The Rocking Horse Pub

Proudly Serving the Oceanside community Since 1978


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Local Nanoose Bay English Pub

A warm welcome to the Rocking Horse Pub, a traditional English-style pub nestled in the heart of the picturesque Nanoose countryside. Sit and relax by one of our cozy fireplaces or spend a lazy afternoon on our patio enjoying the sunshine of our peaceful country setting.

Our menu offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for heart-warming pub fare or to have a casual drink with friends.

Escape to the country – you won’t be disappointed.

The Award Winning Rocking Horse Pub

Thank you so much Parksville & Qualicum Beach for voting us your Favorite Bar/Pub! We are extremely proud of our work over the last few years to make the Rocking Horse what it is. I want to thank our staff especially.

Gordon McKinlay

Our Menu

Explore Our Offerings

hand-baked fresh daily

A generous selection of salads, burgers,sandwiches, meat pies, artisan pizza, and fish chips.


Dinner options from traditional English fair such as our Tatties and Mince, and Bangers & Mash to our famous Cajun Prawns to our Torched Feta Chicken Dinner.


We have 19 beers on tap from local brewers such as Mount Arrowsmith, Hoyne, and Driftwood, plus several European beers such as Erdinger, Brouwerij Huyghe, plus a great section of wine and cocktails from our amazing bartenders.

Live Music - Saturdays

Live Music Saturdays

🎸 Every Saturday we have incredible bands performing at the Rocking Horse from acoustic sets to electrifying blues, and rock & roll. 🎶 Groove to upbeat originals and covers that will keep you on your feet all night long. See you here! #LiveMusic #BluesRock #NanooseBay 🎵🎉

Spring Market - May 4th & 5th

We’re at it again 😏 The Rocking Horse Pub is SO excited to announce the dates for our SECOND market event! We held our first market on March 3rd and thanks to the amazing vendors and local support it was a raving success! 🥰
We would like to invite our beautiful community to come and check out this outdoor event the weekend of May 4th & 5th! Bring your shopping bags because there is going to be a TON of Vancouver Island businesses here sharing their passion and creations with you. 🛍🩷
We will also have live outdoor music to enjoy all weekend while you shop! Sit on our gorgeous garden patio, and soak in all that spring has to offer 💐🌼

“The servers are attentive and kind and the food is spectacular! I had the fish pie with a side of fries and gravy, my partner and her mom had the lemon chicken burger with fries as well! I wish I had photos but we crushed our meals.”

Kate J