Could anyone please give me the names for authentic-style pubs in the GTA? I am so tired of all these pub wanna-be-types with their previously-frozen foods, cookie-cutter entrees, and pathetically small whiskey and beer list. Pubs have been popping up like mushrooms for the past few years and, frankly, it is getting rather tiresome! And for those of you familiar with classic pubs (especially in England, Scotland, and Ireland), you know what I mean.
I want a place where I can get a good dram of single malt scotch, a Guinness with a "proper pour", a decent ploughman's lunch or fry, and friendly conversation...all without, dare I say it, a TV blaring.
If you know of a good shepherd's pie, or a new pub-style favourite, do post it here.
As for me, the best pub I have tried in Durham is The Fox Goes Free on Kingston Road. Excellent pub favourites as well as intriguing nightly specials and an extensive single malt list. Friendly atmostphere. More like a real 'public house' than the usual North American take on the 'pub.'