The Wooly Pub

4.8
173 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Pub
Perhaps the Wooly concept is best represented by renowned Canadian artist Charlie Pachter’s Queen on a Moose” paintings. These pictures conveyed what would happen if a British pub was transferred to Canada. That pub would feature local foods, beverages and decor. It would be an All-Canadian pub featuring the best of the British pub culture. A local or home-base pub for its guests.

The Wooly was inspired by the Ontario micro-brewery explosion that occurred in the late 1980’s. The brewery industry was dominated by 3 large companies for over 40 years until the start of the craft brewery phenomenon. Teaching a course on beers at the University of Guelph Bob Desautels was keenly aware of this development. When an opportunity to open a pub in downtown Guelph emerged he decided to feature only small micro-brews on tap.

The rest is history!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 173 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Christina
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is consistently great.
The service, location, and most of all the food is perfect.
The blackened fish is by far the best I have ever had and I have a high standard for fish. Super "moist" and flaky like it should be, not too heavy with oil and paired with a cucumber slaw with a great acid to cut the seasoning. I had the fish taco and the fish and chips. Yes both :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very lovely front patio, the staff were very friendly and the food was great. Not a huge menu and features a lot of burgers and pub food. Great for a casual meal to catch up with friends, very different vibes then most patios in the city and it was covered so good if it rains

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vipdoctorade
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

thanks so much, good food and good ambiance, we both had a great time

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OrianaA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious quality local pub food that rocks :) Definitely will be back again this summer!

KD
KayD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Great place to go and have a pint with some friends. The staff always make me feel like one of the group.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Goat cheese toast is amazing. Taco salad a little standard. Service was great, nice patio.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danelle was our server and she is amazing!! You have the most personable server in town!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good. Server was great.

CS
CoreyS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is always friendly regardless of how busy they are. They offer great advice on types of beers to try and food to eat. Always a pleasant experience.

MD
MeghannD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making my birthday a great experience. Having the full covered patio was great with the pouring rain. Will for sure be back again!

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Billyboy
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

great service....
excellent wings....
lots of beers to choose from....

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IreneS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having a meal at The Wooly is always great. We were socially distanced on the front porch and able to connect with friends as they walked by and came in to have a meal. The Wooly has great food, lots of beer options and is a true community hub.

DJ
DoJoPo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anyone that sells Nachos should visit the Wooly and try theirs so theyknowhowtheyshouldbedone! The only Nachos I have ever had that I enjoyed! And of course all the wonderful choices for local craft beers! Staff are wonderful, friendly and helpful.

KT
KarleyT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family loves the wooly! We’ve been going there for 16 years. First as a couple and now as a family. Great atmosphere, friendly staff and yummy food. Thanks Wooly!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Outdoor seating was good. Nice and in the sun so we kept warm. Good servers but has three people serve my table. So no individual attention. The food was okay but my poutine had like no cheese. I paid $12 bucks for it and like the curd cheese was non existent. Fish taco were good. The picked cucumber should be thinly sliced not in quarters so that it’s easier to eat. And the nachos were ok. They were kind of soggy and the cheese wasn’t even melted all the way through. I love the ambiance and the decor is nice but not the best food.

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appreciative
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be eating on a patio, especially with a friendly waitress and good food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a wonderful time at The Wooly Pub. Lots of drinks to choose from and amazing food! We will definitely be coming back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Place

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drewness88
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Lovely staff, superb food, great beer selection.

CM
CarolM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good as was the atmosphere Staff were friendly and the outdoor patio was quite lovely

OT
OpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice and the workers were nice

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JessFM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so nice to get back to the patio after lockdown. We were so happy to have our first patio meal at the Wooly! The service was excellent, food was delicious and we loved the patio.

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KathrynP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor patio. So glad we could come here on the reopening weekend. Staff were very friendly and helpful. We had some drinks (so happy to have draught back in our lives) along with the chicken tenders and mac and cheese. Everything was delicious. The tables were nicely spaced out and nothing felt crammed. We will be back soon!

MB
MrsBee711
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wooly can do no wrong. Great staff, great beer selection, great food, amazing business in the community. We always enjoy our visits and when things opened up after wave 3, we knew it would be the first place we'd go. Can't wait to go back!

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wooly is one of Guelph’s classic pubs. Great atmosphere and always a fun time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service as always. Glad your open again!

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NancyA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Wooly! We highly recommend the Wooly! We will be back to the Wooly!! The staff is a lovely group of people!!

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JayS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Food, service, value.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have had a better experience. Danielle was a phenomenal server. Can’t wait to return.

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Mollythegoose
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was amazing, had a lovely time sitting on the front porch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wooly never disappoints- staff are wonderful, food is delicious and beer is cold!

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vipdoctorade
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanks so much
This was a great night out for me.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio, nice and warm!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very friendly and food was great:)

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IanW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to pub in Guelph, good beer, quality food and friendly/knowledgeable service at a reasonable price. Can you ask for more?

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TraceyP
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Danielle was our server and she was awesome. Food was tasty and hot. Great spot on the back patio. Thanks again for a lovely evening out!

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Mirae
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, beer selection, and patio. Thank you so much for being so amazing!

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vipdoctorade
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

thanks so much
I'll be coming back next week
This is a good restaurant

UJ
UJim
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience at the Wooly!! Great service. Nice selection of IPA’s.
Good food and great atmosphere.

FAQs

The Wooly Pub does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. The Wooly Pub also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (519) 836-2875.

The Wooly Pub is rated 4.8 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.