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Thistle

Bar, Pub, Canadian
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612 East River Rd, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia B2H 3S1, Canada
+1 902-752-3213
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PDG
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72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank dewolfpack
New Glasgow, Canada
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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. I added a chicken breast. It is served with citrus vinaigrette dressing and garlic bread.... More 

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Thank capernan
Bridgewater, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 entertainment the night we were there. Service was great but just a bit too slow... More 

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Thank Rick L
Montreal, Canada
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Cool sports bar with live music. Outside terrace is nice for eating as well. Food was quite good, and the service was great!

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Thank asknotwhatbutwhere
Bangor, Maine
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416 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Nothing fancy. Food is decent but nothing elaborate. It is a sports bar..........so you are not expecting it to be elaborate. Service was excellent!! I would consider it for lunch another time.

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Thank Traveler06232009
Rew, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is a sports bar with one large screen and a couple smaller ones. We went on a Wednesday night and, even though there was a Blue Jays game on, there were only a few tables occupied. We ordered drinks, which were very good, from their extensive mixed drinks menu. We also ordered the appetizer sampler, which the waitress probably... More 

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Thank Rebekah B
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2015

Service was wonderful....not enough staff and so they have to work very hard and they do. Management needs to see this and hire a few more workers. The food was pretty good but not as good as a few weeks before. Seems to be hit and miss and the portion size was skimpy. The platter usually feeds the 2 of... More 

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Thank Rhonda R
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

We went for lunch here today .I had not been here for a long time .Was very pleased with the menu. Lots to choose from on it and made for a hard choice :) We had the sampler tray and it was awesome .The waiter was very friendly and informative ,told us of different things that happen on the patio... More 

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1 Thank Verna M
New Glasgow, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

Kind of seedy looking inside. Outside patio is not bad though. I heard they had good chicken wings, but the ones I got were totally cremated and very dried up, like they were in the fridge for days and then recooked. Couldn't eat them. Also ordered chicken on the nachos, but there was no chicken on it. When that was... More 

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Thank RocknRum
Saint John, Canada
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

The food was good quality and they had a fairly large menu. They were setting up a patio that looked pretty nice when we went by. Inside is dark though. The service was good and the food arriving was not too slow. Generally we enjoyed the meal, but it was nothing phenomenal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?