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The Dam Pub Gastropub

) #1 of 12 Restaurants in Thornbury $$ - $$$ , British,
53 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada
+1 519-599-2110
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (35 reviews)
“haggis” (20 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
53 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I visited on Saturday night. We had a great time. Service and food were spot on. Everyone was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Great atmosphere, the live music was fab. We all had a great time.

Thank Paula P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal last Tuesday and I would definitely recommend that everyone come and check it out. Great selection of beer, whisky, and they even have wine on tap! Our waitress was very good, she was knowledgeable about the food and drink selections...More

1  Thank HowardHess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

End of our meal, waitress cleared our table, didn't ask if we wanted anything else, just walked away. 5 mins later, I asked for the bill and she said she'd bring it right away. Nope. She went and took other customers orders, then maybe at...More

Thank wayneMississauga
thewhiskychick, Owner at The Dam Pub Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We sent the reviewer a private message a few days ago, there has been no response. If you don't help us with fact finding, it's difficult for us to bring it to the staff to rectify a situation. After consulting with the staff, we have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time I ever ate here. Ordered the typical fish and chips, the classic you'd find at any Pub. Was very pleased with food and timing. Fries were just the way I like them. However, could use a little more than 2 tablespoons of ketchup...More

1  Thank Devin P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried to come here for dinner on Sunday night. It was their prime rib dinner. Had looked on website to get information about the restaurant and thought this would be a great night to visit. When we got to the restaurant there was a sign...More

Thank klhaubert
thewhiskychick, Owner at The Dam Pub Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for trying to visit us on a very busy Canadian summer long weekend. You were turned away because we were full. There was a chalkboard advising we were full. There are laws in place that limit occupancy in Ontario which is controlled by...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner one evening and I ordered the fish and chips. Well my goodness! I received not one, not two but three pieces of Haddock! Plus they included a large serving of homemade fries as well. The fish was lightly battered and added...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have often thought of going here for a meal then last year decided what the heck, let's. We were delighted! Yes, they have an extensive Whiskey selection, yes, they have fish and chips, yes, they have very attentive wait staff. But the Sunday evening...More

1  Thank Douglas B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch and I ordered fish and chips as I have many times there before. My son also ordered fish and chips. They were good as usual. I found the chips a little brown but the taste was alright. My wife enjoyed a...More

1  Thank dalfredg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food all around our table from bangers and mash to shepherds pie and fish and chips. Attentive wait staff and local musicians performing added to the warm environment. Lovely evening!

2  Thank Vivian L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stephanie , I had a fabulous time up at the bar yesterday evening - lamb sliders were delectable , as were the scotch eggs and chocolate pâté and a beautiful dram of the bellow scotch was superb - as were the directions on tasting from...More

2  Thank Drew P
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Questions & Answers
22 August 2016|
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Response from thewhiskychick | Property representative |
Good morning Margaret, We have had the same Red Seal Chef for 10 years, Suzette Gerrie. Our restaurant has never been full of "old men" and our menu has remained the same for the past 11 years. All our meals are made from... More
Constance S
28 June 2016|
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Response from thewhiskychick | Property representative |
That is correct Constance, health regulations do not allow smoking or dogs on the patio. We offer many gluten free options .....breads, pasta, desserts and we prepare custom plates.
22 April 2016|
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Response from Ange F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa, According to their menu online, they do offer Gluten Free items, but for an additional cost. You can see their menu at thedampub. ca. Hope that helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 29
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Blue Mountains  >  Thornbury
  • Phone Number: +1 519-599-2110
A popular family owned Gastropub set in the quaint village of Thornbury, Ontario. We are featured regularly on The Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here!" Folks come for miles to enjoy Red Seal Chef Suzette Gerry's culinary delights, over 665 whiskies in Stephanie's Whisky Bar, and our impeccable service with seasoned waiters. All this nestled into our circa 1875 house with a welcoming and cozy ambience. Reservations highly recommended. YES when you see that little yellow airplane pulling a banner saying THEDAMPUB.CA-ALL DESSERTS HOMEMADE ...... that is us!
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