The Wooly Pub

4.7
219 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 219 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyR
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

When we went there were a few items on the menu unavailable (lack of supplies) but the food was amazing & they had very nice servers!! Would definitely recommend a visit! I would go again!

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KatieO
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy my time at the Wooly. The food is great, the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing inside and the staff is so caring and personable. I'll be back again soon!

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JessFM
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly service! Always a fantastic time at the Wooly.

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wings and sangria. Very pleasant stuff! We will be back!

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We were looking forward to an option to sample several beers, and were hoping for one of their "flights". Unfortunately those are put on hold due to Covid :(
Our fries were amazing, but our burgers were a tad dry. Toppings were fresh and well paired!
Fish and chips was very good, we wish there had been more of the cucumber "coleslaw", because it was especially welcome with such a heavy meal.
Our server was still training, but they did a great job.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the kombucha on tap!

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JeniferS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was fantastic Saturday July 24, we came for my birthday and service was excellent, food totally yummy and had an excellent time all around!

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good roadhouse type food. Nothing fancy. Table was a little sticky.

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MelodieL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Good twist to meals on the menu. Vast variety of beer and drinks

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NicoleD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff at Wooly are very welcoming and accommodating. Both servers helping us were attentive. We were lucky enough to sit on the front porch which is lovely and very quiet. Food was fantastic as always. Fresh, well seasoned and delicious.

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vipWoot
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always the best servers, amazing beer selection. Great food.

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Gryz
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food was great. It is so nice to be able to sit and have a pint and some food in person again! One loud table made it difficult to hold a conversation, but that's kind of luck of the draw.

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BarbD
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food, attentive waiter, nice atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Wood recommend

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SandyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Wooly!
Terrific place to gather with friends and family. Staff is so welcoming and cheerfully accommodates our food intolerances. Our favourite neighbourhood pub!

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JoeyB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the Wooly! Great atmosphere, huge selection of beers and great food.

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MickieA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience at the Wooly. Food was delicious, and staff was attentive and friendly.

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KatieA
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at the wooly! Thanks for a lovely lunch and great service!

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LaurenS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Was a great Sunday lunch nice spot out of the sun. I needed an item altered on my meal and was done with no issues!!

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AlejandroM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great patio, great friendly service, very good food. Amazing beer choice!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A visit to the Wooly is always a great time.

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vipKeithM
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Woolly is a great place for a pint and some food. Always enjoy going there - would recommend.

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KatieP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Wooly is our go to pub and we always feel so at home there with the amazing service and great atmosphere!

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MichnaS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service amazing food amazing atmosphere!!!

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SandraW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Interesting menu . Chose the rhubarb burger and it was excellent . My guest and I both chose the vegan brownie for dessert but it missed the mark . It had an unfortunate texture and was basically flavourless . Otherwise a great meal with good service and food !

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Roland
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice location with reasonable parking available. Good quality food with a great beer selection.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Considering the effects of the covid plague, I was very happy with my night out at the Wooly. It was my first evening of dining out in 16 months or more. I plan to be out once or twice a week for the next couple of months to make up for the time I have missed and to put some money back into the economy. I will certainly be returning to the Wooly. Thanks guys!

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CraigB
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outdoor redesign is just what I'm looking for - about time Canada has more outdoor cafe settings a la Europe! Keep it - permanently!

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JessFM
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gosh I always love visiting the Wooly. The staff is so friendly, the food is great, the patio is perfect.

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TaliaA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing! Service was quick and attentive but didn’t hover. Great :)

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WendyH
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service exceptional, fish tacos delicious and plentiful, Caesar salad fresh and a different twist with chickpeas, yummy, the men had fish(pickerel) and chips which they thoroughly enjoyed. Great selection of both local craft beers and international. Covid rules strictly followed. Seating on the terrace was comfortable.
We were seated exactly at our reservation time, no waiting in a line up.
We would strongly recommend this restaurant.

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ShannonB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wooly remains my favourite place for excellent beer, great food and lovely patio. Service is always excellent.

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PatL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the host cheese toast. Despite the weather, nice meal and great server.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank you Pat! The goat cheese toast is a new favourite...I could eat it everyday!! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the service as well as the food. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Katherine White General Manager

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sarahu
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love time spent here. Favourite place in Guelph :)

The Wooly Pub
Responded on July 10, 2021

We're blushing! Thank you Sarah :)

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Ronnie
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was fantastic. The service was great and the food was delicious. I went on a rainy day but that wasn't an issue as there was a lot of covered patio space.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank you Ronnie! Glad the weather didn't stop a lovely evening out!

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ScottD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, atmosphere and drinks were all spectacular! Highly recommend this patio dining experience if you're looking for a lovely night out.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank you for the kind words Scott!!

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RitaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was outstanding the food menu was limited and they had run out of fish tacos and fish/chips

The Wooly Pub
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank you Rita! The fish has been a very popular menu item. We have made sure to order more weekly so we don't run out :)

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KeelyS
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to back at the Wooly! The food, atmosphere, and service was terrific as usual. Highly recommend.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank you Keely! So nice to have you back and be back!

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VinceN
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After coming out of COVID-19, it was a bit awkward learning the new rules however it turned out to be a fantastic time afterwards. My compliments to the entire staff. Again Thanks

The Wooly Pub
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank you Vince! Yes, it was definitely a learning curve with the new rules but so happy that you felt safe and had a lovely time. I'll be sure to pass on the kind words to the team :)

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KyleeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Exactly what we needed for our first date night in a long while! Loved the front porch setting!

The Wooly Pub
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank you Kylee! The porch is one of my favourite spots in the house! So glad you enjoyed

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KateM
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful welcoming staff and great food! Lovely place to go for dinner

The Wooly Pub
Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank you Kate! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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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 4.7 stars by 219 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.