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The Goose's Acre

21 Waterway Ave, Suite 140, The Woodlands, TX 77380-3098
+1 281-466-1502
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
21 Waterway Ave, Suite 140, The Woodlands, TX 77380-3098
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Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

A group of us met at Goose's Acre after work. We sat out on the patio overlooking the waterway and enjoyed a few beers together. Great atmosphere and excellent service! Would recommend to any group looking for a good time hanging with friends.More

1  Thank Wolf4food
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

A great brew with your work crew is always perfection. I'm so glad our spot along the water created the right atmosphere for a night with great company. Hopefully, you'll come back soon for some great drinks and eats with a view. Can't wait to...More

Reviewed 24 December 2015

Have eaten at Goose's many times, the food is good to very good and is a very good value for the location and setting on a pleasant day. The interior is a delight and you should make one visit just to see the old bar...More

1  Thank haveenjoyedtheworld
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2016

Well, if anything can make a pleasant day even more memorable, it's fish and chips. Don't forget that we have a full menu of wonderful American food as well. Whether in the form of our old bar or multitude of draft brews, I'm delighted to...More

Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

For many years we visit Goose's Acre, having some drinks with friends or a simple meal. The outside seating is awesome, they could do a (retractable) roof for the upstairs outside seating. The food is consistent, good portion, well served. The beer selection is nice...More

1  Thank DutchTX
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2015

Glad you've been loving it here -- it's always a pleasure to see you. Hope that all is well with you, and I look forward to your next visit and maybe a Guinness. Cheers, Brian Young Managing Partner

Reviewed 5 December 2015

1st time at the Goose's Acre and I enjoyed it. It was a cool evening but we still chose to eat on the outdoor 2nd level deck. I loved being able to overlook the water. It wasn't noisy which was nice. The heaters weren't a...More

1  Thank sazm42
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2015

Thanks for giving us a try -- glad you enjoyed yourself. Fish and chips is one of our specialties, so we make sure to do it right for our friends! Thanks for recommending the dish. Hope to see you again soon for another order. Cheers,...More

Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Nice dining setting, along the Waterway. There was a shift change (Sarah, to Cynthia), as we placed our drink order. My beer never arrived, until the new server asked what I was drinking. Cynthia tried hard, to make up for Sarah's shortcomings. We both ordered...More

1  Thank KarlWSchm
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2015

I really wish your experience would have been better than "okay." I'm sorry for the service mix up -- we'll make sure to do better going forward. Glad you enjoyed your salads though! All the best, Brian Young Managing Partner

Reviewed 10 November 2015

We sat outside and it was very nice to be able to look over the Waterway. The lunch crowd was light but the food was fabulous. Guiness on tap, who can beat that! The mango lemonade was to die for and the fish and chips...More

1  Thank Linda E
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2015

I'm so happy that you enjoyed the view of the waterway, Linda. Thanks so much for dropping by for some cold drinks and tasty food. I hope to have you back the next time you're visiting from Colorado. Cheers, Brian Young Managing Partner

Reviewed 3 November 2015

The Goose's acre is a nice pub. They often have live music during the week. The food is good pub food. The service is good. They have a nice outdoor patio both upstairs and downstairs along the waterway. It's a great place if you want...More

Thank Kim H
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2015

Kim, thanks for coming by! I'm glad that you enjoy our pub food and live music. It looks like we can do even better judging by your rating. We'll do our absolute best for you going forward! Cheers, Brian Young Managing Partner

Reviewed 29 October 2015

Clean, not too noisy, with a varied menu and attentive servers. I was pleased to get my fish, chip and coleslaw (the homemade apple kind--excellent) all in separate containers--previously I had complained about the slaw juice leaking over the crisp things, and by golly the...More

Thank Greenwell3
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2015

Thanks so much for this feedback! I'm going to make sure we're always improving. Best, Brian Young Managing Partner

Reviewed 1 October 2015

Very good diner atmosphere near Waterway and the town centre. Food is good, a little expensive though. Good portion sizes.More

Thank scottctburnham
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2015

Thank you so much for coming by to have some good food with us. I want to let you know that we use great ingredients, and carefully prepare our food -- I think that accounts for our prices. Hope to have you back again soon...More

Reviewed 28 September 2015

Enjoyed a good beer and a cubano sandwhich is this Irish pub. Yes, the menu is that diverse. The french fries are made some rosemary and I could have eaten a vat of them. They have a nice selection of beers and ales on tap,...More

Thank cyanhead
Brian Y, Owner at The Goose's Acre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2015

Glad you liked the beer and the Cubano! We pride ourselves on a diverse menu, and I'm happy that we could serve you something you loved. Come back anytime. Best, Brian Young Managing Partner

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Response from Linda E | Reviewed this property |
Same here, contact the restaurant for the best response. We all just visited the restaurant for a meal and are not affiliated with the restaurant and don't even live there!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Waterway Ave, Suite 140, The Woodlands, TX 77380-3098
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  The Woodlands
  • Phone Number: +1 281-466-1502
The Goose's Acre Irish Pub stood on Main Street, Midleton, Ireland, immediately in front of "The Goose's Acre," a historical landmark named by locals where geese gaggles grazed in the 1800's. The pub opened in 1886 and was handed down from father to son through the years. In 2005, the pub was forced to close to make way for new development. While back in Ireland visiting relations, Brian Young and Colm O'Neill proposed purchasing the contents of the pub, to include both bars, from the previous owner who was distraught over the pending loss of the pub's history and heritage. Although it meant shipping the pub across the Atlantic Ocean, the previous owner was ecstatic that The Goose's Acre Irish Pub would continue its traditions of bygone times. Brian Young and Colm O'Neill made the decision to bring this authentic pub to The Woodlands to share the romance and history of years past. We welcome you to pull up a chair and enjoy the experience of The Woodlands only authentic European Pub. You'll find Happy Hour (all day long!), a traditional yet inventive bar and dining menu, the best drinks a most a truly irreplicable Irish Pub feel with the beautiful, hardwood fixtures and original furnishings.
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