it was very busy! Parking lot was full so we went for a drive and came back. Still busy! We got seated right away and ordered nice cold beer, our server was really nice with an...awesome sense of humour. We ordered hot wings and coconut prawns the food was great but 1.5 hours to get them was a little excessive we were very patient but people around us not so much! That long of wait was the only reason we didn't give a 5.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed January 2, 2023 via mobile

Sunday brunch and Lions Head. The Caesar was good. Unfortunately the Benny left a lot to be desired. The eggs were under done and the English muffins were not even toasted so it all turned into a soggy inedible mess. The inconsistency in the kitchen...is unfortunate as there is much potential.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 9, 2022 via mobile

My partner and I decided to stop in for a quick bite and beer and were not disappointed. The kind and helpful staff, delicious food, and the stunning location and atmosphere made for an overall amazing dining experience. We will absolutely be coming back!

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 5, 2022 via mobile

I'm a local ad have been eating at this establishment for over 10 years. Given the current economic conditions, I've reduced my meals out and only go to establishments that have proven their worth historically. The Lions Head was always a restaurant that never disappointed...until now. My partner and I ordered the brisket Philly cheese steak. Anticipating an amazing meal that I have enjoyed many a time in the years gone by, I was gravely disappointed at what I got. A Philly cheese steak that was devoid of cheese and more akin to meat porridge. I get that restaurants have been having a hard time , I get that restaurants have to raise their prices as their costs have gone up. With that being said, there was no excuse for what we recieved. Both of us got the brisket Philly cheese steak, my partner refused and returned her meal to be replace w a burger I ate mine as I was ravenous, though because of the texture (or lack thereof) I had to eat mine with a knife and fork because it was literally meat porridge. Aesthetically, it was hideous, taste wise it was an ok meal that really mush tasting like BBQ sauce. My partners replacement burger.....uh a frozen patty that could have easily been bettered by A&W. NO JOKE. (And burnt fries -yikes!) The fries were burnt too. How do you screw up fries when you are literally like one of 8 people in the entire restaurant. Our waitress apologized and didn't charge for either of my partners meals. Nevertheless imo the Lions Head has lost their stride and itll be a cold day in hell before I spend 70$ w tip on two porridge brisket "Philly steaks w no cheese" sandwiches w two beers for lunch!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2022

A full car park and a wait time is usually a good sign and it certainly was here. They managed to serve us within the time they'd estimated, with good craft beers to enjoy in the interim.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 15, 2022 via mobile

Service was great and the food was too. The choice of lagers/ales/ciders was awesome. It was an excellent experience! The server was completely on point with suggestions.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 9, 2022 via mobile

This was a great place for a multi family dinner. We have a geriatric dog who was welcomed on the patio with her own water bowl. Staff and other patrons all were friendly towards us and our pup. The food was excellent. Best ribs ever....I was worried about ordering a salad in the pub but it was fresh and tasty. The back patio has a cool view of a rock climbing wall and on a hot summer day, the breeze from the river is most welcome. I would definitely come backMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

Wenr for drinks and food with group and the server with blonde hair some tats onlegs was horrible not yo just me but many of us I won't go back. Ever

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022

Had the opportunity to eat at the Lions Head twice this past week. Let’s just say it was so good the first time, we had to go back again. Highly recommend the beef brisket sandwich.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 5, 2022

A great, funky little pub with an interesting and ever changing tap list and a good kitchen! Always worth the detour when in Castlegar

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 24, 2022

Great place to get together with friends & family. Kid friendly fresh food, smoked meats & rotating beer daily how could you not wanna be here all the time? See you guys next time!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

Huge rave to The Lion's Head. Whether you're there for lunch, dinner or a couple pints, the staff is always friendly and welcoming. If you like a variety of beer, they have it all with their rotating taps. The menu is next level with their...in-house smoked meats as well. Next time you're looking to go out, definitely give this place a shot!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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LIONS HEAD SMOKE & BREW PUB, Castlegar - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Lions Head Smoke & Brew Pub offers takeaway services.

Lions Head Smoke & Brew Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5