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Bar, British, Pub, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 January 2024

Kids bolognaise meal large serving but almost tasteless. Nuggets were just as named overcooked and hard, chips good. Adult Falafel wrap tasted weird I think the feta was perhaps past its best, no eggplant that I could find, the falafel looked like mushed something with...lots of pine nuts thrown in for bulk, bland apart from the weird taste, no seasoning at all. Salad had some awful brown gloopy dressing on it. Chips good. Do not recommend at all for a mealMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 December 2023 via mobile

Lovely bright pub. The special was crumbed flathead and it was very good. The portion was enormous. I also had a lovely rosé that paied nicely. My friend had a feta wrap (?) that was also delicious. I was amazed at the quality and speed...of the food as it appeared 2 different large groups were in. Impressive for a busy kitchen.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

This place has so much potential to be amazing, if they could just improve the food. Went yesterday for my work team xmas lunch. The ambience is great, the drinks are reasonably priced. We sat inside because there was heavy rain but outside is beautiful...on a nice day. However, the meal... I ordered the pork loin orange salad with lentils and radish. It was a bowl of baby spinach with a few radish slices and chunks of left over roast pork. The orange wasn't nice (but I won't blame them for the fruit) but the lentils weren't the little brown puy lentils you use in a salad. They had cooked yellow split peas (the ones you use to make a dahl) into a mush and there was some of this lentil mush at the bottom. The whole thing was drowned in mustard dressing. Randomly, it was topped off with broken 'sesame snaps', as in the snack made of sesame seeds in a sugary toffee you buy at the supermarket. Terrible terrible salad. I wish I had taken a photo. A colleague offered me some of her salt and pepper squid. It was over cooked and very dry and rubbery (she agreed); it tasted too strong too as if it wasn't fresh. I only had a small amount and today have an upset stomach which I suspect was from the squid not the salad. C'mon George, you're the only proper style pub in the ACT. Lift your game.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2023 via mobile

No complaints about lunch today. Salmon, mash and broccoli were delicious and rest of party said steak and Guinness pie was loaded with meat. Pastry topping was very flaky. Very good selection of beer and wine. Staff very friendly. Definitely go back.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2023

The pub has a pretty good ambience and atmosphere for an English type pub and the live music was ok although a bit loud. Sadly there was an hour wait for your meals which is way too long as they should of had an idea...how busy they would be by the bookings. I ordered the chicken caesar and my wife the fish n chips. The caesar was poor to say the least hardly any crispy bacon, croutons were tiny and not toasted properly and the dressing hardly existent and couldn't taste any anchovy which is the base of the dressing. The fish n chips were ok although way too thick batter on the fish. I know its only a pub but when you have to wait for an hour then your meal finally arrives and it disappoints well can't give it a lot of positivity.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 27 February 2023 via mobile

Brilliant Pub, tonnes of atmosphere and know how to have a laugh!! I asked for a seat with an ocean view and near the fireplace… I got the fireplace and a cut out picture of an ocean view!! Love it!! Food was terrific, drinks were...great, and the staff were amazing, We’ll be back!!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 11 February 2023 via mobile

In its heyday it was one of those places that had to be visited. Lunch with friends the other day was a sad experience, thank goodness we’ve moved out of Canberra and it probably will be the last time we eat here during our frequent...visits unless something changes. My wife and I really felt like a nice steak and ordered medium rare sirloin steak. What a disappointment, mine was tough and cooked too much towards medium, my wife’s was cooked perfectly but was half meat half fat, a huge deterrent which ended in two thirds being inedible and returned. The saving grace was that we could bring our fur friend but nonetheless I’ll give it a big miss at my next visit unless you convince me otherwiseMore

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2022 via mobile

A nice pub, with great vibes (inside and out). Unfortunately food and service are a let down. Food service and quality of food poor. Chicken burger is greasy. Not sure how the chicken has been prepared but was gross. After deciding that i couldn't eat...it i ordered the nachos. These were dry and tasteless. A nice place to hang out with friends for a drink but won't be eating there again.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022 via mobile

What a great winter delight. The Guinness on tap was lovely and cold. The Guinness beef pot pie with mash & chips & salad ($23) was delicious. Make sure to book if you want to sit inside where there is a lovely fire, it’s warm...& cosy, otherwise you could be outside. One barmaid slightly grumpy but everyone else friendly & welcoming.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 20 April 2022

Went here today for lunch on the advice of a family member. Ordered food and after I realised at the half hour mark that people who had ordered some time after me , were enjojing their food. I approached one of the bar men who...advised I had been given the wrong pager to advise my food was ready, but it was ready for pickup now. As you can imagine, the food was now cold and the Schnitzel needed a priest to administer the 'last rights'. On bringing this to staffs attention, the first thing I was asked was, 'you got the right food though?'. Subsequently he asked if we would like the same cooked again, but the experience so far, including my wife and I standing for a combined 10 minutes to get a 2nd beer with no joy, put me off the place. I was told when I entered that this was an English pub, I beg to differ. English pubs are more welcoming and customer aware. Would not recommend based on my experience to anyone after service befitting a true English pub. $56 down the drain, 2 bites eaten. 5/100 for me.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

Great spot for a catchup with friends or family. Nicely set up and great theme, really good dining experience. Food was excellent, great atmosphere and good selection of drinks on tap.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 5 January 2022 via mobile

Great family friendly pub. Extensive outdoor dining with lots of room for kids to run around. Nice outdoor fire and live music occasionally. Classic pub food done well.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2021 via mobile

I would vote 0 if i could. Food was terrible. Chicken Kiev for both of us. Needed a steak knife to cut through it, it was so tough, seriously sawing at it to get through. The breading was very dark brown rubbery. Must have overused...the microwave before frying. No flavour and they must have forgotten the garlic and used margarine instead .. the potato mash was sloppy and the salad was wilted and either had no dressing or in my case was drowned in nasty cheap dressing that tasted like it came from a very large bargain size bottle. definitely the worst meal in ages, even mcdonald’s would have been a big step up.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021 via mobile

Well, my wife recommended this place for its setting and good food…mind you, she hadn’t been there in a decade. The pub is definitely lovely, with a British flair. Lots of British ales on tap, as well as Australian ones. We booked ahead (thank goodness)...for a 1:30 siting. The place was packed inside and out. We loved the atmosphere, and the bar service was very friendly and efficient. The food, however, was disappointing. We had the steak burger and the bangers and mash. The burger was not hot, and the cheese was not melted, the fries were not even lightly salted. The bangers and mash were ok, but a tad bland and onions undercooked. We still recommend this pub, though…even if one just goes for a drink in a lovely pub.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 14 January 2021

Quick service & big meals .Great atmosphere and cold selection of beers!outdoor beer garden & friendly staff.

Date of visit: January 2021
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