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Paddy's Pub & Rosie's Restaurant

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Paddy's Pub & Rosie's RestaurantPaddy's Pub & Rosie's Restaurant

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

460 Main St
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 1E2

(902) 542-0059 | map

Paddy's has another location in Kentville.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 7
Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

A lively brewpub largely, it seemed, frequented by locals. Live music at least one night per week.
My dinner order confirmed that the Seafood Chowder is quite tasty -- lots of seafood; very little potato. I ordered the beer sampler without asking questions or getting a description and was surprised when 9 beers, each about 4 oz, showed up. Lots of variety here in both style and quality.

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Photo of Long813
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

So, living in wolfville for a number of years I've been here quite a lot.

The layout is a little cluttered, but still manageable and comforting. The house beers are half decent - mainly to wash down the food. There is a nice selection though and a few seasonals.

The food is also quite good, although it was mainly pub food that I ordered, it was good for the time.

Service is also good. They seem to have hired competent and cheery workers - something not seem to often these days.

I would say this place is 'great', but it's worthy of a visit while in Wolfville due to the lack of pubs in the area.

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Photo of gruvn
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Aaah, Paddy's. I really like this place - for me, it's a nice excuse to drive to Wolfville from Halifax.

When you first enter, you can't help but be struck by the pubbish atmosphere. Lots of wood, and it feels kind of warm and cozy. There's a restaurant in the back (Rosie's), but I can't comment on that, since I've never made it past the pub side.

The service was good both times I've been there, and they are well informed about the beers made on site. I had a (seasonal) pumpkin ale there (and was worried), but it was fantastic. I ordered the Annapolis Pale Ale (their IPA), but they had just finished the keg. I had the stout instead, but since I had been anticipating the IPA, I didn't enjoy it as much as it likely deserved.

The food can be hit or miss. My wife and i split some nachos on one occasion as a starter, and it filled us both up. I had the pizza as my meal and it was delicious. The next time I went, i had a really bland chicken burger, and my wife had some kind of thick, cheesy seafood pasta dish that she could hardly eat half of (because it wasn't very good). That being said, when you walk to the bathroom, you have to go by the food put up by the kitchen, and a lot of it looks delicious. I think we just both ordered poorly that day.

When (not if) I return, I'll stick to the standard pub fare. This is a great place, with nice alternative beer options (ie not Keith's), and it's all the better when it's really cold out!

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Photo of sgwestby
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

We headed straight for Paddys having just landed at Halifax from England and checked into our hotel in Wolfville, and we certainly were not disappointed. This place is far from a typical North Americam brewpub, being fairly small and intimate.

We ate in Rosies, which is just the food part of the pub to the rear of the main bar. Our food was god quality and the service fine but it was the beer that I was there for! I started with a sampler of all 6 beers - 5.99 $Canadian for 6 x 4oz glasses which I thought was reasonable value.

The beers were Raven Ale - a pleasant dark malty brew and my personal favourite, Acadian Cream Ale - a little thin but typical of the style, Chimney Swift Stout - a low carbonation made this a pleasant black brew, Annapolis Valley Ale - hoppy but not excesively so, Gasperau Pilsner - for me the duffer of the bunch with a strange yeasty taste which I suspected was a misbrew. The final beer was the current feature brew a Pumpkin Ale - pleasant if a little sweetish for my taste.

Overall a very pleasant experience and a place I would certainly recommend.

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Photo of jjboesen
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Lunched here with friends during a recent trip through Nova Scotia. Paddy's Pub is a strikingly atmospheric, youth-oriented establishment (though it really attracts all ages for a college town) with plenty of character, ambiance and natural light. They offer a small selection of craft brews that run the range from light to dark. While I did not try the others on tap, I did thoroughly enjoy their Raven Ale, which is a mildly-malted but well balanced ale that greatly accompanies any thing on the menu. In any case, Paddy's makes for a worthy stop when in search for something besides the ubiquitous Alexander Keith's.

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Photo of the42ndtourist
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This establishment consists of a pub (Paddy's) with adjoining restaurant (Rosie's). The establishment is clean and well run. The service is in my experience perfectly satisfactory.
The pub consists of a short bar, 4- 6 tables, and a few booths. Looking up you can see some of the brewing vats behind a large window in the second floor. The restaurant, again of a fairly small size, rests behind the pub, accessible through the establishment or from the street behind.
The food is well made and tastes quite good. The mussels are especially good as an appetizer.
The beer, of which 5 (I think) varieties are constantly available:
including Gaspereau Pilsner, Raven Ale. A sixth variety is constantly rotated between different brews. Of those, I have had harvest ale and mud creek ale. The harvest ale was a fairly thick brew (equivalent to most british pub ales) with various fruits and vegetables added to flavour. The mud creek ale was a darker ale of Canadian style, with a full taste and a little bitterness. The Gaspereau Pilsner is a well made, exceptional example of the style.

There is occasionally live entertainment, and since Wolfville is a University town (the number of students equals the number of permanent residents), the clientele is largely the teaching staff of the university and some of the less immature students.


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Paddy's Pub & Rosie's Restaurant in Wolfville, NS, Canada
3.4 out of 5 based on 20 ratings.
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