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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
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Reviewed August 23, 2022 via mobile

Pub setting. Very nice. Food was good. We had fish and chips but roast beef looked pretty tempting. Busy/lively. A good British pub. 1/2 and 1/2 ordered twice and both times not poured right. Totally mixed. Pour half later first. Then pour Guinness over spoon...to diffuse without going to deep so the two layers separate. Waitress was good. Service fast. Liked setting.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed February 9, 2022

One of our regular spots for dinner in Dundas. Food's good, service pleasant — and on our last visit they really showed their colours. I was 45 minutes away after leaving when I discovered I did not have my wallet. Panic. I sure hope it...fell out when I put my coat on to leave the Winchester Arms. Quick phone call, and they couldn't have been nicer. They had found it and, unlike a big, impersonal operation, had waited to see if the owner (me) would call. All the experience cost me was an hour and a half's driving back to the Winchester and home again. Humane, small-town service. And the food was good, too.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 6, 2021 via mobile

I came with my child and from the get go we felt unwelcome. Nobody pointed out kids menu. Our service took over 40 minutes (while the 2 guys ahead that came in same time as us and ordered food 5 minutes ahead already got and...ate their food while we were still waiting, with a child) waitress disregarded us as much as she could, I had to flag her down to get my son another drink.. I did not appreciate the waitresses attitude snapping back at me when I asked when we wired gonna get fed. She did not take ownership of the situation. Did not apologise. Did not offer food updates. But maybe I’m expecting too much! But if I’m expected to pay these prices- I expect decent service. This is not the case here. Will not be coming back. Family unfriendly.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

We just moved to Dundas in the fall and have frequented the Winchester a number of times. Quality and customer service are consistently high!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed January 20, 2020

Dropped in last Sunday afternoon on our way to our son’s hockey game. Loved the atmosphere / environment. Incredibly friendly staff (thanks for whipping up a hot chocolate for our daughter with a couple unexpected cherries on top). We’re making a trip or two out...to Dundas in the coming months just to visit the Winchester Arms!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

We recently moved to the area and wanted to check out the local restaurants. A friend recommended the Winchester Arms and we were not disappointed! The moment we entered the restaurant to the moment we left, we were treated with the BEST service we have...ever had at the hands of our service Angie. Not only was she extremely helpful and knowledgeable but she was also the most friendly, positive and just all around lovely server we have ever had. She has definitely made our night and we can’t wait to come back (hopefully when she is working so we can see her again!) From: the bald guy and the blonde girlMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 15, 2020

The British pub fare is good here. The environment is a mix of a true British pub house and a bit of old lady decor, but all good . The prices have gone up a lot in recent years and is now in line with...higher end restaurants in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2019

Lunch was delicious, reasonably priced and the waitress very friendly. Dundas is a self contained town within the region of Hamilton, it has a lovely main Street with unique local shops.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2019 via mobile

The advertisement is for “half-price wings” on Tuesdays. What an incredible disappointment. The service, as usual, was fine, but the “half-price wings” were awful. $15 is the regular price for 7 or 8 wings. We got two orders for $15 and got 15 of the...smallest wings we had ever seen; it is difficult how anyone could possibly have charged $2 per wing (regular price). They were about 1/4 the size you might pick up at a local supermarket that offers cooked food. Our group will certainly not be back for this offer again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

The Winchester Arms is a great British Pub located in the lovely town of Dundas. It is right on the main street and has plenty of street parking nearby. A large group of us had lunch here and this was the only restaurant that was...willing to accommodate us. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to see that the restaurant had a large back room area, with its own restroom, that was set up for our group's lunch. There was your typical pub fare on the menu at reasonable prices. I ordered the Steak and Guinness which was delicious - they were very generous with the steak and the pastry on top was to die for. The waitstaff were all very good and the manager was great. I will definitely stop here again when I am in the area, not just because of the tasty food, but also because of the friendly and welcoming service.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019 via mobile

This cozy pub features many pub favourites; fish ‘n chips , bangers ‘n mash, and a good selection of beers on tap. Quiet booths for date nights :)

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019

It's a nice pub. Friendly staff and patrons. They have live bands on certain nights so that was a pleasant surprise. The portions are BIG - seriously. You could probably split a portion between two. I had the Fish and Chips and it was fresh...and tasty. Its a great British Pub atmosphere. They have sections with "booths" sort of like a diner and another section which is more like tables and chairs. All are clean and comfortable. The food is inexpensive but delicious.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Since it was Sunday ordered edited Hot Sunday Roast Beef Sandwich. Lots of peas, crispy fries and the meat and gravy spot on. My husband also really enjoyed his British Breakfast.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

I was shocked, but it IS true. The Fish & Chips are sensational at the Winchester Arms in Dundas. Rich textured Fish, clearly from stock that has minimal water content, solid chips with minimal flacidity issues....and .....wait for it....outstanding Mushy peas, made in situ. Enjoy...a Guiness with the meal and you will go home sated and satisfied.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 12, 2019

all of family enjoy The Winchester Arms; staff very good at service and care. Hubby and my favourite is the BLT sandwich whereas daughter's favourite is the chicken and rice special.

Date of visit: June 2019
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The Winchester Arms is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4