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The Goose's Acre

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21 Waterway Ave, Suite 140, The Woodlands, TX 77380-3098
+1 281-466-1502
11:00 - 02:00
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Houston, Texas
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74 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came here because of a good reviews. We ordered Fried Mozzarella Sticks as an appetizer which was ok. We then ordered entree representative of Irish dishes. My girlfriend ordered the Shepherd's Pie and I ordered Corned Beef and Cabbage (against my first choice of fish & chips because our waitress suggested to get instead). Her Shepherd's pie was pretty... More 

Thank iamnomad2017
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83 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has an Irish pub feel until you descend downstairs. The DJ was awesome, and as Buddette watched her not sober friends dancing the DJ came up and asked why she was not on the floor, she told him she didn't know how to dance, he led her right to the middle of the floor and guided her through a... More 

Thank Buddettes_Journey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! We love to go for the Monday night special of Fish & Chips for 1/2 price. The cod is perfect, fries are great, and the apple slaw tops it off. If you're in the mood for dessert, try the bread pudding!!!

Thank Bill H
The Woodlands, Texas
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

A great restaurant and pub. The perfect combination of atmosphere, location (choose outdoor dining so you can see the Waterway), and excellent food. And the prices are very reasonable!! We had a wonderful evening! (The bread pudding is a must!)

Thank Jayre
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Nice menu, great service, perfect location for lunch. We ate outside overlooking the waterway. Enjoyed a relaxing lunch in the warm sun and fresh air.

Thank Jill G
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

From the minute you walk in, until you walk out, the wonderful staff is there to make you feel comfortable and on a cloud. The vast selection of of food and libations can please anyone. From Waterway it's like a big bar and lots of cozy tables. Downstairs, another big bar, cozy tables, and adjacent Waterway walk.

Thank UnTaxi J
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

So glad we could truly sweep you off your feet with our delicious food and friendly service. We love our view of the waterway and are happy it pleases you too. We hope to see you back for another round soon! Cheers, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

Houston, Texas
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332 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Nothing to write home about...SMOKING is permitted on the back patio, so if you want to smell like smoke go there...Wings were overcooked...

Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

I'm sorry our wings didn't impress you. Like quite a few places, we do have a smoking section outside, and plenty of smoke-free seats inside. We hope we can really wow you on your next visit. Sincerely, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Went in with a few friends for drinks and food. We sat at the bar downstairs and chatted with the 2 bartenders (I feel awful I can't remember their names) while drinking tons of different beers and eating the wings and artichoke dip. We had planned to bar hop but the bartender told us that a dj would be starting... More 

Thank Natasha8228
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

I'm so glad you chose to spend your night having a good time at our place. I'll be sure to let our bartenders know you ended up staying and having fun. I hope you'll be back for another drink soon! Cheers, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

What a shame. Beautiful Sunday out on the patio with good music, except, the music was ENTIRELY to LOUD. We couldn't hear to talk. After asking Both our server and than a manager to ask the got to talk to him, nobody did. Had to leave. Missed opportunity for a nice afternoon.

Thank f02301
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

As I said when I reached out to you on Yelp, we're sorry you were not pleased with the live music's volume. We have great indoor seating for those wanting a more conversational tone. We did offer to re-seat you on the patio away from the speaker. I hope we can accommodate you better in the future. Sincerely, Brian Young... More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I came here for a stag do (bachelor party) and had a really lovely meal. That being said, it's suitable for families or for dates as well. Prices are more mid-range (perhaps on the uper side), but you're in the Woodlands on the water way. It's a lovely venue with a nice view on the canal.

Thank Vincent S
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

I'm so glad y'all decided to celebrate with us, Vincent. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your meal and the pleasant view along the waterway. Hope the ceremony was just as lovely. Please come back soon -- we have half price specials every night that I think you'd appreciate. Until next time, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Waterway Ave, Suite 140, The Woodlands, TX 77380-3098
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  The Woodlands
  • Phone Number: +1 281-466-1502
The Goose's Acre Irish Pub stood on Main Street, Midleton, Ireland, immediately in front of "The Goose's Acre," a historical landmark named by locals where geese gaggles grazed in the 1800's. The pub opened in 1886 and was handed down from father to son through the years. In 2005, the pub was forced to close to make way for new development. While back in Ireland visiting relations, Brian Young and Colm O'Neill proposed purchasing the contents of the pub, to include both bars, from the previous owner who was distraught over the pending loss of the pub's history and heritage. Although it meant shipping the pub across the Atlantic Ocean, the previous owner was ecstatic that The Goose's Acre Irish Pub would continue its traditions of bygone times. Brian Young and Colm O'Neill made the decision to bring this authentic pub to The Woodlands to share the romance and history of years past. We welcome you to pull up a chair and enjoy the experience of The Woodlands only authentic European Pub. You'll find Happy Hour (all day long!), a traditional yet inventive bar and dining menu, the best drinks a most a truly irreplicable Irish Pub feel with the beautiful, hardwood fixtures and original furnishings.

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