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Shank's Pub | Saanich | Derby Rd. (Cedar Hill Golf Course)


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#1 Holden West

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 04:15 PM

It's been years since I've been golfing there and I didn't know there was a pub there.

Is it a pub worth going to? Or is it more of a small licensed lounge for the golfers?

Since the golf course is owned by Saanich I was wondering if other municipalities operate or lease separate pubs or restaurants.
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#2 Bernard

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 08:39 PM

I had no idea about Shank's - I am shocked to not have known.

#3 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 08:48 PM

I think I knew there was a bar there, didn't know it had any particular name.

#4 Holden West

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 09:12 PM

Only a municipality could run a bar so that even we were unaware of it.

Even a Google search turns up nothing but a handful of directory listings. You can't even see it on StreetView.
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#5 Mike K.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 06:43 AM

It's a trap!

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#6 victorian fan

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 07:38 AM

I know this pub quite well. We often walk there for a drink or for dinner. A beautiful view.
Alcohol was served in the old clubhouse that was destroyed in a fire.

#7 hotdoglegz

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 07:58 PM

wouldn't the lounge at Oak Bay Rec Centre be the same idea?

#8 Holden West

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 09:35 PM

^Kind of, but no-one in their right mind is sitting at home saying, "Hey, let's go down to the rec centre and have a few drinks!" It's more of a captive crowd, like the ferry cafeteria.
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#9 Sparky

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Posted 17 June 2010 - 11:28 PM

^Kind of, but no-one in their right mind is sitting at home saying, "Hey, let's go down to the rec centre and have a few drinks!" It's more of a captive crowd, like the ferry cafeteria.


Yes, but there might be some wholesome members of the opposite sex that you might meet after they were finished exercising.

Not a bad choice when you think about it. Oak Bay Rec is a good example after a rousing game of tennis.

#10 Matt R.

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Posted 19 June 2010 - 01:32 AM

When I lived in Oak Bay it was pretty convenient to go for a burger and beer at the rec centre. The food was just like you would expect it to be (indifferent) but the beer was always cold. I suspect the fact that there was a curling rink attached had something to do with it.

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