A great old school pub with a nice open air seating area. Service was pretty good. Selection was decent, they do a tasting flight which was very reasonable. Beer itself went from bad to pretty good. A decent place I would be happy to visit. We didn’t eat.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 3, 2004| Updated January 12, 2004
Casual brewpub with a decent stout and guest taps. Food is good. Not much else to say - it's the only brewpub in the region.
There were only three home-brewed available, and they were passable. The stout was sold out, and apparantly for popularity reasons. Service was functional when they noticed you. It was clean and bright and easy to find parking. The guest taps were weak, and very possibly outdated beer.
Atmosphere was well, pubby. Plenty of wood, cozy booths. We should have sat outside though as it was about five degrees warmer inside (it was the August long weekend) than outside. Service was friendly and available without being pushy. Food was decent, I had the Old Pickwickian wrap (bit dry but good), and some solid pub fries. Others seems happy with their food as well. Beer was a bit of a let down, but still pretty good - ranging from average to quite servicable. The Or Dubh Stout was a big disappointment, but perhaps its not moving as well as it could be in the hot weather . I will go back if I am in the area, and recommend it to anyone who has not been, but probably would not go out of my way for a second trip.
Établissement visité le mercredi 27 septembre à l’heure du diner. Suivant la suggestion de MDS je suis allé du côté droit chez Hot Belly Mama’s (À gauche c’est la brasserie Old Stone. Tout comme MDS je crois que les 2 endroits appartiennent au même propriétaire. Ambiance: Musique blues en sourdine, décoration aux accents blues et cajun et dessus de ma tête un gros drapeau acadien. Service: Le service fut bien à l’exception qu’on a oublier de m’apporter ma soupe. Dommage j’aurais tellement voulu y goûter. Selection: Evidement les bières de Old Stone sont en évidence. J’en ai goûté 2 : Or Dubh Stout et Red Fife Wheat Ale, la 2e était ordinaire. Nourriture: Étant de descendance acadienne je me suis laissé tenté par le Acadian Clam Po’boy et ma blonde par le Cuban Beef Sandwich. Nous avons bien aimé les deux ainsi que leur accompagnement soit une jambalaya (très épicée) et des patates douces frites. (30e rating d’établissement)
Visited last August while camping up in Peterborough. Our group of four took a cosy table in the back but the place seemed quite large after looking about a bit, lots of pub-feel. Beer selection was tasty, their own being quite good and the food was good too (interesting menu). Would return if in the area.
In town for a hockey game, nice place, pub feel. had a nice sampler and beer was pretty good. The staff were very friendly and the menu was surprising in a good way with typical pub food and then unexpected items. I had an Indonesian dish the waitress recommended that was really great. Cool place, stop by if in Peterborough.
A narrow, deep brewpub with an exposed brick wall, long benches and a small elevated split-level booth. Many pubfare offerings with above average presentation and portions. I ordered the Chicken Club with homemade peppercorn-gravy and fries. The food was outstanding. The beer was better than expected. I THINK THIS COULD BE THE MOST UNDERRATED BREWPUB IN THE PROVINCE. (I have no idea why Sammy was sampling the guest taps at a brewpub???)
Really, like the atmosphere of this place, it is just right, it has an old british pub feel to it. the service was good and the beer was good, food wasnt bad ethier they had a few guest taps from ontario brewers. the bar was nice and long and the staff was friendly, ask for the booth up the steps if you have about 4 guests or so, its a unique place to sit. If your in this area I believe this is a must stop. Worth the stop.