Terminus Hotel

The Abbotsford pub sports a classy revamp but maintains the things that matter most: beer, bingo and counter meals.
Veronica Fil and Andrew Zuccala
Published on April 01, 2023
Updated on September 11, 2023


Rescued from demolition in 2014, the Terminus Hotel was reimagined, revamped and replenished from its former days as a local dive — all while holding onto its trademark laidback charm. And it has received a few more new layers of paint since then.

Consequently, the team has created a polished space that still manages to be accessible and unthreatening to families, foodies, and 1am party-harders alike. Grab a seat in the jungle-like beer garden (that's also dog-friendly) to watch the footy on a weekend or grab a booth inside the old boozer to escape the tele.

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Food-wise, the spot has elevated its offerings in recent years as well. If you're feeling a little fancy, try the chicken liver parfait, burrata, mussels or slow roasted eggplant served with confit garlic and salsa verde.

But fear not, the pub classics haven't been kicked off the menu. You can still get your beloved parma, fish and chips, burgers and nachos every day of the week. You don't have to be boojie at this classic Abbotsford haunt.

That's especially true for those who've had a big Friday night and decide to hit up Terminus Hotel the morning after, ordering the mega full English brekkie. Grab a few rounds of Bloody Marys and nurse that hangover with a feast of fried eggs, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, hashbrowns and baked beans. Fried food heals all wounds.

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