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“Excellent service but prices through the roof! ”
Review of Port Renfrew PUB

Port Renfrew PUB
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Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 22
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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 24 October 2018 via mobile

I would normally give this place five stars, but the menu was absolutely off the charts for price! My young nephew had the Halibut and chips from the kids menu for $10. I ordered the same off the regular menu and the only difference was my portion size was the exact same (they are generous with portion sizes) but they added coleslaw and my plate was $26! I was charged $10 for coleslaw?
I couldn’t believe my eyes when we got the bill.
Aside from that, the service was immaculate.
The staff were absolutely amazing. So friendly and they even had my nephew join them in a fun game of pool. I recommend this place for the excellent service, but if you’re looking for something on a budget I’d steer clear.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Wild R, Public Relations Manager at Port Renfrew PUB, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi Sabrina,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review regarding your experience with us. We work hard to provide great customer service and quality output on all levels. Detailed feedback like yours does assists us on knowing where we can improve, that being said we will be looking into changing to cod and chips for the kids menu as well as our portion and cost. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your overall time here and we hope to see you in the future.

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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Terrific Veggie Burgers! Seasonal salads were great too. Didn’t care for the pumpkin beer, service good, very nice location, and nice newer building.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Wild R, Public Relations Manager at Port Renfrew PUB, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hi Kim,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this note of support and praise. Customers such as yourself make it a pleasure to serve!

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Reviewed 15 October 2018

This was one of 2 places to eat dinner and the pub provided excellent food and service. TVs, pool table and really comfortable place to dine. The Seafood Chowder was top notch. We were in Boston in September and would say the chowder is comparable! Dine here.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Wild R, Public Relations Manager at Port Renfrew PUB, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hello,

Thank you so much for the recognition and comparison! We pride ourselves on friendly service with quality dishes and it is rewarding to see happy customers. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Great Menu, not typical Pub Food. Hotel is well maintained , very tastefully decorated. Clean, Comfortable nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Connie S
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Wild R, Public Relations Manager at Port Renfrew PUB, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

Hi Connie,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are pleased to hear you had an overall great time with us at the Renfrew pub and hope you can stop in again!

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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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Quakeup
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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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