A Tradition of Service

The Guv'nor Inn is a charming old-English inspired property in the heart of the city. Offering comfort and value with a selection of beautiful guest rooms and a luxury suite. Come stay with us!

Meet at The Guv'nor

Experience our lovingly restored function rooms for your next function.
Private Dining • Receptions • Meetings

Experience your welcoming local pub

British-inspired fare • Newfoundland traditional • International

Welcome to Our Old-English Inspired Inn 

At the Heart of the Oldest City in North America.

The Guv’nor Inn & Pub is a charming old-English inspired property offering comfortable, relaxed accommodation and great food in a convenient location in the center of St John's. We’re steeped in that rich, English tradition of excellence in all we do: 

Well appointed guest rooms maintained at the ‘Clean It Right’ standard.

British-inspired, Newfoundland traditional, and international restaurant fare.

Lovingly restored event spaces.

A local public house featuring locally-brewed craft beers.

Of course, that British standard meets another standard at the Guv’nor. That standard of hospitality that exists nowhere else in the world beyond Newfoundland & Labrador. All in all, we offer you an experience unique to St. John’s. Come and stay, dine, or meet with the Guv’nor. You may leave with a few new mates.


A welcoming inn and hotel with with a wonderful selection of guest rooms, including our elegant luxury accommodation, the Sweeney Suite, and popular courtyard accommodations with private access for our guests. Your comfort is assured with our abundant range of thoughtful amenities.


The Guv'nor Pub is known for moose specialties, hearty weekend brunches, a tempting wine list and Wing Night Tuesday! So join us anytime for our distinctive brand of welcoming, light-hearted hospitality and great food. Now with a beer garden for enjoying summer days or evenings alfresco.


When you book your function in the intimate Study or opulent Drawing Room, you can be confident that your event will be truly special. The Guv'nor's function rooms offer modern comfort with old-world elegance, making them ideal for social gatherings , work functions and wedding receptions. 

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It's All Right Here

Old-English inspired tradition combined with Newfoundland hospitality for an unforgettable stay at our city centre inn, hotel and pub.

Distinctive character, award-winning presentation, considerate amenities and nationally-certified staff to make The Guv'nor your new favourite destination in St. John's for years to come.

Welcome to St. John's

Plant your feet on Signal Hill, in the spot where Marconi set up his receiver and heard the “pip, pip, pip” of the world's first transatlantic wireless signal. Now you're 13,078 kilometres from Manila. 7,115 km from Damascus. 3,582 from Bristol. And a million miles from anywhere else you've been. Now close your eyes. No rush. You’ve got all day.

The People's Pub

Authentic old-English ambiance with a diverse menu and enticing range of craft beers and wines.

The ideal location for a quick drink with friends after work or an intimate date night. Inspired dishes influenced by British traditions, Newfoundland specialties and a touch of international style. 

…the pub of friendly faces where everyone feels the love…

Marlene D.
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I always said it was kinda like Cheers!

Brenda B.
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Loved our time at this charming hotel in central St. John’s!

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Wonderful atmosphere! Great service! The food is fantastic!

Charlene R.
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This is a beautiful room. And the service is always second to none.

Paul P.
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Celebrated my retirement at The Guv’nor… with co-workers, family and friends. A great night!

Bobbie F.
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We couldn’t ask for a better atmosphere to take our child into after surgery.

Lisa B.
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The history and the decor are truly wonderful!

Gwennie F.
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Stay here once a year. So European. Love it!

Michelle C.
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