For a residential community like Woodbridge, the Woodbridge Pub truly is the corner pub that fosters and strengthens relationships in an already thriving community. With a full bar and an eclectic menu featuring unique
variations of solid dishes, the restaurant remains a favorite for students and locals alike. To keep flavors fresh and local, the pub works to use food grown or sourced just miles away from the restaurant by using goods from urban farmers for its menu, a collection of brunch favorites, burgers and sandwiches, salads, and more.
We sat down with longtime resident Marilyn Humphrey to hear her thoughts on living in the Woodbridge neighborhood.
THE D PROFILE When did you move to Woodbridge? Has it changed since then?
MARILYN When we moved to Woodbridge in ‘76, there weren’t really any businesses. Apart from University Foods and a couple commercial things there really wasn’t much of anything. Now there are all kinds of businesses nearby. There was always a strong community. When we moved in, there were just a few families with kids. Now, there are children everywhere. I find that very exciting, to see parents out with their kids.
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