The Wooly Pub
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!
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- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
Thanks the food and atmosphere was great
It was a cozy table by the fire. Great atmosphere, beer selection. Excellent covid measures in place
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!
THis is an ideal sport, the service is incredible, the food is amaziong and the beer selection is perfect.
As always a great place to dine, keep having the cask ale!
Great food and service as always! Gotta love the sticky toffee pudding!!
Thanks so much
Food was good but the Mac and cheese was a bit cold. Could have been warmer. But over all. Good food. Will return
The Wooly is our favourite local pub. Great food, excellent beer list, wonderful staff.
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)!
Great place to eat and have a beer
Love going to this. Been going to the Wooly for over 10 years.
Delicious food! Friendly staff and very good covid protocol. Best pub in Guelph!
Thanks so much
the for was fine and the ambiance was great
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.
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.
Wooly is always a great place to have a pint and a bite to eat.
Heated patio is nice except on the really cold days I would still dress warm so far not an issue this fall/Winter
Everything is well spaced out, food was great as always and lots of draught options 👍
Food always good. Super friendly staff. Make you feel like Norm from Cheers
Amazing meal! Everything was delicious and the heated patio was so toasty warm!
Thanks for your work
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.
Great place! They have done a great job to set up for COVID to keep us as safe as possible.
We were on the deck outside
It was heated with overhead heaters and all was good
The usual great feed and service that we count on at the Wolly
Appreciated the social distancing, the food and the service.
thanks a lot for the dinner
food was good and so was the atmosphere
We had a great lunch
Good food, warm enough ( outdoor heating)
All in all it was quite nice
Always good food and great beer selection.
Love how much Care has been taken to keep patrons safe during all this COVID craziness.
Great beer selection. Great food. Excellent service!
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful as always. Staff is great and food is amazing!
Service is always friendly; food is always great!
Food and beer was delicious and a great pick me up for a mid week date night!
We had a very nice dinner outside at the Woolly
Overhead heaters etc
Great food, great service, even a geat atmosphere despite covid restrictions!
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.