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.
Oakes (832) Vancouver, British Columbia | January 27, 2015
One of the more classic Ontario pubs, rambling with many rooms. They had 4 casks on at my latest visit. Good place, with a fun atmosphere, and a solid beer list.
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
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.
This is like a home away from home for me, however, in the interest of impartiality I have tried to be honest in my ratings. Has a great atmosphere on a cold winter night, and the selection is really good for local stuff. Also 3 taps are real ale, and a single rotating guest tap. Service is knowledgeable but slow (used to be better). Food is local typical pub grub. But for me, nothing better than sipping a County Ale on cask and shooting the shit with a friend at the Wooly.
Best spot for craft in Guelph. Staff is always friendly and are quite informed and educated about craft beer. Has ’old pub’ type character and a great patio. Menu is pretty decent, focused on local food movement, but I always have the specials. Specials are always solid. Reasonable prices.
Enjoyable little place. Filled up for lunch and tons of great beer was being had. Loved the emphasis on local beer and the service was nice and friendly. Food was OK. Beer selection was good and I enjoyed the 2 pints I had while I was there. Worth the visit if in Guelph.
was impressed by this place. had a mill street stout and a pound of wings for $15. (half price wings on tuesdays). food was good, service was good and beer selection was probably the best in Guelph (which doesnt say much). would go back!
Great place. Wish I had dropped by sooner. Great selection of Ontario Craft brews on Tap with more then a few rotating taps. The staff were excellent and very attentive and knowledgeable. Fantastic pub food. Highly recomended.