The Wooly Pub

4.8
313 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 313 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
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Michelle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

More outdoor heaters would be nice, but it's understandable, given the current restrictions. Great job adapting throughout these crazy times.

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Eastwood
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The patio is heated but dress warm, we had many layers. We appreciated the staff and the pub trying to make something work during this third lockdown. Great service and tasty nachos! Will 100% bundle up for a date night again.

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Karoline
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great job on the heated patio - pretty warm considering it is January! Bring a blanket and you'll be fine!

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Eatingagain
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

It was a nice vice. We enjoyed the early dinner and would go back.

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DebP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even at -10 degrees outside they managed to keep the patio fairly warm. Always such a friendly atmosphere

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vipBobby
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service & atmosphere! Wonderful to be able to enjoy lunch on the beautiful heated outdoor patio. Our server was lovely too!

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CameronO
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Good food, fantastic selection of craft beers, nice atmosphere. Just don't expect good service...usually very slow and inattentive from my experience.

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HeleneH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The staff here is amazing - always someone around and always willing to help. Very casual atmosphere with a fantastic beer selection. It's nice to be able to go to the Wooly to get great local beers!

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Felix2019
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there in years. Not disappointed. Delicious broccoli and cheese soup. Also I don’t like Brussels sprouts but their grilled sprouts were yummy! Definitely going again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Good pub food… in fact their fish tacos are the best! Wait staff are terrific …fun and right amount of attentiveness 😊

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Holocene
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The servers were fantastic and the food was as well

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at the Wooly, won't be the last. Great service (thank you Danielle), food very flavourful and hot on arrival! Even busy on a Friday night, staff was attentive and food arrived in good time.

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vipdoctorade
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

thanks, it was a nice time out at the Wooly. My friend and I both enjoyed ourselves

The Wooly Pub
Responded on December 3, 2021

Thank you!

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Musician
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very enjoyable experience! Just a little chilly where we sat - probably a draft due to the historic building. But a kind and helpful wait staff, and the food was awesome! An amazing array of beer choices which my husband enjoyed. I myself had the house Chardonnay which was delightful! Thank you so much.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you very much for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again :)

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DM07
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We’ve been coming to the Wooly for years and it was great to meet our friends in the covered patio. Service, drinks and food were great as always.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you so very much! We look forward to your next visit!

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JohnA
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

food was very good. the server was excellent and very helpful.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you John! I'll be sure to pass on the kind words :)

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NiagaraFan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Order Lake Erie Fish dinner. The waitress went into the kitchen and asked if we could have it pan fried instead of battered. It was awesome !! My 3 friends had it pan fried and I had it battered. Great selection of Beer and very knowledgeable staff.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your time with us! The Pickerel is very tasty! I'll let the team know you enjoyed :)

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vipdoctorade
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

thanks, the waitress was great, I ordered a pasta and it was nothing like the description so she brought it back an I ordered something else. She took the first choice off my bill and gave Dr. Adrian Sohn $$20 off so I gave her an extra $20 tip

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

I'm sorry to hear that we didn't hit the mark on the first try but glad we were able to turn it around for an enjoyable experience for you! Thank you so much

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MrPickles
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience as per usual. It's so nice to be back at the Wooly almost like normal!

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

Oh Mr.Pickles, thank you very much! It's so nice to have everyone back :)

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RonB
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great local fare. Fantastic beer selection. Always great staff offering a warm welcoming experience.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you Ron!

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VictoriaF
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Delicious food and lots of interesting options. Extensive drink list (although we were initially brought 2/4 incorrect drinks) and friendly, efficient staff.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you for your patience Victoria! I'm glad to know we corrected this for you and you still had a nice evening out :) We look forward to seeing you again soon

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Beatty
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We had a great time getting together at the pub. The online reservation system worked, we enjoyed the food, drinks and opportunity to socialise in a group of 7 indoors again. Thanks!

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

So nice to have everyone back dining inside with us! Thank you for the kind words Beatty :)

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VeronicaW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was good as was the value. The staff were helpful and personable.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you Veronica!

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FallonB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is always great, and we're always impressed by the beer selection.

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

Thank you Fallon! We have a few of our beer advent calendars left! It's the perfect beer gift for yourself or a beer friend!

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SamH
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful cozy pub, like...for real, a pub pub. Casual and friendly, screams "your new local haunt" They have a lovely patio and a great dining and lounge area. Food was delicious. The burgers are a meat and mushroom mix so they're not too heavy or too greasy. Delicious fries, great local beer on tap, super friendly staff. Highly recommend. I will say I ordered takeout at the beginning of lockdown and the food didn't travel well. No one's fault, it happens with freshly made pub fare I've found. I'm so glad I went in instead, better atmosphere and the food was fantastic.

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vipBethB
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Large noisy groups on both sides and seated right in pathway to all tables on one side - have had better experiences

The Wooly Pub
Responded on November 30, 2021

I'm sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us Beth. We would be happy to get you another seat in the future. It's getting to the party season but we do want to ensure everyone is having a nice time. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

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NOELM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Excellent service as usual.
The food is pub fare and beer selection is awesome

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vipdoctorade
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks
The food and atmosphere were both great

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JessFM
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! The club wrap and the burger special were fantastic. The kids mac and cheese were great, as always. I also LOVE the goat cheese toast as a starter, highly recommend.

It's our favourite place to go, by far!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best fish tacos and beer in town! Staff amazing !

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MrsBee711
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt very safe, was nice to be back inside and staff were amazing as usual. Great food, great beer selection. Family friendly as well.

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vipdoctorade
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Thanks it was great

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DavidV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fresh and fantastic as always. Really loved the asparagus chips in the nachos. Tried different beers from the extensive list and all was great. Servers were quick and attentive. Love the wooly!

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vipFranR
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good atmosphere, good service. Highly recommend

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StevenKirkwood
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff was very happy to explain all the beer selections and very positive and energetic. Always a Great time at the Wolly!

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topherc
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Danielle, Teddy and all of the staff are amazing at The Wooly. You can tell how happy the staff are working there and it comes across in their service and food. All the other patrons of the restaurant were having a great time based on the energy.

5/5

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DebP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic outdoor patio - it is covered and has heaters.

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AdamB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the Wooly Pub, it has a nice pub like atmosphere and great staff to add! I love the wings and the burgers oh and the nachos and the french onion soup. I always feel comfortable and welcomed here and will keep returning!

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PeterT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed the relaxed, rustic pub environment and very good food & beer.

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 313 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.