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The Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Asian, British, Pub, Sri Lankan
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36 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good location and good atmosphere. However, don't order a watered down lion larger from the tap. They'll tell you they are out of all bottled beers, or 'they've only just gone into the fridge'. We later found out this was a common trick to sell you the cheap watered down draught beer. Always ask for a bottle, they do have... More 

Thank N1eke
Lucknow, India
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was bland, and quite different from what was mentioned in the menu... Definitely not recommended for food...Though I guess a good place for drinks judging by the crowds I saw at the place

Thank Prakhar S
Tokyo, Japan
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237 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ideal place to come for a beer ! The pub. It's on the first floor and there's a nice long balcony to sit on overlooking one of the main streets in Kandy. The draught beer is only available in half pint, pitcher or trough and waiter could not comprehend me asking for a pint like they give you for large... More 

Thank Mark W
Teddington, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bar is mainly packed with travellers drinking Lion beers on the balcony overlooking Kandy's high street. It's just round the corner from the lake and across the road from the good, but unlicensed White House restaurant. Have a meal at the White House then pop over to The Pub for a beer or two and enjoy the people watching.... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on both nights of our two day stay in kandy - only for drinks. Drinks are reasonably priced and you can also get pitchers of beer here which are great if there is a few of you. We hunted for some decent bars to go to in kandy but many places don't serve alcohol in the city -... More 

Thank jreps11
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a beer and came across The Pub. Good food especially if you are craving a western style meal. Smoking balcony and good music enhanced the experience. Food was tasty and good value. Would recommend this venue.

Thank lea6278
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner here after a visit to the Temple of the Tooth was a bit last minute. Enjoyable enough with cocktails on the balcony before eating inside, but don't expect a quiet night. The noise from the birds outside in the trees was consistent and almost deafening. The meals were nice enough - fairly close to traditional 'pub food' and reasonably... More 

Thank GraemeR41
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and service. Staff is very efficient. Almost always crowded during the evenings. My only complaint is the noise coming from the road below. Have to shout to the person sitting next to you to have a conversation. (That is if you are sitting in the balcony) Inside sitting are is nice and cozy. Worth a visit.

Thank NiliRG
Southampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here a few times and each time the food and service was excellent. Get there for 5pm to get a good seat on the balcony and wait for the birds to come into roost the noise is so loud it drowns out the traffic !!

Thank A S
Wurzburg, Germany
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately there were no table at the balcony, so we had to sit inside. They were fans but the air was still very sticky. After we ordered our meals we noticed, that bugs and ants were running around everywhere. On the table, on the plates and even on my arms and legs. Only because we were very hungry we stayed... More 

Thank Lisa D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Asian, British, Pub, Sri Lankan
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Central Province  >  Kandy
  • Phone Number: 0812234341-0814940805

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