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About Us


The James Bay Inn Pub, or as the locals like to call us the JBI Pub or simply the JBI, is nestled inside the historic James Bay Inn Hotel.  There have been many changes since the Parfitt Brothers laid the bricks that built the JBI Hotel back in 1911. To learn more about the James Bay Inn Hotel visit their website.

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The present day JBI Pub is newly renovated, well maintained & brings just as much comfort as the food & drinks we serve.  From the moment you walk in there is a warm feeling of history, friendliness, community and relaxation.  From our attentive servers and smiling bartenders to our visitors from around the world & the friendly locals, you will experience a piece of Victoria B.C's history and one of the best places in town to eat, drink & relax. 

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More than just Pub Grub

The JBI Pub is dedicated to balancing price & great food that does not break the bank.

Our enticing regular menu & daily specials feature classic pub food, traditional fare and creative multi-national inspired dishes. 

Whenever possible we source local and sustainable ingredients for our many in-house made options including entrees, desserts, soups, salads, sauces and dressings.

Whether you’re grabbing lunch with the office team, sharing a special occasion, or looking to impress your date, you can feel confident that we continually strive for quality, freshness and flavour.


From your favorite

whiskey & cocktails


Specialty Coffees


We have the drink

to quench any thirst!

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 Serving Vancouver Island's most popular Craft Beer





Eric has been managing the JBI Pub since 1911. On his own time you will find this free spirit riding one of his classic bikes, playing with his pet chickens or doing pushups on instagram.

Supporting our community 

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Local Artist

We are very lucky to have local artist Alexander Cheshire as part of the JBI family since 2013. Alex not only is a father, server and all-round super guy,  but he plays a big part in the decor in the JBI Pub. You can see his beautiful artwork on display at the back wall of our pub. 

For more information about Alex, his art and how you can take home a piece of his art, visit our blog post about Alex.


Host & Proud sponsor of

Darts Victoria

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From supporting charities like the Red Cross & Soap for Hope to raising awareness about local social issues and helping out with charity events, the JBI takes great pride in supporting our community and beyond. 

If you need help with a great cause feel

free to reach out to us via email.

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The JBI Social Santa

helping to raise money and awareness for those less fortunate during the holidays.

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We Care about the Environment

Our to go containers are made from sugar cane fiber. They are essentially grass and water. This perfect 100% biodegradable, compostable, and organic raw material is an annual and renewable natural resource.

For more information visit:
Green Century

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Discrimination Policy

Whether you are part of the team or our guest, at the James Bay Inn Hotel, JBI Pub & James Bay Inn Art Deco Cafe / Restaurant, everyone is welcome. The JBI is a safe space for all regardless of age, abilities, marital status, citizenship, ethnic origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Everyone deserves to relax at the JBI.

*The JBI Pub is licensed for 19+. 

If you are under the age of 19, check out the James Bay Inn Art Deco Cafe/Restaurant. 

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