Six Mile Pub, a Historic ‘Stagecoach’ Pub Near Victoria BC

Victoria, being ‘more British than Britain’, has endless numbers of historic ‘British’ pubs. Some of my favourites are the ‘X’ Mile Pubs that provided food and lodgings along the old stagecoach route that ran from Victoria, BC up island towards Sooke.

The Six Mile Pub is still in its original location overlooking a small stream at the back. Unfortunately the front now overlooks the parking lot of strip mall besides busy Highway 1A aka Sooke Rd.

Ignore this somewhat nondescript entrance as the inside has loads of atmosphere, a sunny deck overlooking the river and some hard-to-find traditional ‘British’ fare like Scotch Eggs on the menu.6 Mile Pub Sign, a Pub on the Historic Stagecoach Route in Victoria BC This lovely lady is holding up a beer of course.
Art Nouveau Glass Door at Six Mile Pub in Victoria Scotch Eggs with Branston Pickle and grainy mustard is one of those treats you rarely find outside of England. (Incidentally Scotch Eggs are quail’s eggs with a sausage surround served cold – a perfect light lunch.) 
Scotch Eggs at Six Mile Pub They have around 20 beers on tap, mostly local craft brews, but have included Guinness and Strongbow Cider for a nod to their British theme. My choice was a Fat Tug IPA Beer by the local Victoria brewery Driftwood Brewing. (For more on beer, see my post:  ‘Best Craft Beers on the West Coast’.)
Fat Tug Beer at 6 Mile Pub in VictoriaIf it’s a ‘Canadian’ experience you’re looking for then try Six Mile’s tasty Caesar on the back deck. Caesars are start with Mott’s Clamato Juice (clam and tomato juice) and go on from there…
A Fine Caesar at 6 Mile Pub in Victoria The Six Mile Pub is just outside of Victoria on Hwy 1A, otherwise known as the ‘Old Island Highway’ or ‘Sooke Rd’.
Location of Six Mile Pub on Hwy 1AAs you go along Hwy 1A you first pass the Four Mile Brewing Company, another historic stagecoach pub, then two miles later the Six Mile Pub appears. Also in the area and worth seeing are Royal Roads University for it’s beautiful gardens and historic mansion overlooking the ocean, Fort Rodd Hill and Lighthouse, and Coburg Peninsula with the ocean on one side and the Esquimalt Lagoon Bird Sanctuary on the other.
Map Showing Sights Near View Royal in Victoria

2 responses to “Six Mile Pub, a Historic ‘Stagecoach’ Pub Near Victoria BC

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s