When you need a night away from the kids, do you ever have trouble deciding where to go? If you’ve just booked your babysitter and are looking for date night destination ideas, we’ve got a great location for you right here in charming Waterford. On this Family First Episode of Dad Knows Best, we’re heading to The Gibbled Goose, a British-inspired restaurant and bar offering the finest in food, drink and friendly conversation. We’ll talk to owners Greg and Loraine to find out what makes this hot spot a unique place to come dine and have a pint on your night out.
This full-service restaurant in downtown Waterford was inspired by Loraine’s British heritage, serving both traditional British and Canadian fare with a modern twist. With experience running pubs back in England, it was a natural transition for the mother and son pair to see a need in Waterford that they could fill. In just one year of business, The Gibbled Goose has established themselves as a great local hangout for Norfolk residents to flock to. The British flavor is not just in the food: from Union Jacks to Big Ben, the walls are decorated with classic icons from across the pond that add the perfect ambiance to the space.
The fare at The Gibbled Goose features classic British favorites, including Proper Fish and Chips, Guinness, Steak and Mushroom Pie, and Bangers and Mash among others. Not to be missed are Canadian menu staples with a twist: their Chicken Curry Poutine takes this local standard to new heights of unexpected flavor. Along with delicious, high-quality dishes, The Gibbled Goose also offers beer on tap and a fully stocked bar for every taste. But it’s not just pub food that they offer; catering for a variety of events, from small corporate lunches to weddings, is available with an assortment of menu plans. Dishes like Maple Haddock and Mini Cornish Pasties will add a sophisticated flare to any party and are just a taste of the many options available.
No great Waterford hangout would be complete without fun-filled themed events, and The Gibbled Goose is no exception. Friday nights feature live entertainment from local entertainers, and the first Fridays of each month are reserved for exciting evenings of karaoke. Themed events include Comedy Night, Country Night and a variety of holiday celebrations throughout the year. An upcoming St. Paddy’s Day Party will be one bash you definitely won’t want to miss!
Above all, The Gibbled Goose prides themselves on excellent customer service and providing a great experience for every guest that walks through the door. You’ll be sure to enjoy the small-town vibe of Waterford while you grab a British bite, so make sure to head down to The Gibbled Goose the next time you’re looking to have a fun night out.