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Fresh and local West Coast cuisine combined with in-house handcrafted Ales and Lagers, all served up in a warm and friendly atmosphere.Longwood Brew Pub is central Vancouver Island's first Brew Pub and Nanaimo's favorite rendezvous destination. Our restaurant, pub and brewery stand proud as the "jewel in the crown" of Longwood Station. Located conveniently on the Island Highway amongst beautiful landscaping and natural West coast wilderness, we are easily accessible from all parts of Nanaimo, as well as ferry terminals and all points north & south on Vancouver Island.
US$ 6 - US$ 22
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Brew Pub, Contemporary
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed yesterday

With dining out a luxury these days we were very pleased with the professional staff and attention to our covid safety. We were able to make a reservation which is always a plus. Our server was knowledgeable and efficient. Our food was served in good...time and was excellent. The patio set up is ideal giving each table lots of room and privacy. I highly recommend the Longwood pub. Go you won,t be disappointedMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered fried halibut & chips dinner, light batter.   The delivery was really quick.  We received mushy, shredded fish in a thick smooth batter and a mix of over/under cooked fries.   Our reaction?  Disgust that we paid for such an expensive, inedible meal.  One we won't...repeat at this restaurant.   More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 21 January 2021

I contracted Longwood Brewery from out of province to have some of their craft beer delivered for a Christmas gift. It was a pleasure to have Tracy help with this transaction. Everything was so easy and their many types of beer has something for everyone!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 31 December 2020

Checked the pub out for the first time today with my fiance. There's a restaurant upstairs and pub downstairs. We chose the pub, and I'm glad we did because it had a super relaxed British pub vibe, with TVs and pool tables (obviously not being...used due to covid). Service was awesome as soon as we walked in the door! Beer was exceptional. I had the Irish Red Ale and my fiance had the Framboise Ale. Burgers and fries for us both, hot, full of flavour and big portions. Picked up a couple tall cans, and a "howler" for home! The whole pub was a good vibe, everyone seemed happy, lots of delicious looking dishes and many drinks. I definitely reccomend stopping by this establishment. Not many like it anymore!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020

I met some friends here for a meal and we all thoroughly enjoyed our food. I ordered a veggie burger with onion rings. The onion rings were especially good - I highly recommend them! My friend really liked her chicken salad and my other friend...said his chicken gyoza was excellent! Our server was lovely and very attentive.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 21 October 2020 via mobile

We had our order forgotten about for 40mins. Then when it came, my burger was just a sloppy, greasy mess. I couldn’t even finish It has a nice patio for a few people

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

Came at 6.30pm on a Friday. Quick service, good beers and food was decent although a little pricey. Would recommend if you’re in the area

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 19 September 2020

Our server was pleasant enough but when she took our order for our meals and drinks, she returned with our drinks and asked if we were ready to order our food????? (she had already forgotten that she had taken our order on her notepad!) NONE...of the servers or kitchen staff wore face masks. When she served our meals, she leaned over my husband and sister from the end of the rectangle table to hand me my (hot) plate instead of putting it on the table from beside me. The food (steak sandwich, fish & chips, and Longwood burger) was lukewarm, at best. When I mentioned these things to the manager on our way out, she remarked that "this is the way we do it here so that we don't get too close to the customers". So, I guess not wearing masks, leaning over the other members of our lunch party, and serving sub-par food is OK???? Will not return here , and would NOT recommend this as a place to enjoy!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 12 September 2020

Great service. Good food. Good drinks. Good location. This was a perfect spot for our hot summer afternoon. We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 31 August 2020 via mobile

We ordered a burger and a Stout pot pie. The food came in a timely fashion but the fries were already cool...plates were cold. The burger was mediocre. The Stout pot pie was the worst we had ever had anywhere in the world. It was...supposed to be steak and mushroom. There were four 1cm cubes if steak, a lot of mushrooms and nasty tasting gravy that must have had at least 1/2 cup of sugar in it. The gravy for our fries was tasteless except for a lot of sugar....Try Trio from Costco...better than that by far. We ordered IPA and Irish Ale. Both were weird and flat. We drink craft beer everywhere we go. This couldn't come close to any of them and was not cold enough. Had it not been for our lovely servers we would give this place a " terrible" rating. Yech!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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7 February 2019|
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Response from Deb F | Reviewed this property |
The NY stake sandwiches are excellent and the cost is only $16. The do take pride in how they cook the stakes, service is excellent and the home made beer is taste. Good place to go!!
18 November 2017|
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Response from LongwoodBrewpub | Property representative |
Apologies for the late reply. Our pub is open for drinks until midnight seven days a week and our kitchen is open until 11pm every night except 10pm on Sundays. If you have any other questions or comments please let us know.
6 October 2016|
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Response from LongwoodBrewpub | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry we didn't see this question sooner. We always recommend reservations which take in our Restaurant on the main floor, the Pub downstairs is walk in only for tables. Cheers!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant

  • Yes, Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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  • Longwood Brew Pub & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4