Thanks to a wide variety of drinking establishments dotted in and around city, when it comes to choosing somewhere to enjoy a drink in Vancouver, we are absolutely spoilt for choice.
Yet despite the long list of bars to choose from, when the situation entails grabbing a pint, nothing beats the coziness and casual atmosphere of a British-style pub.
Serving a range of English ales, ciders, and stylized pub grub, here is a list on the Best British Pubs in Vancouver.
Patrons who decide to frequent The Fat Badger, a traditional British tavern in the city’s West End, can expect to find a range of deliciously comforting British-inspired pub fare (think mini Yorkshire puddings with roast beef, horseradish and gravy), in addition to cold pints, wine, ports, sherries, whiskey and more. Those with a sweet tooth should not pass up the opportunity to try The Fat Badger’s sticky toffee pudding.
Address: 1616 Alberni Street, West End
Located on Denman Street, Dover Arms Public House is a local watering hole and gathering place for regulars and visitors alike to enjoy a pint or two. Featuring classic English pub grub, brews, cocktails, sports and live music, Dover Arms has been serving the West End community since 1975.
Address: 961 Denman Street, West End
On the corner of East Georgia and Main lies the historic London Public House. Established in 1903, this neighbourhood pub offers an extensive beer selection, and has kept many original features, including the pub’s two entrances (one at the corner of Main/Georgia and one along Main Street), which originally led to separate drinking rooms for men and woman.
Address: 700 Main Street, Chinatown
Affectionately referred to as “The Cheese”, this cozy-casual British themed pub on Dunbar offers patrons a vibrant atmosphere, in addition to a varied selection of classic British pub fare, like the Toad in the Hole (pork bangers baked in a Yorkshire pudding, smothered in a rich pan gravy), Cornish Pasty, bangers and mash, and many more.
Address: 4585 Dunbar Street (at 30th Avenue)
The Donnelly Group have done a good job creating a modern British pub on the edge of Yaletown. With a long wooden bar, quilted leather couches, and moody lighting, The New Oxford is a comfortable nook to enjoy an afterwork pint. As to be expected, The New Oxford attracts a boisterous crowd come the weekend.
Address: 1144 Homer Street, Yaletown
Occupying space in a Tudor-style building built in 1897, The King’s Head established in 1973 is a casual neighbourhood tavern serving typical English pub fare, including fish and chips, and Shepard’s Pie, in addition to American comfort classics (wings, ribs, and mac and cheese). The pub’s interior has been thoughtfully restored with antique furnishings and oak paneling from the original Eaton’s Spencer Building.
Address: 1618 Yew Street, Kitsilano
Conveniently located in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, this English-style pub offers traditional British fare, including bangers and mash, Yorkshire puddings, truffle and parmesan potato fries, and much more. The beverage menu features 27 draught and 25 bottled beers, as well as a fine selection of wines by the glass, and premium spirits.
Address: 888 West Cordova Street, Coal Harbour
With its woody interior, well-stocked bar, and shiny beer taps, The Elephant & Castle, located in Coal Harbour’s Marine Building, nicely fabricates the British pub feel. Enjoy a wide variety of meals, including mini stuffed Yorkies, burgers, steak and mushroom pies, and fish and chips, in addition to a range of draughts, ales and ciders.
Address: 385 Burrard Street, Coal Harbour