Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Maude Hunter's Pub (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
"In 1916 Maude Hunter established the first commercial store at the intersection of Shelbourne and Cedar Hill Cross Road. Many Victorians walking up Shelbourne St. would stop at the little store to warm themselves in front of the wood stove, have a chat with Maude and other neighbors before venturing on their way. These were the days when the corner store was a local gathering place, where you could post a letter, pick an apple out of the barrel, buy candies or groceries, and 5 cent spending money went a long way. In 1921 the first electric street light north of the Victoria boundary was installed at Shelbourne and Cedar Hill Cross Rd. When it was known as “Hunter’s Corner”. Young people congregated outside under this street light on summer weekends. In 1923 Maude’s father, Captain Hunter and her brother George, added a tea room to the store which housed 2 or 3 little tables. Maude is remembered as a generous and considerate person, and ran her store and tea room until 1929, when she left the community and moved to Toronto. As late as 1960 remnants of the original root cellar where visible on the property. In 1986 Maude Hunter’s Neighbourhood Pub was established as the second neighbourhood pub in Victoria, the first being Spinnakers. In 2016 Maude Hunter’s proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary."
It is very close to the University of Victoria and draws a lot of students in. A large group of us were in on a Wednesday which is also their Wing and Prawn Night. This day draws a large crowd with a lineup to get in. We were early enough to get good seats. The service was good and you never had to wait long for your wings or prawns.
They have 10 different flavours of Wings, and they are very good wings. The prawns were good too! They have 26 different beer listed and a couple of ciders as well. There are 12 different beer on tap many are local cottage brewery's and they get changed out often. The pub is upstairs above their liquor store. You climb up a large wide stair case to the pub. As you enter the sit up bar is to the right and very quaint. It is small and seats about 3 to 4 people. There are TV's through out for watching sports. Pub's parking lot is behind and there is a second one just down the street about one hundred meters/ yards away. The liquor store is on the main floor below the pub.
Great pub and I look forward to coming back here again!
Posted by Jeepspubstaverns at 11:51 AM