This is first and foremost a brewpub. And their beer is absolutely fantastic. For the modest price of $10 you can have a selection of 6 of their beers in fairly generous sampler glasses laid out before you to savour. But a hint: instead of pints buy the mid-sized beers (sleeves, I think they're called). You save about $1.50 and it's barely smaller than a pint - better value by far. They also have weekly specials, so if you're on vacation or feel like a mid-week beer you may be able to get a $3.50 pint or a $10 jug. Not too shabby for microbrew.
I've only eaten three dishes here - the BBQ burger, the portabella burger (a whole portabella mushroom cap instead of a beef patty - much more delicious than it sounds), and the fish and chips. I think I had a beef dip once. All times with either fries or Caesar salad The fish & chips was a bit expensive compared to some other pubs but was pretty good. The BBQ burger is a solid favorite - very tasty, especially after a couple of beers. Fries and service? No problem from my perspective. The waitresses are usually pretty prompt and have an amazing capacity to remember two 6-beer samplers (that's 12 beer varieties to remember in one order). No cleanliness issues either. Kitchen looks clean, bathrooms are sparkling. Other reviewers must have hit it on a bad night or something.
The food isn't remarkable but it's perfectly tasty pub food, but the beer is what keeps me coming back. In addition to their regular beers (brown, pale ale, IPA, bitter, Bavarian lager, light ale, strong raspberry ale, stout, and scotch ale - Yes, I remember them all - I love beer ;)) they have seasonal specials. At the time of this review it's a belgian-style unfiltered wheat beer which is quite good - strong and flavourful, not like the sweeter hefeweizen-style (which hey, I also like). Sitting out on the enclosed patio and drinking some of Western Canada's better microbrew beer is definitely worth the visit for me. I don't understand the dramatically negative reviews, because it's been a favorite place of mine for a long time.
But go there for the beer. The food will fill your stomach and is as good as any other pub-food, but the beer is out of this world.