The Renfrew Pub
Is the homey gathering place for locals and visitors at the heart of Snuggery Cove. Friendly and inviting, it’s the sort of place even first-timers swear they’ve been before. The waterfront pub and restaurant occupies an enviable spot, right next to the dock. The great room — with cathedral ceiling, gleaming 10-tap draught system, pool table and flat screen TVs — offers up micro-brews, tasty fare, and nautical charm.
The dining room’s French doors are left open to warm afternoons. The scent of toasted cedar drifts on the breeze. Sprawling wrap-around patios let you follow the sun and offer panoramic views of the bay and bluffs. There isn’t a bad seat in this house. This is the spot to shed your shoes, grab a pint or glass of white, and enjoy a natter with friends. Don’t be surprised to see an eagle cruising overhead or a curious harbour seal popping up in the inlet to say hello.
On chilly evenings when the fog rolls in, the illuminated Renfrew Pub sign beckons with the promise of conviviality in the cove. Live music spills into the night. With cedar shingles and warm-lit windows, this public house is like a woodsy cabin shared with friends.
The Coastal Kitchen Café
Has been a local institution for 15 years. The regulars might be known by name, but this is hardly mom ‘n’ pop fare. The beachy, laid-back restaurant serves up modern West Coast eats: super fresh seafood (local catch, buckets of clams, rich chowders), organic salads and power-packed smoothies. Still, it’s food that doesn’t take itself too seriously: consider the Coastal Burger is “6 oz. of redneck heaven.”
The all-day Fisherman’s breakfast fuels a morning on the water. The focus is local: Cowichan Valley eggs, Comox Valley clams, Galloping Goose sausage. The house-made granola smells like home baking. Even the bevvies are from around here. The Kickass Currant Mead comes from Tugwell Creek Meadery, just down the road. If you love it, stop in and stock up on your way to or from Sooke.
Tomi’s Home Cooking
Is where the locals and visitors meet and eat all year long. As a locally owned and operated restaurant we’ve got you covered whether you want to enjoy the sunny porch or cozy up inside on a misty day. If you’re after a home style cooked meal with hearty portions and fresh ingredients this is the place to be. Drop by for a latte made with fresh roasted beans from The Stick in Sooke and sample our specialty baked goods. The locals have their favorites like our breakfast burger, coconut curry soup, clubhouse sandwich and Tomi’s famous Whale burger.
We’re licensed so you can have a cold beer or spicy Caesar while enjoying our casual atmosphere. Located in the heart of Port Renfrew we are a stop for the West Coast Trail Express bus.