The Churchill offers Victoria a cozy space to connect with friends over a quality beverage and delicious West Coast pub fare.

Our distinct selection, refined atmosphere and knowledgable staff have endeared this long corridor of a watering hole with a sense of intimacy that is all too rare in the capital city. Put simply, we believe that everyone has the right to a quality drink and a delicious meal. So that's what we do here.

The Churchill name has historical roots that run deep, alongside Victoria's own feisty, semi-civilized evolution.

As part of the same building, the Garrick's Head Saloon was established in 1867 and over the next century, a few different iterations of the attached hotel and adjoining basement space came and went. The building's most infamous incarnation – The Churchill Hotel – ran from the 1940s through to the 70s.

Few have clear recollections of the hotel of that era, but legend has the Churchill Hotel filled with bikers, harlots and good ol' ruffians. One story tells of a particularly disgruntled motorcycle enthusiast that felt it necessary to ride his hog down the basement stairs and pull up right next to the bar, ya know, for convenience.