I don't go out for drinks often, because its cheaper to drink at home, and besides some downtown pubs, the fare is usually pretty basic.
But one night my bf and I decided to head down and try the GBP. It always seems to be busy in the evenings, and we thought how nice would it be to have a pub within walking distance of home?
The inside is nice and simple, the carpets and booths look a little worn, but not shabby. Otherwise, I enjoy the mostly wood decor, the simple shelves behind the bar and the nice and bright room. The patio seems nice though I haven't sat outside yet.
The food has been delicious with incredible prices! I have been several times now, and have had the fish and chips, wings, quesadilla and my bf has also had the burger that was on special.
All of the food has been delicious! The fish and chips is fresh and not over battered, the tartar sauce is homemade (I think, but its tasty anyways!) and the fries are steak fries, which aren't my fave but are still good.
They have something going on at 9 every night, including Guitar Hero on Tuesday nights, and live music! The one time I have stuck around for the live music, it was nice and with a dance floor!
They have a pay pool table, and TVs with different games or fights on. The washrooms have been clean every time I go, and recently I sat with a view into the kitchen which was very clean and professional.
The beer: What a deal! The only place I know with Bowen Island brewery on tap, which I am a fan of. They also have a few other good beers on tap, and a good selection of bottled too. Its nice to not worry how much a basic pint of beer is going to cost!
I gave the food a 4 simply because I have never had a complaint, its always been super tasty and its not just "Pub" fare, its food I would specifically go to get.
The service I put as solid only because I think they may want to hire another server for the weekends, as ours seemed a little run off (but she later mentioned in conversation she had been there since 10:30 that morning, an almost 12 hour shift! Yet she was smiling and attentive and prompt).
I even dropped a reservation for 15 people at 2pm on a Saturday afternoon, which they accepted with no complaints!
Definetly a place worth going!