We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Old Rock Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2-3-20 Chuo | Todoroki Bldg. 1F East, Matsumoto 390-0811 , Nagano Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+81 263-38-0069
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
Devon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
310 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of locals using this place. Has some craft local beers and serves either snack food or full plates. Spent a few hours here and had a good meal and tried some of their beers.

Thank AndrewKen
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

The Old Rock Pub is a proper English Pub with antiques on the walls. The owner of the Pub has been living in the United Kingdom for a while. The pub is serving a number of local Japanese beers, a number of English and Irish brands, including Guinness, and a number of other European brands such as Hoegaarden, Palm, etc.... More 

1 Thank VydraNL
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

As Japanese takes on the British pub (apparently not Irish as I thought for most the night!) go, this is OK. OK surroundings, OK beer, prices were OK if a touch expensive. Didn't try the food, but looked OK. OK, then. A pleasant welcome and the service was adequate, but it felt like the whole place had come out of... More 

1 Thank ZokaShiz
Tokyo, Japan
Level Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2015

Old Rock is located about 10 minutes walk from Matsumoto Castle and is one of our favourite places to go in Matsumoto. Its a great pub with reasonably priced (for Japan) locally brewed and guest beers from small brewers around Japan, good food with local ingredients (try the shinshu pizza!) and is just a really fun place to hang out.... More 

Thank Deryk B
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
193 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This is a very warm and cozy place to have a few drinks and pub food. Beers include foreign brews (e.g. Hoegaarden) as well as a number of interesting Japanese beers -- not only the big names. One word of warning: Tripadvisor uses Google's map data and the data for this restaurant must be faulty as the location shown on... More 

1 Thank HK_Observer
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
522 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

Beautiful decor that replicates a British pub so well that you forget you are in Japan! We decided to order the classic fish and chips as a break from Japanese food at every meal. Delicious food and wait staff doesn't pester the clientele to keep ordering more stuff. They put a bell on our table and we rang it whenever... More 

1 Thank panpanda
Level Contributor
199 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Hi I couldn't find a listing for the above. As it is attached to the Old Rock pub, I have put it here. It's a lovely little refined place with the owner having replicated a gentleman's club. He is really interesting and lived in the UK for a while. The cocktails are delicious with little amuse bouche/appetisers. Such a lovely... More 

1 Thank holidayqueen21
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

As stated below, there are two parts to this place. The main pub has the classic English decor and reminded us of many London pubs. The drinks were good as were the bar snacks (we tried to go back for dinner but it was full) - very popular place! They also have a TV on which was being shown baseball... More 

2 Thank Steff B
Level Contributor
81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2014 via mobile

Would agree with the last review. Go to Main Bar Coat behind the pub ( you need to walk around the block). Most amazing high end bar I've ever been to. The owner certainly knows his whiskies. Had the most amazing Japanese whisky tasting and we only went in for a beer. Stayed all night. Would go back to Japan... More 

2 Thank sjmluckett
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

If you are in Matsumoto you must go to Main Bar Coat, located behind Old Rock Pub on s side street, up a floor of stairs. The bar tenders take cocktails to an artistic level that I had never experienced before. The bar itself is beautiful and the free appetizer that they give you (from Old Rock Pub) is outstanding.... More 

5 Thank Nousson

Travellers who viewed Old Rock Pub also viewed

Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture
Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture

Been to Old Rock Pub? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-3-20 Chuo | Todoroki Bldg. 1F East, Matsumoto 390-0811, Nagano Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Nagano Prefecture  >  Matsumoto
  • Phone Number: +81 263-38-0069

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Old Rock Pub staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?