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Monday, November 16, 2009

Black Swan Pub (Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia)

The Black Swan Pub, 2890 Shawnigan Lake Road, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada (On beautiful Vancouver Island). This has been a favorite of mine for many years. Jack bought this place when spending the week in jail for $20,000.00 and a hand shake. He (and his wife Jane) built it up in to a very successful pub. Jack passed on a couple of years ago and the family now runs the pub and liquor store. It is frequented by many of the locals, some whom I have got to know on various visits over the years. The food here is great, with large portions! The signature Muncher burger comes with fries and is soooo big I can't finish it. The pub doesn't look like much from the out side, but don't let that deter you. It is nice on this inside, with lots of room. The bar, which is on your right as you enter, has about 1200 silver dollars in layed in clear acrylic on the bar surface. If you sit up at the bar you can see who comes and goes through out your visit. I don't know if that is good or bad, but I like it. The pub is broken up in to about 5 areas, with a dart room off in the back. They have live music on the week ends. The pub is about 10 minutes of the Island highway, and worth the stop!!

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