This is a neighbourhood place that waters the locals. Not worth driving to, but okay if one is in the area.
The food is average priced - no great deals, but not too expensive either.
Had the appy platter for around $16. Not bad - good to share. Too bad there is no Guiness on tap - I would go more often if there was.
Ambiance is solid - typical pub.
I give extra points to our waitress, a wonderful server hailing from Ireland. She was attentive, pleasant, knowledgable and, best of all - appropriately dressed. This isn't Cactus Club where they hire teenagers dressed as call girls waggling their tails for tips. This waitress was the real deal. Dignified and professional. A real breath of fresh air!!
It's too bad that our children can't join us for a meal here - as it is a licensed pub. So people reading this who have a hate-on for children can dine here. Just a warning though - if a potential diner also has a hate-on for people with disabilities or older adults - Champlain Heights is a mixed community with people of all ages and backgrounds. There is a seniors residence and nursing home across the street. If one thinks that life ends at thirty a la Logan's Run - please stay away and wallow in your sense of self entitlement at Earls or Cactus club where you can ogle strippers ..... er..I mean.... waitresses.
Anyways - the Village is a decent, down to earth, friendly neighbourhood pub that is meant for all adult patrons who can feel comfortable and at home here.
Ah the Village Pub. Had high hopes that things would improve, but sadly find it lacking a little something. Have been here 3 times now.
Typical pub food, wings, burgers etc..lots of deep fried and battered stuff. Not bad, not good either - nothing to write home about!
Service was fast and friendly, and this is a busy little place, catering to the locals.
Prices were fair, around $10 for a meal, the drinks were average, not a lot of selection but it's not that kind of place.
Probably won't go back, unless they get a little more creative with the food!
Having never (over 20 working years) experienced a company Christmas Party in a pub, and having only gone to the odd pub for a 'pub burger' and beer with friends, I was sceptical about Tuesday (15th) night's la fête de Noël at "The Village Pub". But, it worked (no pun intended).
The pub is located in a very small commercial complex, amongst, what on a dark evening, seemed like a forest. Our group of 13 entered this relaxing, intimate setting, which inside the pub, thanks to a co-worker's party planning efforts, seemlessly turned into an experience that could have been hosted by Fezziwig himself.
I was very pleasantly surprised by my turkey dinner choice. The portion was generous, tasty, and appropriately priced. Our server's attention, despite the party chaos, was outstanding. She briskly weaved herself amonst our self-absorbed revelry to refill drinks and prompt us for our dinner requests.
The woman in Santa-like attire who seemed to be there to promote karaoke, sang a couple songs in the background and briefly circulated amongst us, exchanging brief commentary in the style of a professional show host.
Our party occupied about half the pub (and drew all the attention of the regulars). If your workplace is nearby, as ours is (North Fraser Way, Burnaby), and you are a small group, as we were, I suggest you give this place a try.
I went here for lunch on a weekday and I will never again. The service was slow... It was not even busy and my food was cold. My bottle of beer was warm and the restroom was gross. The service sucked! Very poor hospitalty... Id recommend going down the road to sum place else.