The Wooly Pub

4.6
115 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 115 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanaK
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had a small pre-Christmas meal out on the all season deck and it was delightful. Our server was friendly and attentive. Our lunch was delicious, we enjoyed everything ordered. The Wooly is a Guelph staple and they continue to demonstrate that even through these hard times.

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doctorade
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Thanks the food and atmosphere was great

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a cozy table by the fire. Great atmosphere, beer selection. Excellent covid measures in place

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NancyA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Wooly! We go regularly and will continue to support this wonderful local business. The staff are just wonderful people!! The food is always great, and the beer selection they offer is a treat!

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Barnaby
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

THis is an ideal sport, the service is incredible, the food is amaziong and the beer selection is perfect.

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LDRC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a great place to dine, keep having the cask ale!

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SandiT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service as always! Gotta love the sticky toffee pudding!!

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doctorade
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Thanks so much

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food was good but the Mac and cheese was a bit cold. Could have been warmer. But over all. Good food. Will return

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SueS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Wooly is our favourite local pub. Great food, excellent beer list, wonderful staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Wooly isn’t just an exceptional restaurant with outstanding food... it’s a second home for so many locals! The friendly staff make each and every experience special whether you’re there for everyday dining or a special occasion. Thank you for pushing through the pandemic, always leaving us with a smile on our faces and a full belly of food (and beer)!

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ChuckO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to eat and have a beer

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ChrisS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love going to this. Been going to the Wooly for over 10 years.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food! Friendly staff and very good covid protocol. Best pub in Guelph!

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doctorade
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Thanks so much
the for was fine and the ambiance was great

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Always great to connect with our friends...the servers at the Wooly.
The food was good, the beer selection great and the music was terrific.
We need a safe local pub during these stressful times.

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Sm93
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at The Wooly. It is always our special occasion restaurant, especially if it is Fried Chicken Thursday (which is on pause during COVID). The beer selection is always amazing and our server was so kind.

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vipKeithM
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wooly is always a great place to have a pint and a bite to eat.

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WilliamC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Heated patio is nice except on the really cold days I would still dress warm so far not an issue this fall/Winter

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is well spaced out, food was great as always and lots of draught options 👍

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grahamM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food always good. Super friendly staff. Make you feel like Norm from Cheers

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AshleyK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing meal! Everything was delicious and the heated patio was so toasty warm!

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doctorade
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Thanks for your work

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Cubby
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Our initial server had no personality whatsoever and barely acknowledged our drink or food order. The servers that replaced him were much better. Those of us who are trying to venture out cautiously to keep pubs and restaurants running and their staff employed, might want to try a little harder to keep the patrons they have, happy by at least talking to their customers.

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LoriW
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place! They have done a great job to set up for COVID to keep us as safe as possible.

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doctorade
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were on the deck outside
It was heated with overhead heaters and all was good

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BrentH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The usual great feed and service that we count on at the Wolly

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HelenR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Appreciated the social distancing, the food and the service.

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doctorade
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

thanks a lot for the dinner
food was good and so was the atmosphere

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doctorade
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great lunch
Good food, warm enough ( outdoor heating)
All in all it was quite nice
Thank you

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Justme
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Always good food and great beer selection.
Love how much Care has been taken to keep patrons safe during all this COVID craziness.
Well done!!!

JM
JuliaM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great beer selection. Great food. Excellent service!

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ZanZan
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience4

Server was awesome. Great recommendation on beer.
However, food was very disappointing. Nachos were dry and skimpy on toppings. Burgers were dry barely any sauce and flavourless.
Didn’t feel like good value for money.
The wooly used to be better for food.

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LisaKay
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Sat on the covered patio. Good selection of local beers. Servers consistently wore masks and politely asked arriving patrons use a mask prior to sitting down at their table. My "Batman & Rueben" poutine was very tasty. Makes sure to ask for gravy the side. My friend had the chicken tenders which also was very good. This is my 4th time at The Wooly since Covid started and one my favourite places to eat in Guelph.

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BethB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

I booked an outdoor table in advance only to arrive and find that I was only able to use the enclosed deck. The deck is surrounded by plastic barriers which are only partially functioning. On Friday it was extremely warm and these barriers acted like a green house making the deck very warm. I was told that my reservation was only for the deck and that the patio was only for drop in's. This is not specified on the website or booking service. We were able to move to the much cooler patio when a table became free, but then we were not approached for an order for about 30 minutes. I don't think there were enough servers for the day.
Although the food was fine, this entire process left me frustrated. I thought I had planned for a good outdoor experience. Apparently not.

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful as always. Staff is great and food is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service is always friendly; food is always great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food and beer was delicious and a great pick me up for a mid week date night!

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doctorade
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Thanks
We had a very nice dinner outside at the Woolly
Overhead heaters etc
All good

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Barnaby
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, even a geat atmosphere despite covid restrictions!

FAQs

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

The Wooly Pub is rated 4.6 stars by 115 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.