This has that smaller city friendly relaxed feel to it. Mostly uiniversity types, plus us, plus several already intoxicated types walking in. Bargirls were efficient and yet friendly enough. Some knowledge on the beers. Food is same quality and price as in the Toronto metro region. I think 14 taps, at good carbonation, plus 3 consatnt casks. Pints were comaprable to Toronto metro. Everything fresh.Easy to get parking. Good local selection and a seasonal. I was impressed overall. I would come here again.
2010-05-01. Stopped in after getting rained out of the Aberfoyle market. Drove past it since it does not look anything like a pub from the outside! The interior is about what you’d expect from a house turned pub. It was pretty quiet it when we were there but Mabel said it was crazy busy the previous time she was there. Server was friendly and seemed to know at least a bit about the beer, which were mostly Ontario craft brews with a couple of hand pumps. Ordered a mushroom and something quesadila which was tasty but lacking in cheese. French onion soup was delicious. Worth a stop if you are in town but I do not think I would make a special trip.
Visited on a Saturday afternoon last August, this converted old house has a couple rooms and few locals seemingly permanently installed by the bar. Tap list is nothing special, typical Ontario pub fare with a couple interesting items thrown in the melee. Friendly service but confused by two 20-somethings coming in in the middle of the day for a pint. Didn’t try the food. Might return if I was in the area but it didn’t knock my socks off.
Visited on a recent weekend in Guelph with my fiance.
What I had: Church Key West Coast Pale Ale and Mill Street Cobblestone Stout on tap, fish and chips for me, chicken wrap, salad, and a local pinot grigio for my better half.
What I liked: Cozy window-side table overlooking the street, fair prices, they serve full British/imperial pints here.
What I disliked: Draft list was underwhelming to say the least, with Smash Bomb being the most exciting beer, food was just okay (nothing to write home about), service was slow and indifferent, my partner was disappointed that they didn’t have a single sauvignon blanc or sauve on offer, my pale ale had a noticeable diacetyl taste, we quickly finished our meals and headed elsewhere.
Would I go back? Probably not.
Overall rating: 56
Guelph’s own establishment of The Arrow Neighbourhood Pub Group - a very hospitable local pub in a beautiful Victorian house with a wrapped veranda. As with the other Arrow locations, the Woolwich has the regular pubfare menu with enphasis on freshness and portions - it doesn’t knock the reputation. I had the burger and fries and was quite full. There was Wellington SPA and Ironwood cider - both highly recommended.
Place is an old house, Reasonably size, Nice long bar. Interesting atmosphere. Decent selection of taps. I think most were regular taps and only a few changing ones. But overall a good selection. I enjoyed it, worth a stop if your in the area. I wouldnt say for a special trip.
Crit (151) Surrey, British Columbia | March 29, 2005| Updated September 18, 2008
Some interesting hard to find beers, geat ambiance...very cozy. Good selection of quality food.
Plenty of taps, mostly pouring relatively high-quality Ontario brews (plus a few out-of-province ones). A "Guest tap", and one "real cask ale". Friendly staff, bartender was knowledgable enough. Didn’t try the food. Would go again when I’m in town.
bjakk (90) Skagafjordur, Iceland | August 30, 2010
When I did my graduate studies in Guelph, I frequently would go to Wolwich Arms and Arrows. Great place, real Ale on tab. Good selection of beer on tab, and great food.