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River Pub

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££ - £££
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
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750 King St | Nova Scotia, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia B4V 1B4, Canada
+1 902-543-1100
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I first visited this place 25 years ago. I had some time to kill and decided to try this place out again. I love the location and the view of the river. The inside of the pub is great and the staff was friendly. Service was good, there were a few errors on the order but nothing to get upset... More 

Thank bikerdude39
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Popped in here for brunch and it was wonderful. Great food, decent portions, super nice people working here so great service. We sat on the deck and had nice view of the river. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank scubashe
New Germany, Nova Scotia, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

My family took me there on my birthday in August and it happened to be a Friday night. First off, they could not accommodate a reservation for more than 9 people. Yes, they were packed when we arrived but had reserved a table for 9 so we were seated and waited just a bit over an hour before our food... More 

Thank Alice W
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Had a quick bite here one evening. Air conditioning was very cold so we opted to sit outside. The view from the deck to the river running by was nice. Can't go wrong with chicken wings and beer!

Thank Natalie D
Bridgewater, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

My husband and I went for a supper there recently. The service was great and the view of the LaHave was enjoyable. My meal, the pub club (with salad) was acceptable but the Caesar salad had far too much dressing on it for my liking. Hubby had the seafood chowder and turkey sandwich. He, as a native Lunenburger, was very... More 

Thank Granny280846
Portage la Prairie
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing service, great atmosphere and delicious food :) Would definitely spend another evening having drinks on the deck!!

Thank Amy S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We eat here and like the food. Decent pub food. They have their own beer made by Propeller and it's pretty good. We love The patio that sits over the river. Have a kids menu. Staff is friendly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The River Pub is a fantastic, locally owned pub with a relaxed atmosphere and fantastic home-cooked grub. Staff are very knowledgeable of their products and are extremely personable! Stop in for an afternoon lunch, dinner with the family, or even for a glass of wine, overlooking the LaHave River: and surely, you won't leave disappointed.

Thank Samantha F
Bridgewater, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

As a local we go there quite often. All the different meals I have tried have been up to snuff. the portions are what they should be for the buck. Service is great and the staff are super friendly. the atmosphere is comfortable with an older crowd that are there for the food and not just to drink.

Thank Grayce G
Robert K, Owner at River Pub, responded to this review

Hi there, We are glad that you come here often. Our loyal local clientele are what keeps this boat floating. We appreciate your business. Robby AK More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

When we arrived, we were greeted and sat by a man and then saw no one else for quite a long while....Our server made absolutely 0 effort or conversation. She did not even say hello to us...someone else brought drinks and eventually she came over and just said "ready?". Once our food was dropped off she failed to ever check... More 

Thank kel2179
Robert K, Owner at River Pub, responded to this review

Good morning, I first want to take the opportunity to thank you for coming into the River Pub. I know that there are many choices in the area for you to dine in. Our team takes great pride in working together to make sure that all the customers are seated promptly, drink order taken and then the food order taken.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Bar, Pub, Canadian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 King St | Nova Scotia, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia B4V 1B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Bridgewater
  • Phone Number: +1 902-543-1100
The River Pub is a full service Pub which specializes in Steaks, Seafood and Pub Fare. There are 9 drafts on tap and have a full wine and spirits menu. Children are welcome up to 9PM if they are accompanied by a guardian. Our outdoor patio overlooks the scenic Lahave River. Call ahead for reservations

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?