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The Pub

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Bar, European, Asian, British, Pub, Sri Lankan
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36 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
0812234341-0814940805
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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Expensive but accessible western food snacks available. Cold Carlsberg in big bottles. Good times. Located centrally in downtown Kandy.

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Thank Cybergenic
Warwick, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Let's face it, if you're in Kandy and want a cold beer - you'll probably end up in here. Frankly they're missing a trick. Beer is overpriced at around 650 rupees for a large bottle of Lion. Average price on my trip was 300. The balcony is an okay place to sit, but it's noisy from all the traffic nearby... More 

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Thank Rich D
Bangkok, Thailand
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127 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We were looking for somewhere to have a cold drink and a snack and found some reviews of this good and bad. We came alone in the evening when it was pretty busy,crowded with tourists. We ordered the typical leon beer and a few snacks, however as soon as we ordered we noticed a few people smoking INSIDE and in... More 

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Thank GaryOmniverse
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and a really cool vibe to go to with friends. Situated in the heart of town overlooking one of the most crowded streets in the region, a must go for travellers.

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Thank Kishin S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The place is just ok not more. The food is deceiving for that price and it's very noisy. Inside no view, outside small balcony on the main noisy road

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North of England
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This is deceptive by its appearance as it’s also known as the Bakery, which is located on the ground floor. The pub and eatery are on the first floor. There’s a nice veranda to have a drink and watch the world go by. It’s located on a main street and there’s lots to look at. Traffic is light of an... More 

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Thank kevinjames
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Service was appalling. Everything we seemed to order from the menu wasn't available. 60 minutes to get served a drink. Very disappointing. The waiter apologised as we paid the bill because we complained.

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Thank Claire P
Singapore, Singapore
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We were not sure where to stop and since our kids had a hard time with the spicy food, we opted for this restaurant. Even the local food was overly expensive, not to mention the beers. In addition, we had to wait for over 45 min to get a plate of pasta.

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UK
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321 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We found very few places serving booze in Kandy. This place is one of the very few that does and also stays open past 10pm. Because of this they can and do charge quite a bit for drinks. 2 large Lion beers cost around 1300 rupees. Draft beer was more expensive than this so would suggest the bottles as they... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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257 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I had my first experience in Srilanka where someone tried to cheat me on my check.. I pointed it out but the waiter started feigning a language barrier and I was too tired to create a scene and so paid the extra amount and left after a drink which was horribly diluted...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, Asian, British, Pub, Sri Lankan
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
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?