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The Woodshire Inn & Cocoa Pesto Bistro

Windsor

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The Woodshire Inn & Cocoa Pesto Bistro logo
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The Woodshire Inn & Cocoa Pesto Bistro

Windsor

(108)

About

Specializing in tasty hors d’oeuvres and sumptuous, mobile meals for corporate luncheons, wedding ceremonies, dinner and garden parties and more! We do it for the challenge … We can provide the feast anywhere, specialize in extreme locations … Catered menus are personalized to each occasion and reflective of the season.

We go everywhere.

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Myrna Burlock

22 September 2019

Lobster Chowder. Delish!

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Kelly Dawn

16 September 2019

We loved everything! Our wedding was last May and it was spectacular!! I can’t wait for our Christmas Party!!

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Angie Johnson

5 September 2019

Would recommend these guys to anyone and everyone!! 10000/10, they catered my outdoor wedding and did an absolutely phenomenal job. Everyone was raving about the food. We chose to go a little more casual and did a gourmet Mac and cheese bar and pizzas, and they were incredible. The staff also went above and beyond, making sure everything was taken away at the right time, the wine poured at the right time, and they were so friendly. Can’t go wrong with these guys in my opinion! More...

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Greg Priddle

23 August 2019

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon, had 2 amazing meals with awesome service. If in the area, you won't be disappointed.

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Laura Goodhew

23 August 2019

Great food! Wish they had a little more for dessert menu

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Richard Ward

23 August 2019

Excellent lunch. Great staff. Met one of the owners and had a great chat with her. She knew my uncle who lives near Centerville.

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Jennifer Oliver

23 August 2019

The best place to go with family, great staff!!

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Shawn Patriquin

16 August 2019

Love this place the food is awesome

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Yvon & Darlene Cleroux

9 August 2019

Add the fish chowder very tasty.Frenzy staff.

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Jaba Bean

9 August 2019

Menu is great. Try the creme caramel.

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Shawn Patriquin

9 August 2019

The wife and I have been talking about going and last night we did. The food is awesome and the people working could not be better at what they do. This place is a must. And a special thanks to are waiter Joseph your awesome and thank you so much for your hospitality your awesome. Thanks again see you again. More...

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Donna Gray

2 August 2019

Quaint. Great food!

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C. McClaf.

30 July 2019

We didn't stay over, but the restaurant has excellent food and service!

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30 July 2019

Great food great seevice

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K J BAYLISS

30 July 2019

Great food and awesome service. Thanks Guy for making our dining experience awesome.

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Kate Northup

30 June 2019

Great food! Options for any price range. Fancier and laid back options. Amazing buttermilk chicken salad :)

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Liz David

30 June 2019

We stopped in for dinner during our moving weekend and thank goodness we did! Outstanding service, delightful food, lovely atmosphere. Thanks for the great experience Coco Pesto! More...

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Brenda Blakeney

30 June 2019

Absolutely delicious meal from start to finish. Creme brulee was the best we've ever had. Top notch service.

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Brian Gregory

30 June 2019

They serve the most delicious food around. I could blindly pick anything off their menu and love it. Great staff and a really nice environment!

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James Kyte

30 June 2019

I've eaten here twice and both times the food was delicious and the servings quite generous for the price. The dining area is spread across four rooms of the old Inn, which is very charming. We were served by one of the owners, Marilyn, who was friendly and attentive. This place couldn't be better. More...

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Jean-Guy Rivard

30 June 2019

Food is really good, daily specials and 3 course menu for under 40$

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Nick

30 May 2019

Amazing atmosphere, sophisticated service and most importantly delicious food that is presented in a superb way. Prices are low compared to the experience you receive.Nick Parker

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Mark Pelkey

30 May 2019

Where has this little gem been my whole life? Excellent food, great price, great service, well worth the drive out to Windsor.

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Trudy White

30 May 2019

Delicious food!

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Marilyn Greenough

30 May 2019

Awesome food and service

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Bob Smith

30 May 2019

Absolutely amazing experience, great atmosphere fantastic food & service

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Carol Cameron

30 May 2019

Food was so good. Excellent service

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 May 2019

Me and my spouse came here for a weekend away. The food is amazing and the staff is wonderful. Rooms are big and very clean. We will definitely recommend this to others and we will be back again for sure! More...

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Sharon Strong

30 April 2019

Our group had fish & chips and wings which were delicious! Plus the historic home gives the Inn & Bistro such a wonderful ambiance which lent to an enjoyable experience. We will return!

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Morgan Burton

30 April 2019

Always excellent.

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Alexey Dudnik

30 March 2019

Lovely place with excellent food and very friendly staff

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Jeff Sanford

30 March 2019

Really enjoyed our meal here in Windsor. The staff was very friendly and the food was great as well. Great selection of local wine and local beer on the menu. Check this place out when in Windsor. We will be back! More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

28 February 2019

What a wonderful inn! Rooms the size of large apartments! Food is incredible, prepared obviously by a talented chef. The oven baked chicken with a cheese crust was extremely good, and the all you can eat fish and chips the best we’ve had! …Read more on TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

28 February 2019

My husband and I had an event to attend in Windsor and took the opportunity to have lunch and enjoy The Woodshire Inn before heading to it. It was the perfect spot! The Inn has lots of character and historic details! Cocoa Pesto served us a …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Alysha Nelson

11 February 2019

Everything was amazing! I would order again in a heartbeat!

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KellyAnne Beaton-Snailham

11 February 2019

Cocoa Pesto just catered lunch for my work team... Awesome burgers & dogs....

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Lisa Lawrence

11 February 2019

Extremely fresh ingredients, wonderful dressings, lots of choices and great display! Highly recommend Cocoa Pesto for catering! Thank you for the amazing lunch! Will be back!! More...

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Tarra Hughes

11 February 2019

My office just had the most amazing lunch catered for us! I'm telling you the best salad dressings I have ever had in my life! Literally could not decide which ones to use! Definitely will be using them more often! More...

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Marc Savoie

11 February 2019

Cocoa Pesto catered our wedding at Shobac Cottages in Kingsburg. Simply put, the food was incredible. We went for a traditional BBQ-style meal and friends still keep messaging us about the ribs. They were a joy to work with in regards to the planning of the event and delivered everything they promised and more. Will definitely use them again. More...

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Brittany Julie

11 February 2019

Cocoa Pesto catered my wedding July 7th at Four Seasons Retreat in Upper Economy, NS and people couldn't stop talking about how this was the best food they have ever had at a wedding!
I found Cocoa Pesto online as I live in Ontario and planned my wedding mostly online/ via telephone. I couldn't have picked a better company, I was SO happy with the food as well as the service. All of the staff were so friendly and accommodating. After not have eaten essentially all day I was greeted by two lovely servers who had put aside appetizers for myself and my new husband and graciously stood there as I stuffed my face.
I would recommend Cocoa Pesto to anyone who asks, worth every penny!
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Taylor Rae

11 February 2019

Cocoa pesto did an excellent job catering my wedding on Saturday! Everyone raved about the food, especially the appetizers (jumbo shrimp, pulled pork egg rolls, mini fish bites, pizza... �). Not only was the food amazing, but the staff was also top notch. For instance, when my Mum was trying to organize the desserts which she had provided, they were quick to lend a hand and help her arrange them and pass them out. This was a huge help for my Mum, as she was busy enough as mother-of-the-bride! The late night nacho bar was also a huge hit, and everyone went home happy and full :) I would definitely book these guys again for my next event. More...

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Harry vanderHoek

30 January 2019

Great food and service

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Mike Janczyszyn

30 January 2019

Great food and great service. A little costly but you get what you pay for.

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Harry vanderHoek

9 December 2018

Good food/service

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Pat Holmes

30 November 2018

Great service and food

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Melissa Dolhanty

27 November 2018

Food was excellent and so was the service. Will definitely be back again!

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Cole Foran

18 November 2018

The best food I've had in a long time.

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Stephanie Sedgwick

30 October 2018

Always amazing food. We like to come here for special lunches, brunch, AND dinners! And as the kids get older and can appreciate more of the menu, they love coming too.

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Jim T

30 October 2018

Very tasty dinner - steak was expertly done and salmon was superb. House red wine was a weak link, so order a better bottle from wine list.

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Debbie Graves

30 October 2018

We were there with a group of people. The food was good atmosphere was nice, it is a beautiful decorated Bistro rooms make it very intimate. Great for a special occasion

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Jay Rees

30 October 2018

Food was fantastic! Service was excellent!

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 October 2018

Great experience to have dinner and stay the night in the inn above. Food was amazing - deep fried portobello mushrooms and key lime pie are not to be missed. Rooms at the inn are clean, modern and cozy. Lots of character. Breakfast was …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 October 2018

My husband & I stayed at the Woodshire Inn in August 2009. We loved it so much, we decided to stay over the Thanksgiving 2018 weekend to celebrate my birthday, his birthday & our anniversary. We flew in from Ontario.||||The Inn is both …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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maile nunyabizness

18 October 2018

Great food but a bit pricy for the amount. Service was excellent.

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miranda haines

30 September 2018

Lovely people and great environment.

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

My husband and I stayed in room 1 on a Saturday night. We opted for the room rate that included a 3 course supper and also breakfast. The room was lovely! The bed was comfy and nice touches with the chocolate and snacks. The bathroom …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Shane DeCoste

29 September 2018

We had eaten at Cocoa Pesto a few times before and always enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. This time we booked rooms upstairs at The Woodshire Inn with another couple that are friends of ours. From the minute we arrived we were …MoreWe had eaten at Cocoa Pesto a few times before and always enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. This time we booked rooms upstairs at The Woodshire Inn with another couple that are friends of ours. From the minute we arrived we were treated like special guests and offered whatever we needed to make our stay more enjoyable. Of course we had a wonderful 3 course meal at the Cocoa Pesto with impeccable service. Everything is made from scratch including all the desserts. It was a perfect evening! The rooms are very comfy and modern and no need to cab to a restaurant with the dining room right at the bottom of the stairs! Fast forward to breakfast, they asked us what time they should be ready for us. When we arrived for breakfast, both owners Scott and Marilyn waited on us constantly checking in to gather feedback and see what we may need. Marilyn asked what we liked and didn’t like and Scott proceeded to cook up a surprise feast that included an awesome frittata, homemade biscuits and fresh strawberries! I recommend you check this place out. Hard working people that are friendly and care about their guests! Well done Scott and Marilyn - Thank You for making an amazing weekend for us! More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

We had eaten at Cocoa Pesto a few times before and always enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. This time we booked rooms upstairs at The Woodshire Inn with another couple that are friends of ours. From the minute we arrived we were …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Ian Daniels

29 September 2018

The sesame seed encrusted salmon is the best thing I have ever eaten. You can't get a better tasting side of fries as well

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

Absolutely the best burgers anywhere! Wow so mouth watering, moist and full of flavor! Add the basil mayo for added taste! The beet salad also blew us away! Great service and atmosphere as well! Lovely garden out front didn’t hurt the evening at all! More...

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Crystal Peach

29 September 2018

Excellent steak!

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

Stayed with my husband for a weekend away. Great rooms, great service and great food! Met the owner and he was very knowledgeable about the building and town. Have also been by for fish and chip nights which are delicious. Definitely a great place to go. More...

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Jen Baird

29 September 2018

Fabulous food, cozy room - gorgeous mix of modern and old, and the owners were lovely

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

My husband, toddler and myself stumbled upon this place as we were driving through Windsor and needed to have some lunch. It wasn't advertised but the sign quickly caught my eye so we decided to give it a try and we are so glad we did! …Read more on TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2018

First the room is excellent. Clean, spacious and historic. The bathroom is so large. Enjoyed everything about the room. Coco pesto resturant is among some of the best food we have ever has. My complements to the chiefs. If you stay and eat here you will not regret the experience. More...

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Ellen Duffy

24 September 2018

Cocoa Pesto catered our wedding September 2018 and we can’t say enough how amazing they were. The food was fantastic, every guest we talked to was sure to mention it. The staff went above and beyond our expectations. They were so attentive, cleaning and restocking even dishes and drinks that weren’t supplied by them. Our entire bridal party was extremely impressed. Thank you so much. More...

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Lauren Marie

30 August 2018

Dessert is amazing!!!

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Tristan Redden

30 August 2018

We had our Christmas party here and it was very good food. Good service as well.

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Frank Johnston

30 August 2018

Awesome Greek Salad and dressing

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Brian Mackintosh

30 August 2018

Lunch with my mom was very nice. Portions were good and the dining area was very bright and comfortable.

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Lacey Neily

30 August 2018

My favourite place to eat in Windsor!

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Catherine Arsenault

30 August 2018

Excellent server, tasty food served hot.

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Rob Conway

30 August 2018

Uh.......... Yum. Yeah. Yum.

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Devin Broome

30 August 2018

Always great food and service at Cocoa Pesto. The fresh bulk candy at the door is awesome!

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Barry Tucker

30 August 2018

Excellent food and service

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Guillaume Fortin

30 August 2018

We stopped here for lunch based on the good comments and we were not disappointed. We chose four different dishes and all of them were very good, as were the desserts! Clearly a great place for those who are tired of burgers, fries and other standard fare that seem to be everywhere... More...

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Jill Malone

30 August 2018

Just finished lunch at Cocoa Pesto, and it was fantastic. The chicken-and-greens salad with homemade dill ranch dressing was fresh and delicious, and my husband demolished the homemade chocolate pecan tart in record time. The server was wonderfully attentive as we ate outside in their lovey garden under a gorgeous blue sky. I highly recommend this jewel of a place to everyone. More...

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Sandra Max

30 August 2018

Good atmosphere. Tasty food. Lovely hostess

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Dianne Carter

30 August 2018

Great food and service, neat place.

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Janis Kinnie

30 August 2018

The Cocoa Pesto Bistro is a great place for lunch. The menu has tasty choices for everyone, the staff are friendly and accommodating. My compliments to Chef Scott snd his staff for an enjoyable visit. More...

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Jonathan Lane

30 August 2018

A hidden gem nestled in the heart of Windsor. The food was very good and the atmosphere truly delightful. The restaurant is set up throughout an older Victorian home which is very tastefully decorated, the high ceilings and beautiful moldings really added an extra touch to the meal. The portion was very good, nicely presented, and the staff were lovely and very cheerful. The menu is an interesting mixture of classic dishes with some options that will please all palates, young and old. The price was very reasonable and without a doubt a bargain in contrast to many other local places that don't have the same choices or atmosphere. Highly recommend! More...

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Karen Maser

30 August 2018

Had a lovely brunch at Cocoa Pesto. Try it!

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Stephen Mastroianni

30 August 2018

Great place

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Melanie Fiske

30 August 2018

Excellent

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Clarissa Spence

30 August 2018

yum fresh great service

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Brian Martin

30 August 2018

Clean comfortable beds good parking great shower I would stay here again.

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Ryan Wade

30 August 2018

My wife and I went to get lunch for our anniversary. The prices were fantastic we both had a 3 course meal for 29.95 each. We started with smoked salmon and calamari which was some of the freshest tasting fish and the calamari was super crisp and not a taste of fishiness. For entress we had braised Lamb Shank which fell off the bone with perfect flavor and just a small touch of game. The Neptune penne was a perfect balance of sweet, spicy and saltiness. It was loaded with salmon and shrimp which were perfectly cooked. Dessert was a apple crumble cheesecake which for someone who isn't a huge fan of cheesecakes I couldn't get enough. The service was impeccable and I have no negative on our experience there. More...

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Carolyn OLeary

30 August 2018

Awesome food!

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jbacon60

30 August 2018

Great food amazing atmosphere and willing to cater to large groups

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Mary Haggerty

30 August 2018

Fabulous food!

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tia sanford

30 August 2018

The food and service are top notch!

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Curtis Merry

29 June 2018

The family went to the Woodshire Inn Beastro for supper. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was excellent. The service was a bit slow however. Overall we had a great time and will be back. More...

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Scott Shreenan

29 September 2017

Amazing food, great deal with wing/pizza night. Friendly service. Stop here if you're in the area or travelling by, definitely worth the short detour off the highway!

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2017

Food is the best in Windsor and the inn rooms are huge and offer great value! We asked about specials and got a great weekend package incl. Dinner, room and brunch for a great price. Our hosts were amazing and the owners and chef joined us for a drink and a chat. More...

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2017

The rooms were huge and provided everything you could want. Bathroom is as big as most hotel rooms. Food at Cocoa Pesto is fantastic. This is a great place to stop when touring Nova Scotia, for food, the night or both. More...

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Cameron Corey

29 September 2017

Great food

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Windsor United

29 September 2017

Terrific food, service, decor & ambiance

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Wanda Glasner

29 September 2017

Great food and atmosphere , server was awesome

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TripAdvisor Reviewer

29 September 2017

Went for lunch after reading rave reviews--the reviews were right. The best fish n chips anywhere: wonderful & lightly battered fresh haddock and handcut shoestring fries. Treat food that's also healthy! Had the best Greek salad I've ever …Read more on TripAdvisor More...

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Justin Greener

30 August 2017

Great burger

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David McIntyre

30 August 2017

We spent a night at the Woodshire Inn just before Christmas and the experience could not have been better. Check in was a breeze thanks to the friendly and relaxed staff, who made us feel like we were visiting family. We were joined for dinner by friends who live in the area and it was simply amazing. All four of us, who have travelled extensively in North America and Europe, agreed that it was one of the best meals we had ever had! The service was excellent and the food fresh and expertly prepared. Our room was very well appointed and very comfortable; such a peaceful night in a quiet community and we slept like babies. The breakfast that Scott prepared for us the next morning was hearty and delicious; freshly made french toast and perfectly cooked bacon, topped with blackberries - Yum!. We had such a great experience and were treated so very well by Scott, Marilyn and staff, that we can't wait to go back! This is truly a gem in the heart of Windsor. More...

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Shawn Winters

30 August 2017

Excellent food, great atmosphere and friendly staff! Highly recommended. Bacon haddock chowder is amazing!!

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Brian Gregory

30 August 2017

One of my favorite places to dine. Great staff, great food and reasonable prices for the quality of food offered.

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Judy Suffron

30 August 2017

Great food! Great service!

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chris reycraft

30 August 2017

was alright

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Ashton

30 August 2017

Went to the woodshire Inn for a birthday dinner. Had some of the most amazing ribs I have ever had would definately recommend.

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Vincent Wight

30 August 2017

Great food, great service.

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Chris C.

30 August 2016

Awesome place, awesome value

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