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The John Bull Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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2 Bantorget, Lund 222 29, Sweden
+46 46 14 09 20
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Lund, Sweden
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62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The John Bull is the only real English pub in Lund. It has been around for 25 years or so and you can tell that it's getting a bit dated. That is, however, compensated by great beer on tap, great food (much better than what you normally get at a pub) and the great atmosphere. There's always live music on... More 

1 Thank Pawestin
Fairborn, Ohio
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not try the food here, but had a beer with some colleagues. The pub was quite crowded, and some of the folks there were quite loud... one table of locals sang what I imagine might have been typical Swedish drinking songs. There wasn't any wait staff that I could identify... but that wasn't a problem to get beer,... More 

Thank OhioanMike
Brussels, Belgium
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200 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here a couple of times and have not been disappointed with the food. I find it is often busy so you need to find a table and order from the bar. The staff is friendly but not enough to make this a proper restaurant. I felt it was more like a bar serving food. Prices are reasonable.... More 

Thank Andy W
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Swedish meatballs, Thai fish soup, burgers, salmon, etc. all great. Owner and chef were super nice. A must visit place Homemade taste at a chain like pub.

Thank navy9219
Boston, Massachusetts
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397 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I walked by a couple of times and noticed it was normally busy, especially with locals. Stopped in to have dinner of ribs and a couple of beers. Staff was friendly, food was good and it was nice and warm on a colder night. I suggest you just grab a table and then go to bar to order meal and... More 

Thank Paul B
Houston, Texas
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189 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This pub was about a block from my hotel, and I went several times during my stay in Lund. The beer selection was small, but the beers were good. I had the stuffed paprika, which was pretty bland.

Thank MMHouston
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Nothing special about this place. The service is efficient and it is conveniently located next to the Grand Hotel. Outdoor seating is limited and the inside is effectively decorated as an 80s English pub. OK in a thirsty pinch but not worth seeking out

Thank ProfDF
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

This is a good place if you want tasteless junkfood but don't want to feel cheap, as it is way overpriced for what you get.

Thank Erik H
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Overpriced pub, nice staff, rubbish beer, decent music and a rather sad and hopelessly inebriated clientèle. If the owner is working then watch your wallet as he will rip you off if he can get away with it.

Thank mark m
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

We had fantastic dinner at this place . Cider , ribs hamburger and Lund knacke. The service was perfect and the staff friendly. We enjoined the place very much.

Thank Helmut B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bantorget, Lund 222 29, Sweden
  • Location: Europe  >  Sweden  >  Skane County  >  Lund
  • Phone Number: +46 46 14 09 20

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?