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shakespeare arms

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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
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harvard st, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-767-6003
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Today
11:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is good ... very tradional and sometimes greasy - but for you students out there, sometimes that's exactly what you're looking for :-). Atmosphere is good on weekends - patio is great in summer nights.

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Thank Nick O
Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shakespeare Arms in Guelph is one of the best comfort food venues in town, and if you want atmosphere, look no further...most of the interior was shipped piece by piece from Jolly old England. Apparently, the bar has been replaced several times, but those are the original beams and posts you are looking at. And there are plenty of... More 

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Thank Rod M
Guelph, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the fish and chips on a Friday and the food was good and quick. We found the portion size perfect for us. atmosphere just as you would expect in a pub.

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Thank T M
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a bustling place with lots of laughter and talking. Great place to order a beer and hang out with friends. Come hungry! I found the portions quite large, however I was able to bring home lots of leftovers. Awesome pub experience!

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Thank SJean_995
Guelph, Canada
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met with colleagues to remember a colleague for memorial/ memories. Very busy, parking somewhat difficult. Service immediate. Fish and chips good but serving of fish small. Really needed two pice serving

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Thank jmc077
Kitchener, Canada
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our meals and cold beer in this busy pub. There is a reason why a restaurant is busy! Chicken curry and the meatloaf were delicious. I thought the prices on the menu were a little high and several dollars more than your average pub ($16 - 17 for a sandwich/burg) so you won't find a cheap meal there.

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Thank Post11
Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food is always tasty and the staff friendly and accommodating. Whether it is a large table or just two of us, we are served in a friendly and timely manner and food is hot and presents well. I have no complaints about this restaurant. there is a good choice and I have eaten there many times. also free parking!

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Thank PattyLynnTrish
Hamilton
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65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Seriously totally surprised! Even felt like a centuries old pub. Fantastic fish and chips with sly, friendly great service and even the band was cool. Menu has ridiculous amount of fabulous dishes to chose from so come hungry and stay late.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the Shakespeare Arms, for our last family supper , before heading back home to Scotland (annual event) we have tried chain restaurants throughout Guelph over the past 12 years without any real satisfaction however we have now found our future go to place ! The 6 out of the 6 of us really enjoyed the variety of food on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The Shakespeare arms belongs to a group of pubs in Ontario. I have visited a few of them including The Loyal Oarsman in Kingston and two other in Toronto. All the owners of these establishments uphold the ideal of a true British Pub. The Shakespeare Arms is one of the best of the group. The food is very good for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: harvard st, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: +1 519-767-6003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?