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The Fernwood Inn

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1302 Gladstone Avenue | Fernwood Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1S1, Canada
+1 250-412-2001
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“yam fries” (8 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
All hours
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1302 Gladstone Avenue | Fernwood Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1S1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I ate at the Fernwood Inn before going to the Belfry Theatre on a Thursday night. They do take bookings but reserve some tables for walk-ins. We were not able to book but in fact were seated at the bar then at...More

Thank Cathy S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant prior attending the annual Christmas play. Since there would be four of us we booked a table a day ahead. Good idea! Parking is a challenge however in the area we were fortunate to find on street...More

Thank ChaplainP
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I had dinner lastnight before going to the Belfry Theatre. Busy place, but we were seated very quickly by a hostess you couldn't help but like right away, very friendly and had a good sense of humour. Our waitress was great as...More

1  Thank rickath0me
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location is in the middle of historic, funky Fernwood, kitty-corner to both the Belfry Theatre and Theatre Inconnu. Food is good (our tuna tatakiand burgers were both excellent) and service is fast and friendly, but the noise level is way too high - very...More

Thank Danda H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Easy going and lively local pub. Great yam fries and loads of local beers to try. Live music on weekends too and a wonderful patio in the summer months

Thank B8373GQkarena
Reviewed 23 October 2017

While visiting Victoria I asked my host if he knew of a good restaurant. He suggested this place, he admittedly doesn't go out to eat often and not to a high end place as this supposed to be. Place looks great when entering, but ends...More

Thank Pencwrw
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Hoynes make great beer and Dark Matter is one of thier best. The Fernwood Inn has managed to take this Victoria craft ale classic and reduce it to a pale shadow of what can be obtained from that hole-in-the-wall down on Bridge Street. I'm sure...More

Thank CanadaClubman
LonelyIslander69, Public Relations Manager at The Fernwood Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hey, thanks for the taking the time to write a really well-thought out and totally sane review. I'm sure that Hoyne Brewery also enjoys your characterization of their operation. Cheers! 👍

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Reliably good food with fun specials. Great atmosphere. Good option for eating before going to the Belfry Theatre.

Thank 65BRG
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I recently moved from Toronto to Victoria. I had lived here over 20 years ago and recalled that this pub was very good. I must say the pub is very clean, the staff is amazing and the ambiance is spectacular. We only...More

Thank Gord F
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Pub, beer, burger - the classic combo. Unfortunately the Fernwood has no idea what a good hamburger should look like or taste. Last night's burger was served on a dry (stale) bun with a commercial meat patty (ie not prepared in house), and sparse condiments....More

Thank mjwnewson
LonelyIslander69, Public Relations Manager at The Fernwood Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We never like to hear stuff like this and we certainly didn't think you should have paid for a meal that you'd didn't enjoy. Too bad you didn't bring this up with your server or manager...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1302 Gladstone Avenue | Fernwood Square, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1S1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-412-2001
  • E-mail
The Fernwood Inn is a 2013 EAT Magazine Silver Award winning pubstyle restaurant in the category of "Neighbourhood Gem." A community gathering place committed to providing locally sourced organic products, The Fernwood Inn boasts wild seafood, and Victoria's best micro brews - where every element of our Inn's cuisine is created 'Inn' house! Join us for good food, great friends and a couple of drinks in our dining room or out on the patio. Our Art Room can also be reserved for groups of up to 60+ peoples.
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