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US$8 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 29 March 2021

I love going to The Dam Pub with friends and family. It features pleasant servers, good food and a relaxed, happy vibe. If you are a scotch drinker, you'll love the wide variety available.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 December 2020

Wow! I had the Dam Pub's house salad and my husband ordered calamari and braised beef short ribs. Wow! Amazing food and service!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 November 2020

First time back since last March. I really missed the atmosphere, staff and decor. I had a wonderful meal of one of their features (braised Short rib). I couldn’t have made it better myself, presentation was also very pleasing. We were welcomed with enthusiasm by...the masked owner (Stephanie) and her staff. Renovation are also looking good, overall I missed this restaurant and will be back in the near future. Congrats to the new head chef Eddie.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 5 November 2020

I returned to the Dam Pub today after the indoor dining had been closed since March due to COVID. The food was amazing as always. The ambience was just as warm and inviting as last year and the staff were so friendly. It's definitely one...of my favourite restaurants to return to.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

Had the unfortunate experience of dining here in September. The owner was arrogant and the food reminded me of boil a bag. Asked for water and was given bottled water and charged.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

Had the lamb shank, Shepard's pie and the fish & chips, calamari and deep fried Haggis apps Flight of scotch and wine as well as a local cider Service was exceptional. With the separation of tables and heaters the patio was amazing.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020

After a long week spending time on the patio helped sooth the soul! This Pub knows how to make a fantastic 'second to none' Prim Rib special! Thank you to the staff for making our fall outdoor dining perfect and cozy warm! Looking forward to...our next visit.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020

5 Stars all the Way! Definitely worth the trip to Thornbury and a visit to the Dam Pub! Always one of our "go-to" spots when want a great "gastro experience!" Not only is the food and service excellent, we really appreciate them practicing strict protocols...with regards to Covid-19, not only for our protection but for their staff as well. Anybody that doesn't wish to respect their rules should just stay home. In these uncertain times, I am very cautious about where I go to dine. I just wish that others understood that too. Thank You for being strict with your policies, so I feel more comfortable navigating through these difficult times and being able to dine away from home. See you again very soon for yet another great experience!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020

I have eaten at the pub a few times now and each meal is better than the last. This time around we had the prime rib dinner for my wife and I and our daughter had the Shepherds Pie. The prime rib was absolutely to...die for. Perfectly cooked and the Yorkshire Pudding was perfection. My daughter devoured the massive Shepherds Pie and would have kept going if there was more to eat. Desserts are spectacular. The chocolate pate with a single malt is my go to and is fantastic. This time around we also tried the peanut butter pie and my goodness..... it’s just amazing. I cannot recommend this pub enough. It’s a must try for anyone in the Thornbury area or for anyone passing through that is looking for one of the best meals you will eat.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 17 September 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed the vast options of scotch and whiskey and the service was very good. Fun place to enjoy a meal.

Date of visit: September 2020
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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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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dam Pub Gastropub

  • Yes, The Dam Pub Gastropub offers takeaway services.

  • Yes, The Dam Pub Gastropub offers delivery services.

  • The Dam Pub Gastropub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 5