Guelph Tribune Readers' Choice Awards - November 2013

The people have spoken and the results are in.

Borealis Grille & Bar: Voted #1 Original Cuisine, #1 Casual Fine Dining, #1 Environmentally Friendly Restaurant. 

Woolwich Arrow Pub: Voted #1 Bar, #1 Friendliest Restaurant, One of the Best Pubs, One of the Best Environmentally Friendly Restaurants, One of the Best Fish and Chips!

Thank you to all for your confidence and continued support.



"Borealis…a fantastic concept in a beautiful environmentally friendly setting… ambitious and dynamic menu.”
Nightlife – Kitchener Record

"Most nights, the parking lot is jammed. They come because the food is good for them and for the Earth in general” (review of Guelph Borealis).

Toronto Star – Toronto

"The ultimate pub” in which to drink locally brewed real ales (Guelph’s Woolwich Arrow).

New York based SAVEUR magazine

"In response to the desire for a Canadian pub, The Neighbourhood Group based in Guelph… serve micro products and Ontario foods and … stands to become a real presence in the Ontario small beer market.”

Ian Bowering, in his book ‘In Search of the Perfect Brew’

The Woolwich Arrow was listed as one of "125 Places To Have A Beer Before You Die” by All About Beer Magazine, the oldest beer publication in the United States. (Note: There were only 5 Canadian establishments mentioned in this article.)

"The Woolwich Arrow is everything a good pub should be. In addition to a great atmosphere, the pub also offers good service and great food.”

Berenice Barth, writing in the Guelph Mercury

"Canadian brewers and chefs are winning international awards. But we also need pubs and bistros that pursue excellence in Canadian beer, cuisine and service. Get ready for a pub that promises to deliver on all three counts.”

Jame McKinnon, Ottawa Sun

Special Recognition

The Woolwich Arrow has been voted the #1 Pub in Guelph on numerous occasions by the readers of the Tribune and Guelph Mercury newspapers.

The Ontario Public Interest Research Group recognized Guelph’s Woolwich Arrow with a special public plaque in Royal City Park for the pub’s fund raising activity for the Speed River Project.

CBC Television "The Great Canadian Food Show” did a half hour special on our ‘Brewer’s Feast’, a six course dinner hosted by an Arrow pub.

The only Bullfrog Power supplied restaurants in Guelph and 2 of only 9 in Ontario.

17 Ocean Wise restaurants in Ontario outside of Toronto, Woolwich Arrow and Borealis Grillhouse & Pub are 2! The first restaurants outside of Toronto to achieve this.

The Borealis Grillhouse & Pub is the ONLY restaurant in Guelph certified Local Food Plus, and only 1 of 2 outside of Toronto.