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“Disappointed”

Saintt James's Gate Olde Irish Pub
Ranked #14 of 148 Restaurants in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$22
Cuisines: Irish, Pub
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our Story Begins in Ireland Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, St. James's Gate, established in 1996, was built and manufactured in Dublin, Ireland. The authenticity of the imported Irish woodwork and fantastic artifacts make St. James Gate one of the premier Irish Pubs in the world. The Gate has a warm friendly atmosphere that makes you feel instantly at home. Rub shoulders with local residents and tourists from around the world. The bartenders are friendly and prepare the drinks with care and consideration and the staff proves just what a capable & fun group of servers is worth. It's everything an Irish Pub should be.
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Popped in for afternoon drinks and a bite to eat. Service was painfully slow. Pub was no where near busy. Took ages to get a drink that we didn't bother to hang around to order food or another drink. Took just as long to get the check. Definitely not the positive experience that I have had in the past.

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Thank Lynne R
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Stopped in here for dinner a beer and some great conversation, was not disappointed. Great venue, and good pub style pub in big serves.

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Thank outbackrida
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Visited here October 27th and 28th. Both days the food and drinks were excellent. We sat next to the log fire and felt like we were sitting at home as it was so cosy. service was great and the stuffed yorkies are to die for ! the calamari was cooked to perfection. Never had a bad meal or pint in the 15 plus years we have been going there. We visit every time we are in Banff and will be back soon.

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Thank SteveTracy_10
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Over all, the dining experience was not what I would consider good. Having said that, I also would have to admit that the food was good, and I can add to what others have said, that the fish and chips were quite good. The experience fell down on the speed of service. Yes, the pub was packed, but we waited an eternity for our food, and the waitress just kept telling us (when she took time to acknowledge us) that it was the kitchen's fault because they were so busy. With the slow service, had to ask several times just to have water glasses refilled.
Part of the reason we chose the Pub was it was busy, thinking more people = good place. As mentioned, the food was good, but service painstakingly slow - we would much rather have spent the time we spent waiting wandering around Banff on our too short of a visit.

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Thank blindbumpy
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Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

Love the atmosphere in this place, feels like a true UK pub. From the music to the decor to the food. Could use more floor staff, well looked after, but our server was definitely on the back foot the whole time.

Thank KdrKermit
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