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Woolwich Arms & Arrow

) #5 of 308 Restaurants in Guelph ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
+1 519-836-2875
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fries” (15 reviews)
“chicken wrap” (4 reviews)
“burger” (20 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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176 Woolwich St, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3V5, Canada
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I've been coming to the Wooly since the mid '80's and have always felt welcome. However, never more than over the past year.... Having moved to a new home in walking distance from the Wooly, Dan always receives me with a warm welcome and knows...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good and the selection of local beverages and food was great. Service was also good. A great place to meet friends, coworkers and family for a get together.

Thank jhutchin2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

No special occasion or anything. Just out for a drink and some snacks on a Friday night. Sat on the rear patio which, while a little cool that night was still pleasant. Being a long weekend, downtown was dead, so there were very few on...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This is a great pub by my office. We have team meetings there. And the new patio is a great spot for a mid-day beer.More

Thank Jimmysvp
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hello Jimmy, Thank you for your kind words and I'm happy to hear you're loving the new patio! It's one of the best spots in Guelph! Especially come the cooler months when we turn on the heated floor! We look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

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

Thank british-canadian-60
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Hello, I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us! I'll be sure to pass on the kind words to Tarah and the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon, Cheers, Katherine White General Manager

Reviewed 18 May 2017

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 vistMore

Thank nickafowles
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Hello Nicka, Thank you for your feedback! We take great pride in our real ales as we are the only place in the area that offers them. I would like to chat more about experience with them. Please feel free to e-mail me at Kat@neighbourhoodgroup.com...More

Reviewed 6 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!!More

Thank asc872016
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 26 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...More

Thank Stephen H
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

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...More

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!

Thank stillm0ret0see
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

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

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..

Thank Robert B
Katherine W, General Manager at Woolwich Arms & Arrow, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 16
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
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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