You've driven past it. We have all driven past it whether we know it or not! Dubh Linn Gate, the revered Whistler institution in the heart of the village at the base of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains, has spread to the coast. On Main Street between Terminal and First it sees tens of thousands of cars pass it every day. When you're heading out of town simply turn your head slightly right after the Science World McDonald's; there it us. A bastion of Irish pub tipples and English comfort food.
The Steak & Guiness Pie is AAA Alberta beef simmered in Guinness gravy with carrots and potatoes. The pastry top is a fresh, flaky, light creation and the perfect compliment. It is the best shepherd pie I have ever eaten. Worth a visit on its own.
The Bangers and Mash consists of a near footlong, Guinness-infused pork sausage with mashed potatoes and pale ale onion gravy. The sausage was a peppery, rich delicacy and paired perfectly with the creamy mashed potatoes. Both dishes were accompanied by some delicious Caesars. Not exactly what you think of when you think English pub, but well proportioned and delicious!
There was a lively highland band playing when we arrived and several different games playing on the Dublin's myriad of TVs. A great place to watch a game, play a game (there was a slew of board games available for patrons to borrow), listen to daily live bands, grab some food or just kick back for a pint!