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“Fantastic grub and service on a rainy day”
Review of Port Renfrew PUB

Port Renfrew PUB
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Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 23
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Description: The Renfrew Pub is the homey gathering place for locals and visitors at the heart of Snuggery Cove. Friendly and inviting, it’s the sort of place even first-timers swear they’ve been before. The waterfront pub and restaurant occupies an enviable spot, right next to the dock. Our craft brews include crisp, cold favourites from right around here: Vancouver Island Brewery High Trail Honey Ale, Lighthouse Race Rocks, Saltspring Island Golden Ale, Phillips Blue Buck, Granville Island Raspberry Ale. And we’re just getting started. Our food is all about quality with a fresh, homespun focus. Chickens are roasted daily on site; sauces and gravies are built from scratch. The baked goods are handcrafted, fries hand-cut, and herbs pulled fresh. Choose from sumptuous burgers or boat-to-table seafood drawn from nearby waters. The Pub serves breakfast (weekends), lunch and dinner, along with elevated pub fare — wings for the game and gooey poutine. Snuggle up or wake up with a steaming mug of Discovery Coffee from Victoria’s beloved roastery, and let the day unspool.
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

The best seafood chowder to be had anywhere. Given the pub’s location next to the world’s best salmon and halibut fishing, this makes total sense. While the horizontal rain blew outside, we remained warm and cozy inside. The super friendly service—including attentive follow up by the owner manager—was efficient and first class. Everything from the food, tapped craft beer and service exceeded our expectations. By the time we were ready to hit the trail at nearby Botanical Beach, the sun came out. Perfect timing! Just what my wife ordered on her birthday. And no, pub staff were not made aware of the birthday, but their ample and stellar service made the occasion feel special in any case.

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Wild R, Public Relations Manager at Port Renfrew PUB, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Hello,

We are thrilled to hear we were able to provide your wife and yourself a wonderful experience on a special day! The Seafood Chowder is a delicious choice especially on a rainy day! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we hope you have the opportunity to visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

One thing about this place is consistency. Very good food and service. We've never been disappointed in 3 visits. Draught drinks list is small and not all are local (a few from Vancouver) but there is a draught cider.

I had the bouillabaisse which was a little more piquant than I had expected but very nice nonetheless.

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Wild R, Public Relations Manager at Port Renfrew PUB, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Hello,

Thank you for the fabulous review! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you again.

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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were staying at the Seaside Cabins down the way, it was my first time ever coming to Port Renfrew. We stopped in here for dinner - I had the veggie burger and my husband ordered the halibut fish and chips - waitress recommended them .

Well I ate half my burger and ate half of his 2 piece order !

Holy crap, I have never had fish that didn’t taste greasy or oily.. and not “ fishy” - it was so light and airy and the craft beer batter was awesome !

All their food looked great coming out with the waitresses ! Definitely check it out !

Really beautiful metal artwork on the walls as well !

Thank Nicole B
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Wild R, Public Relations Manager at Port Renfrew PUB, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Hi Nicole,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our classic fish and chips so much!
We hope you have the chance to visit us again in the future.

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Great food, nice menu, good prices and an outstanding view. Servers are very personable. Shout-out to Wesley. Highly recommend - off the beaten path but not beaten.

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Wild R, Public Relations Manager at Port Renfrew PUB, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Hello,

Thank you for the review and recommendation! So pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and waiter Wesley! Glad you found us out here and hope you can visit again soon.

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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

So we took a day trip to explore the island. No destination in mind. Somehow we ended up in Port Renfrow and hungry. By per happenstance we found this pub. The fish is caught right there and cooked that day, incredibly fresh and first rate. This place is worth tracking down if you are visiting the island. Our waiter was awesome, an added treat.

Thank Derek M
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Wild R, Public Relations Manager at Port Renfrew PUB, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Hello Derek,

Thank you for your wonderful review! Our whole Renfrew Pub Team work very hard in providing an unforgettable experience! We hope you have the chance to visit us for another fresh catch again in the future!

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