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Rustic english themed pub

Dropped in for a quick cold drink on a very hot day whilst my wife was browsing stores nearby... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2016
Melbourne, Australia
A nice bar to have a few drinks but....

“What do you want?” – that was the way I was greeted by the owner (John) when I walked into the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2016
Gerard R
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12 May 2016
“Bar Permanently Closed”
5 Apr 2016
“Rustic english themed pub”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
24 Lorong Panglima, Ipoh 30000, Malaysia
+60 12-221 3202
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

A visit here is to no avail and will leave you thirsty as Big John has shut up shop and retired. However there is some renovation underway at the moment and it may be the bar will open under new management at some time on...More

Thank Ian A
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Dropped in for a quick cold drink on a very hot day whilst my wife was browsing stores nearby during the heritage walk. Nice rustic English themed pub. Beer was cold and I was the only patron. This establishment also owns the Bed & Breakfast...More

1  Thank tommomelbourne
Reviewed 15 March 2016

“What do you want?” – that was the way I was greeted by the owner (John) when I walked into the bar! I was shocked, at first… but as my friends was already in the bar…. I just politely asked for an Erdinger beer but…...More

2  Thank Gerard R
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Great place to relax with a beer. Went there Friday and Saturday evening, live music and good atmosphere. Met the owner, John, for a pleasant talk. He also perform as a guest singer in the band. It's best to sit at the upper floor when...More

Thank ztig65
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

After sunset, after the visitors thronging the mural trail and eats have left, this is the place to go for drinks and live music.

Thank PeggieMalaysia
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Visited the bar last night for a live performance, with no expectations. No complaints with the establishment in general, however the owner John might need to look into developing some manners. Nasty humour I can tolerate and respond in kind, however his flavour of xenophobia...More

4  Thank VishnuBJoseet
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

The friends and I have heard about this place from our music mates. Yesterday we made our way from Kl to Ipoh in hopes of having a good time at big Johns. But what they've failed to mention was about the owner. Big John was...More

5  Thank pauldass
Reviewed 13 November 2015

John the owner is from Wigan in the North of England, he is friendly and has a great sense of humour....typical of 'Northerners' The food is freshly prepared and served fast. There is a good selection of local beer in stock plus bottles of real...More

2  Thank Roger748
Reviewed 9 November 2015

Good location, friendly waiter. Food's average, decor & atmosphere nothing to shout about even though interestingly it was a hardware shop in the past. Nice concept to host live bands but owner who rudely questioned my friend and I, dining customers, whether we intended to...More

3  Thank gallivant2015
Reviewed 3 October 2015

Good music Arrogant owner- visited on a number of occasions, he's always the same. Recent visit caused me to leave without purchasing anything Barman was friendly was waitress was unpleasant and superior. Erratic opening hours There are much better places- more friendly and accommodating than...More

6  Thank Debcartref
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