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612 East River Rd, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 3S1, Canada
+1 902-752-3213
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good42%
  • Average27%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible0%
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“wraps” (2 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
612 East River Rd, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 3S1, Canada
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Visiting the Maritimes we were told about "The Thistle Pub" by our hotel Holiday Inn Express, the shuttle service was so awesome so convenient and so friendly you could not loose. The driver was courteous, professional and all you have to do is relax and...More

Thank Mariagrey
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Wow! Best whole clams I have ever eaten!!! Living on the water in Nova Scotia you know your seafood When I ordered deep fried whole clams I had an urge My seafood is usually fresh and never deep fried Thought I would try Well if...More

Thank Rockdale13
Reviewed 5 October 2017

First and foremost a bar so it is noisy. The food is usual pub style food with a Thursday night wing special. Wings are good i recommend the dusted wings. Wheel chair accessibility to the seat is ok but washrooms would be difficult at best

Thank Larry h
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We visited this place due to the advertisement in the Holiday Inn Express and the access to shuttle service. The driver was excellent, wings and beer special were excellent. But the rest of our meal was below par. The french fries were terrible, oily bits...More

Thank AHk118
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Great pub food-especially fish and chips and wraps and wings. good prices. However on the downside it could certainly use a facelift and a top notch cleaning.

Thank Karleen C
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Went to this bar for the first time tonight, i ordered chicken Jalepeno sandwhich with salad, the salad I ordered explained there was fruit in it.. no fruit only raisins. The dressing was suppose to be citrusy (came on the side) I dipped my fork...More

Thank Higiha
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Thistle is located between a bowling alley and a Multiplex Theatre a short distance off the main drag. A typical sports bar with one very large screen and several smaller supporting screens. Had a late lunch and all was good. Standard beer selection but...More

Thank cankid
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Pub fare was very tasty from the wings to the steak, wraps and grilled club . 5 of us say it was tasty food. Beer is served is a frozen mug. Nice touch.

Thank Rodney D
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here today, January 18, 2017. It was the best meal I have had in a long time. I had the Four Seasons salad. It consisted of a spring lettuce mix, red onions, grape tomatoes, strawberries, blueberries, and goat cheese....More

Thank capernan
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Went on a Saturday night. We stayed at a local hotel and the bar provide free transport to and from the hotel. Nice to see a bar concerned with drinking and driving. It is a small bar with 50 to 60 seats. They had live...More

Thank Rick L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 612 East River Rd, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 3S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  New Glasgow
  • Phone Number: +1 902-752-3213
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