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Woolwich Arms & Arrow

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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
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176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
+1 519-836-2875
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11:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Tue 11:30 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 01:00
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Cambridge, Canada
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186 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great service from Tarah. Good food and beer selection. Prices reasonable. Nice atmosphere. The mussels were excellent. Has a small patio for the summer.

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Thank british-canadian-60
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love the idea of this pub and love the staff. Unfortunately let down by some of the beer. I am a brewer by training and struggled to drink the cask beer here. Despite this well worth a vist

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Thank nickafowles
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The Wooly is my favourite restaurant! Great selection of beers on tap and the menu is is a mix of pub favourites and "remixes". I LOVE that I can get vegetarian gravy for the fries!!

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Thank asc872016
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, Wow! We're blushing...thanks so much for your kind review! Our Beverage Manager, Paul, is always on top of the best beers. Did you know we have tofu now? We have a Crispy Cajun Tofu sandwich which is delicious! We look forward to seeing you soon! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Wooly Pub More 

Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome friendly from the moment I walked in the front door. The service was friendly, fast, and interactive. We were a group of new residents and new to the "Wolly". The place was busy and comfortable. It felt like a place anyone could feel at home. Nice selection of beers, and food sounded great although we did not eat because... More 

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Thank Stephen H
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Stephen, I'm thrilled to hear that we made such a great first impression! We look forward to having you back for some food! We have great features on during the week and daily chalkboard features. Curry is on Wednesday and is one of my favorite feature nights! We will see you then, Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Wooly... More 

Guelph, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Our regular place for beer and food! We go at least once a month and always have good food, and in 10 years going, have only had bad service once!

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Thank stillm0ret0see
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, I'm thrilled to here you've been frequenting the pub for 10 years! Wow! Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Wooly Pub More 

Guelph, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A good selection of local beers on tap..gpod place to meet with friends and family..food is above average and the menu is varied to all customers tastes..

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Thank Robert B
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Robert, Thank you for your review! We love our draft and cask selection and always have great features on as well! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Wooly Pub More 

Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a great pub! The place is clean, the selection of craft beers on tap is outstanding, the staff are friendly and the prices are fair. What's not to like?

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Thank DonB221
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Don, Thank you for your kind words and I couldn't agree more! Look forward to a a few new items on the menu mid April! We look forward to seeing you again soon, Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Wooly Pub More 

Guelph, Ontario
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I have to admit that I don't eat at the wooly very often but others do and the standing lineup on many evenings and Sunday afternoon leads me to believe they are coming back for more. The Woolly takes their beer seriously, both staff and management, and their selection of local craft beers rivals just about anywhere in Ontario. I... More 

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Thank Russell120
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Russell, Thank you for your kind words! We definitely take our beer and food seriously! There are always some great options for snacks and features on the chalkboard whenever you're hungry. In the meantime, keep enjoying the beer! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Wooly Pub More 

Nelville
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went last night Feb 27 for supper. What a quaint pub They even have cask draught beer Food was great Service was great

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Thank Janemarie B
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello Jane Marie, I'm thrilled to her you enjoyed our evening with us! We are the only place in Guelph that carrys real ales and they are delicious! Uncarbonated. Unpasteurized. Unreal We look forward to seeing you again soon, Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Wooly Pub More 

Stayner, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Went last night for dinner and had great service by Kendra! I had the spicy arrow burger and it was awesome and BBQ sauce was amazing! I will be returning in the future.

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Thank jcl8989
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review! Our burgers are made from YU Ranch grass fed beef from Tillsonburg and they are tasty! I'll be sure to pass on the kind words to, Kendra and the team! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager The Wooly Pub More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-836-2875
Description
Perhaps the Wooly concept is best represented by renowned Canadian artist Charlie Pachter's "Queen on a Moose" paintings. These pictures conveyed what would happen if a British pub was transferred to Canada. That pub would feature local foods, beverages and decor. It would be an "All-Canadian" pub featuring the best of the British pub culture. A "local" or home-base pub for its guests. The Woolwich Arrow was inspired by the Ontario micro-brewery "explosion" that occurred in the late 1980's. The brewery industry was dominated by 3 large companies for over 40 years until the start of the craft brewery phenomenon. Teaching a course on beers at the University of Guelph Bob Desautels was keenly aware of this development. When an opportunity to open a pub in downtown Guelph emerged he decided to feature only small micro-brews on tap. The rest is history!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?