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Craft Beer. Fresh Food. Live Music! The Canoe & Paddle is an English pub in the historic Hamblin's building beside the river in downtown Lakefield. Known for 20 craft beers on draught, gourmet pub fare, top notch local live entertainment , and always friendly personal service - this pub has quickly become a local favourite. Now featuring an awesome outdoor patio to boot!
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$20
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the covid protocols were followed. Service and server excellent. My Husband and grandson both had burgers and were very happy with the. I had chicken nachos and was very disappointed - skimped on the cheese, chicken dry and the salsa was ground so fine...you couldn't tell what was in it. I guess I like my salsa chunky. Would go again but definitely would not have the nachos.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 8, 2021

We stopped for lunch after hiking in the area looking at fall colours. Lots of room for social distancing on the patio. We both had the special of the day: chicken & bacon wraps with side salads (Greek & Caesar). All the food was fresh...& delicious. Prices are quite reasonable. Service was great. Definitely would come back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 2, 2021

This was our second visit and everything was awesome. My husband had the fish and chips again and I opted for the queen Lizzie. Yum! Ther service was also fantastic. We will be back.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 19, 2021

They have a lot of tables Still serving outside but no need for reservations Nice variety of food The baked Brie was very tasty I will go here again!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2021

Great atmosphere, delicious pub food with lots of choices - service is excellent too, I would highly recommend a visit!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed April 8, 2021

We love eating here! Friendly atmosphere, live music and take out is also available. Their fish&chips are delicious, but the Queen Lizzy, Bangers & mash and the beef stew are all great too! Looking forward to in person dining with live music again in the...near future!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 28, 2021 via mobile

There are way better dining choices in Lakefield. The wait time was ridiculously long and when the food finally arrived it was cold and greasy (I mean soaked with grease like the deep fryer wasn’t hot enough). Way too expensive for awful pub good and...the atmosphere was not friendly at all.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 26, 2021

Always supportive of local restaurants but never again. I have been on many occasions and somewhat disappointed. But always willing to come back. But never again. Arrived. Got drinks right away and waited 25 minutes and the server did not return. Put my money on...the table and left. The server said on the way out “thanks for coming”. Really? Give me strength. I am sorry. Never again.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 25, 2021

Just be aware, owner bullies employees. Food may be good but owners behavior is unacceptable. Please learn some basic human decency.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 7, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today and the food was great as I remembered from previous visits. The problem was.. our server had very long hair (waist length) and it was literally touching the plates she was carrying. Had we noticed this before receiving our food,...we likely would have left. Also, she was not friendly or attentive.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Quiz Night starts at 730PM every Wednesday!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Canoe and Paddle Pub

Yes, Canoe and Paddle Pub offers takeaway services.

Canoe and Paddle Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4