10.08.07 : Place is well spotted not far from Sherbrooke interior is old and the terrace is noisy (route nearby) and fill with fun but too much "on the party" University Student. The beers are the same we have in bottle too bad they didn’t had my 2 fav ones, The bitter and stout. The Watermelon/ blueberry is awful it taste watermelon bazooka gum. The cost of the tasters are by far the cheapest and exceed the 4 onz format. Overall doesn’t worth the trip alone but is a descent addition for a pub crawl considering it’s pretty close to 2 classy pubs (Boquébiere, Siboire) and one left to try (La mare au Diable).
Établissement visité le samedi 1er août vers 17h. Ambiance:Très grande terrase mais très bruyante car elle est situé à une intersection importante. Musique pop/rock en sourdine remplacé par un chansonnier un peu plus tard. Clientèle majoritairement anglophone ce qui est normal pour le secteur. Service: Très longue attente même si les clients se faisaient rare sur la terrasse. Bizarrement il y a, un serveur bour la nourriture et un serveur pour la bière. Sélection: 6 bières maisons et 1 bière invitée (Moosehead) lors de mon passage. Nourriture: Très court menu soit 2 amuses gueules et 6 burgers. J’ai opté pour le Roaring Lion burger avec oignons et piments sautés (134e rating d’établissement)
We sat in the street-level tavern and had the Bitter and Brown Ale from the tap. A giant screen was showing the Canadians hockey game, but few people seemed to care. Everybody was sitting at the bar carrying friendly but mildly uninterested discussions. We might have hit them on a tired evening (Saturday evening though...), but I felt like I was in a dingy hole-in-the-wall of a pub even though the exterior announces you’ll be spending the night in a quaint old house. The beers were quite average too, maybe less interesting than their bottled counterparts. Overall, had I not been in good company, this would have been a very boring stopover.
The brewery complex is in a separate building right next door. The pub looks like a really fun undergrad hangout. The lone waitress came along soon after we sat down and broke down the menu for us in a very simplistic but effective manner. The beer I was most looking forward to try, the bitter, was out so I went with the stout instead. The rest were pretty basic English styles, a blonde, amber and brown ales. Beers were okay, the stout was my favorite of the lot. Nothing to go crazy about, but decent value since the pints were dirt cheap. The waitress eventually came back for our food orders, and apologized in advance as the food waiter didn’t show up and she never did this before. I had a feeling she was in for a long night when I walked by the kitchen and it totally reeked of wacky tabacky. She had the menu written down on a piece of cardboard and was barely legible. Basic pub fare was offered, no complaints about the food, looks like Cheech and Chong know how to cook! I wouldn’t drive an hour and a half from Montreal just to hit this place, but if you’re in the Sherbrooke area it’s worth a detour.
My last and only visite was four years ago, so I was hoping for better sevice, and it was! It was on August 6, 2010, I was in the bar this time, and it was pretty quiet. I hade there Best Bitter on tap, one of there good ones, next time it will be there stout.
A very English pub in Quebec, standard, slightly worn pub interior, with a shady patio, though right next door to a busy intersection. The service was prompt and in English - the brewer was nice to talk to. The food was OK for pub grub - I had the burger. 4 beers on tap, of varying quality around average.
Standard english pub atmosphere. Mostly english town. Friendly efficient service. Gentleman-mannered brewmaster-owner. Typical 4-5 beers selection, all are fairly robust examples of their style. Disappointed by my fish and chips, but I hear the food is great for the evenings.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | July 22, 2005
Standard old house pub much like you’ll find all over Canada’s central and eastern provinces. Service was fine enough. The house bitters were both excellent. Met the brewer and he was friendly. They didn’t try very hard with the food, though. It wasn’t the greatest place, but I went to school in a small town very much like Lennoxville and I would have been pretty damn happy to have had a place like this.