When planning a trip to a certain destination, we all look up for information on two important things: the popular tourist attractions and favorite food destinations. In Nanaimo, there are a number of great places to eat, but when you are on a limited visit, you naturally want to cut down the chase and pick the best restaurant in town.
A Favorite Local Hangout
Well, its best to allow the locals to guide you and lead you straight to what is fondly dubbed as the “Jewel in the crown” of Nanaimo’s Longwood Station. Conveniently nestled against a magnificent wilderness of the west coast, Longwood Brew Pub is a favorite hangout of both locals and traveling visitors. In fact, people from neighboring towns visit the area just to eat and drink here.
Known as the very first Brew Pub in the central Vancouver Island, Longwood Brew Pub has consistently won the Best Pub and Best Sunday Brunch in Nanaimo for 5 consecutive years, from 2006 to 2010. That definitely says a lot about the place.
It’s all About the Brew
One of the main attractions of this establishment is its own brew. In fact, when you visit the place, the Primary Brew House is actually just located behind its storefront glass. As you enter Longwood Brew Pub, you will be greeted by a flurry of activity since this place is practically where locals love to hang out and spend a few hours of talk over good food and good beer.
If you happen to visit on a Saturday, they conduct a day tour every 3PM, just make sure you make reservations ahead of time. A popular local attraction, join the rest of the crowd on a brewery tour and tasting session. Ladell Brewing Consultants Ltd. designed this facility, which features 25-ton silo where the Maris Otter two row brewing barley is stored. Their barley is actually imported from Warminster, England and is shipped regularly in 17-ton containers. The tour will take you through the production process and at the end, you get to sample their famous beer that seems to be a hit among locals.
Good Food, Good Times on the Menu
Of course, a good mug of cold beer is best enjoyed along with good food. They have a dining room, which gives you a stunning view of the mountain range of Vancouver Island. Dinner here is definitely a perfect ending to a busy day. Aside from beer, Longwood Brew Pub has also been recognized for its culinary excellence.
Using only the best and the freshest local produce, cooks here have been known to prepare food with passion and diners eat with exceptional gusto. Make sure you order their famous Triple A Beef dishes. All ingredients in their kitchen are 97% made from scratch and they make everything in house. Sample a few of their dishes and allow the taste to tell you why they remain to be a famous local favorite all throughout the years.
Longwood Brew Pub
5775 Turner Road, Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6L8
Tel: 250-729-8225 . Fax: 250-729-8856
Open from 11AM to 11PM, from Mondays through Saturdays
10AM to 10PM on Sundays
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