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Monday, June 25, 2012

Rocking Horse Pub (Nanoose Bay, British Columbia)

The Rocking Horse Pub 2038 Sanders Road, Nanoose Bay, British Columbiam, Canada.  Located just south of Parksville on beautiful Vancouver Island.  phone 250-468-1735.  This was a great find, it is located on a 5 acre equestrian centre in the country.  The house was originally built in 1972 and in 1977 it was converted to the Rocking Horse Inn and an extension was added.  It has gone through several changes over the years.  When you enter the pub is to the right and the resturant is to the left and is adorned with beautiful antiques.  Out back there is a beautiful patio area and also extends on to the grass looking out to natural area of the ranch.  The pub has a English pub look and feel to it.  The sit up bar is beautiful and seats about 8 people and stands about another 8 people.  There are 5 picnic style tables around the inside perimeter of the pub with 6 round tables with pub  arm chairs.  They have one country style table that seats 8 people.  There is one pool table and 3 flat screen TV'S.  The food was very good, I had the steak and Guinnes pie which came with home cut fires.  My wife had the Chicken Medetrainian Salad that came with black olives, feta chese, sun dried tomatoes, cucumbers mixed greens with a beautiful balsamic vinagerette dressing.  She said that it was very good.  There is a fire place with a wood stove insert that actually burns logs....not a fake one!  The serivce is very good, and the regulars very friendly.  I learned alot about fishing, crabbing and prawn fishing, if you are in the area maybe drop in for lunch and get a few tips before you head out on the ocean.  This place is well worth the time to stop in.  When I was there a British Sports club car dropped by with 10 old sports cars.  There is lots of paking aswell!  Great find!!

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