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Woolwich Arms & Arrow

$$ - $$$, British,
176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
+1 519-836-2875
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow..hadn't been in a while as we felt that the food wasn't really all that great...things have changed - fantastic meal - great service even though it was packed...will definitely return

Thank nbcOntario_Canada
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

The Wooly Pub was wonderful, we immediately felt welcome and at home on a fairy busy Saturday evening. We had a small wait at their compact bar area, where they have an impressive selection of craft beer and cider from Ontario, including 4 beers on...More

Thank mcs386
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hello, Wow! We're so happy to hear that you had such a nice experience at the pub! Saturdays are definitely a busy time, but a great way to chat with the locals and staff and enjoy some different beers! We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

We came here after getting treated like crap at Baker Street. This place was also insanely busy, but let us all wait at the bar until a table came. I loved the bar area. The beers are almost entirely local specialties. I was able to...More

Thank Joshiewoshie
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hello, Well I'm sorry your night started out the way that it did, but I'm certainly happy to hear that we took good care of you! The pub is definitely a busy place, but having a heated patio has really been a lovely way to...More

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This place has a great pub atmosphere, a nice selection of craft beers, and some very tasty food options. When looking for a pub to visit in Guelph, this should be your first choice. I will definitely return.

Thank SoxFan08
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hello, We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We have lots of new beers on so we hope to see you soon to try them out! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Wooly Pub

Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

After driving through Guelph’s Old City neighbourhood to see some of the historical/heritage properties, we were pleased to stumble upon The Wooly Pub for Saturday lunch. Set in what appears to be historical home, there are a number of different character-rich rooms to sit in;...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We ended up here by accident because I refused to go into the Baker St. Pub because I thought it looked like a halfway house....we ended up in the heated patio which I was hesitant about but it was fine. I had some Sweet Potato...More

Thank gailygurly
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience! These old houses to have a lot of character to them. We think it's part of the charm :) We're happy you ended up at the Wooly! We have just launched our...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Outstanding ale selection and the food is top notch! The steps they are taking to be environmentally responsible are commendable.More

Thank lovetotravel181743
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hello, We are proud to be B Corp certified and glad it shows! All of our restaurants have put together B Teams that put together community and environmental initiatives. They meeting of the minds happens once a month and will talk about everything from how...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Prices are very reasonable though the portions can be a little small sometimes. My favorite place to eat in GuelphMore

Thank Mitchell E
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hello Mitchell, Thank you for the kind review! We love the variety of things on the menu and if you're looking for a hearty meal I would suggest, the Nachos, the Reuben, Mac n' Cheese and definitely the Wooly cobb salad! Cheers, Katherine White General...More

Reviewed 15 February 2018

She was very nice, she was great with the kids and a just plain good server! The food was as delicious as any pub food can be. The beer taps were diverse and plentiful and the daily specials, inventive and well-priced.dietary restrictions were nothing to...More

Thank fino1199
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hello, Thank you so much for the raving review! I will be sure to pass along the kind words to, Melanie! We always try our best to be accommodating to dietary restrictions and allergies. We now actually have gluten free buns available! We look forward...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Our family decided to head to the Wooly for my birthday dinner and we were not disappointed. Such great craft beer choices available. The food selections were awesome - everything is locally sourced! They tell their story on the menu and it gives you a...More

Thank John B
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hello John, I'm thrilled to hear you and your family enjoyed your birthday celebrations at the pub! We currently have some great beers available from our annual Georgapalooza event and have a lot of brewers and brewers put together great beer! Pop in for a...More

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7 May 2018|
Response from dayna p | Reviewed this property |
I do not think they have gluten free buns or bread. You should call and ask. Menus change often so who knows !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-836-2875
  • E-mail
Perhaps the Wooly concept is best represented by renowned Canadian artist Charlie Pachter's "Queen on a Moose" paintings. These pictures conveyed what would happen if a British pub was transferred to Canada. That pub would feature local foods, beverages and decor. It would be an "All-Canadian" pub featuring the best of the British pub culture. A "local" or home-base pub for its guests. The Woolwich Arrow was inspired by the Ontario micro-brewery "explosion" that occurred in the late 1980's. The brewery industry was dominated by 3 large companies for over 40 years until the start of the craft brewery phenomenon. Teaching a course on beers at the University of Guelph Bob Desautels was keenly aware of this development. When an opportunity to open a pub in downtown Guelph emerged he decided to feature only small micro-brews on tap. The rest is history!
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