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The Goose's Acre

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21 Waterway Ave, Suite 140, The Woodlands, TX 77380-3098
+1 281-466-1502
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice menu, great service, perfect location for lunch. We ate outside overlooking the waterway. Enjoyed a relaxing lunch in the warm sun and fresh air.

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Thank Jill G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the minute you walk in, until you walk out, the wonderful staff is there to make you feel comfortable and on a cloud. The vast selection of of food and libations can please anyone. From Waterway it's like a big bar and lots of cozy tables. Downstairs, another big bar, cozy tables, and adjacent Waterway walk.

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Thank UnTaxi J
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

So glad we could truly sweep you off your feet with our delicious food and friendly service. We love our view of the waterway and are happy it pleases you too. We hope to see you back for another round soon! Cheers, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

Houston, Texas
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301 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Nothing to write home about...SMOKING is permitted on the back patio, so if you want to smell like smoke go there...Wings were overcooked...

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Thank STULETSEAT
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

I'm sorry our wings didn't impress you. Like quite a few places, we do have a smoking section outside, and plenty of smoke-free seats inside. We hope we can really wow you on your next visit. Sincerely, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

Houston,TX
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went in with a few friends for drinks and food. We sat at the bar downstairs and chatted with the 2 bartenders (I feel awful I can't remember their names) while drinking tons of different beers and eating the wings and artichoke dip. We had planned to bar hop but the bartender told us that a dj would be starting... More 

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Thank Natasha8228
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

I'm so glad you chose to spend your night having a good time at our place. I'll be sure to let our bartenders know you ended up staying and having fun. I hope you'll be back for another drink soon! Cheers, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

The Woodlands, Texas
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

What a shame. Beautiful Sunday out on the patio with good music, except, the music was ENTIRELY to LOUD. We couldn't hear to talk. After asking Both our server and than a manager to ask the got to talk to him, nobody did. Had to leave. Missed opportunity for a nice afternoon.

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Thank f02301
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

As I said when I reached out to you on Yelp, we're sorry you were not pleased with the live music's volume. We have great indoor seating for those wanting a more conversational tone. We did offer to re-seat you on the patio away from the speaker. I hope we can accommodate you better in the future. Sincerely, Brian Young... More 

Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I came here for a stag do (bachelor party) and had a really lovely meal. That being said, it's suitable for families or for dates as well. Prices are more mid-range (perhaps on the uper side), but you're in the Woodlands on the water way. It's a lovely venue with a nice view on the canal.

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Thank Vincent S
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

I'm so glad y'all decided to celebrate with us, Vincent. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your meal and the pleasant view along the waterway. Hope the ceremony was just as lovely. Please come back soon -- we have half price specials every night that I think you'd appreciate. Until next time, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

Austin, Texas
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

we visited the goose's acre to watch a football game. our bartender, jacque was very friendly and attentive. the artichoke dip was amazing! drinks were very good, and atmosphere was fun and relaxed! would definitely like to return to this Irish Pub!

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Thank krzykat
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your amazing words, Krzykat! It truly means a lot to all of us. I definitely can't wait to welcome you back for another night of our classic fare. The Artichoke Dip awaits, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

Houston, Texas
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We caught a sunny day in December on a Monday. There was plenty of seating options so we choose outside looking over the canal. I had a Black and Tan and fish and chips. The fish was in small strips and like "finger food". They were really tasty. My wife had the brown derby salad that was loaded with "stuff".... More 

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Thank DaveD_Nashville
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for exploring our Irish classics! It's truly wonderful hearing you and your family loved everytihng and I can't wait to welcome you all back for another splendid meal along the waterway. The Fish and Chips await, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Stopped off here for a few pints and some snacks. Lots of beers, the food was good and a reasonable price.

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Thank L_C_Tune
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by for a pint! I'm thrilled we could serve you up our classics and I can't wait to see you back for another night of classics. Until next time, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

St Andrews, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great pub/diner/restaurant across the road from the main mall and cinema. Parking right next to the cinema or in the mall. Service was brilliant. Nice relaxed setting. Lovely views overlooking the canal/river from the terrace. The food was excellent and served expeditiously. Great choice of beverages. All in all, a brilliant experience for a Scottish family visiting Houston. Will definitely... More 

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Thank wilsken
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your brilliant words! It's an absolute joy hearing you had an excellent time and I can't wait to see you back for another lovely visit along the waterway. Hope to see you soon, Brian Young Managing Partner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Irish, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Waterway Ave, Suite 140, The Woodlands, TX 77380-3098
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  The Woodlands
  • Phone Number: +1 281-466-1502
Description
The Goose's Acre Irish Pub stood on Main Street, Midleton, Ireland, immediately in front of "The Goose's Acre," a historical landmark named by locals where geese gaggles grazed in the 1800's. The pub opened in 1886 and was handed down from father to son through the years. In 2005, the pub was forced to close to make way for new development. While back in Ireland visiting relations, Brian Young and Colm O'Neill proposed purchasing the contents of the pub, to include both bars, from the previous owner who was distraught over the pending loss of the pub's history and heritage. Although it meant shipping the pub across the Atlantic Ocean, the previous owner was ecstatic that The Goose's Acre Irish Pub would continue its traditions of bygone times. Brian Young and Colm O'Neill made the decision to bring this authentic pub to The Woodlands to share the romance and history of years past. We welcome you to pull up a chair and enjoy the experience of The Woodlands only authentic European Pub. You'll find Happy Hour (all day long!), a traditional yet inventive bar and dining menu, the best drinks a most a truly irreplicable Irish Pub feel with the beautiful, hardwood fixtures and original furnishings.

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