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The Guv'nor Pub

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Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
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389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
+1 709-726-3053
Today
07:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 11:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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St. John's, Canada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been going here for years. Great service in a comfortable setting. Our server Francis was fantastic. Thank you for making our night 😊

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Thank QuackersMcQuacksalot
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has a cozy environment with good service. Especially, I love the prime rib so much! Good price for the food

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Thank Fateme A
St. John's, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stopped in to eat at the Guv'nor quite a few times and I get surprised each time. With each visit I like to try something different and so far I have never been disappointed. The staff are very friendly and helpful. One of my favorite places.

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Thank Trudy O
St. John's, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great after-work meal with friends. Staff great, very friendly (special shout out to Jordan) for bday treat for our friend :) Traditional style pub with cozy booths, wallpaper & carpeting. Large menu & daily specials.

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Thank NFgirl23
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this review

HI NFgirl23 Thank you for taking the time to write this review, I will certainly let Jordan know that you were happy with his service, he will be delighted to know. We look forward to any and al your future visits with us. I hopr you are enjoying this lovely day we are having. Thank you More 

Torbay, Canada
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I had a business lunch there (group catering) and the food we had was terrible (and it is not the first tim). Small plates, no apetizers, boiled (previously frozen) vegetables, tasteless chicken, etc etc. Most of the time, a bit of sauce here, spice there or parsley would have made all the difference. I don't mind pub food, I actually... More 

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Thank Roddy D
Corner Brook, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed ourselves immensely at the pub two evenings in a row. The staff made us feel as if we were part of their family which made for a very enjoyable experience.The food was exceptionally tasty and priced fairly. Would not hesitate to recommend to anyone visiting the St. John's area.

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Thank g0glen
St. John's, Canada
Level Contributor
149 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I made a reservation for 3 for lunch. When we arrived the restaurant was full. We let the person who was seating know we had a reservation. She went off to check and never returned. We then spoke to someone else who went to check, he walked back towards us but we had to ask him about the reservation, he... More 

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Thank Dianne228
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this review

Hi Dianne228 Let us first respond by sincerely thanking you for your post and offering a detailed account of your dinning experience with us. Please note - we are dreadfully sorry for your misplaced reservation. There is absolutely no excuse. But, because of your post, we have been able to address issues in our protocol as they relate to having... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Had supper at the Pub last evening. Great steak and kidney pie. Service was quick and friendly. Guinness on tap.

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Thank Bill B
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this review

Hi Bill Thank you for taking the time to write this review, our cooks will be very happy to know you enjoyed your meal and I will definitely let them know, and we look forward to any and all of your future Visits with us. Thank you More 

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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here for breakfast. As expected, tasty food. Service was the highlight, very fast and unlimited coffee refills without having to ask.

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Thank Sarah S
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Stopped in for a quick supper..turkey vegetable soup was so good. Also the homemade friends were also delicious.

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Thank Natasha B
Natasha C, Manager at The Guv'nor Pub, responded to this review

Hi Natasha B Thank you for taking the time to stop in for a quick supper, and for writing this review as well, we look forward to any and all future visit you may have with us. Natasha Cole F&B Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 11:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 389 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1B 1V1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-726-3053
Description
Relax in authentic Old-English ambiance and enjoy a marvelous selection from our delightfully diverse menu. Find your preferred pint on tap, enthusiastic service and hearty meals. The Guv'nor Pub is known for moose specialties, hearty weekend brunches, a charming wine list, and Wing Night Monday & Tuesday! Drop by and try our new lamb, bison or turkey burger. So join us anytime for our distinctive brand of light-hearted hospitality and incredible fare!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?