Canada > Ontario > Niagara-on-the-Lake
Quevillon (243) Boisbriand, Quebec | July 20, 2015
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visited on June 25, 2015 in the evening. Located just off Queen Street (the townís main street), with a parking lot on the left and a lot of street parking. From the outside, itís a lovely circa 1825 inn (their website mentions 1815). But from the inside, an old, cramp style pub. Wood and a bit of stone is the dominating feature, with a lot of typical pub decoration. Although you do have your tourist, most of the patrons are locals, load locals. The food is your typical pub fare, nothing adventures, at less not what I had so far. The beer selection is so so, they have their own house brew, but I have no ideal who makes them and their micro selection is weak. Itís a local hangout more than anything else!
SudsMcDuff (186) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 26, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
very cool little place, packed with older locals! .. amazing fulfiling pies .. very hardworking staff, my bartender was a cool cat .. the taps were varied, great for an out of towner, but not overly interesting .. . my bartender let me have 5 ounces pours of everything then only charged me for a couple of pints, loved that! .. if anywhere near this place, stop by!!
UDBeernut (187) Between JAX and SGJ, Florida | September 22, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Lunch on a fall saturday with the wife. Large resturuant with lots of tables, slightly cramped but cozy none the less. The fish and chips were great. Beer selection was mostly house beers (the bitter was excellent) and a few other crafts. A couple of uk beers and then the usual suspect macros. Service was good, even more so when you consider every table was seated.
Ontbeertaster (159) Ontario | August 15, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Worth the visit for beer if your in the area, service lacked a little as it was in tourist season so it was busy, overall a good selection of beers, nothing really to crafty but a good mix is all, nice english pub style inn, nice visit
JoeMcPhee (522) Toronto, ON, Ontario | May 29, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
This place is great! Beautiful old inn with lots of wood detailing over plaster walls. The front pub area reminded me of the Turf Tavern in Oxford - low ceilings, dark wood and all. A warren of rooms throughout the front area. The back area dining room is a bit less quaint, but is still lovely. The service is incredibly effiicient. We were served drinks in under a minute and our food came out 5-6 minutes after we ordered. A decent tap selection although itís not overly adventurous. Come here for the ambience - a great spot for a pint if/when you get tired of all the wine in Niagara.
cfrancis (88) Ottawa, Ontario | April 15, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Quaint old pub thatís been around almost 200 years! Three brews made for them that are average. London Pride on tap! Amsterdam Two-fisted. Great service. Would go again.
cratez (256) Toronto, Ontario | October 29, 2010| Updated February 21, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
My girl and I came here while spending a weekend in Niagara On The Lake for a friendís wedding. This pub - which Iíve heard is Ontarioís oldest - is located just off the townís main drag, behind the courthouse and close to the local LCBO. As such, it is absolutely flooded with tourists, but it still manages to exude a pleasant and warming character.
Atmosphere is classic English pub with dark wood tables and chairs, a large sit-down bar, and lots of memorabilia hanging on the walls. A display of old tap handles looms over the bar, and I spotted Black Oakís long-retired Lager among the ítrophies.í
Service was excellent as our waitress was very prompt in getting everything to the table. When I asked her which brewers make the pubís house beers, she not only answered my question (Great Lakes brews the Amber, while Niagara Brewing makes the Bitter and Pale Lager), but also brought me a flight of 4oz samples of each beer, free of charge! The Bitter was quite good while the Amber and Lager were just okay.
Beer selection includes many solid craft brews and imports. In addition to the house beers, I went with an Amsterdam Two Fisted Stout and also spotted the Belgian Wit, Creemore Springs Lager, Niagara Gritstone Ale, Steam Whistle Pilsner, Upper Canada Lager and Dark Ale, Fullerís London Pride, and Hobgoblin on tap. As well, the elusive Old Vienna can be had in bottles.
I donít remember what my girlfriend ordered for lunch but my bangers and mash paired perfectly with the Stout. Portions are generous and everything is reasonably priced too.
Overall, The Olde Angel Inn is one of the most charming pubs Iíve come across in this province. Although it doesnít offer an abundance of rare beers, itís still a lovely place to enjoy a quality pint and hearty meal. If I lived in the Niagara Region, this would be a regular hangout for me. Definitely worth a visit.
Zenwolf (52) Waterloo, Ontario | October 7, 2010
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Great place. Oldest pub in Uppser Canada.. definate charm and warmth. Not a touristy place.. though packed full of tourists. Its also a place for locals. Good selection of Niagra based beers and a few Macroís on tap.
robinvboyer (85) Sturgeon Falls, Ontario | October 4, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Quaint little pub. NIce old turn of the century house. Extremely friendly staff, and the food was decent. Their own contract beers are passable macro beer, but they have some decent micros on tap from around the province. I would go back for a pint.
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