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The Pub

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Bar, Asian, British, Pub, Sri Lankan
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36 Dalada Veediya, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

This place seems very popular among tourists. It's not too bad for some drinks up on the balcony. Food didn't look so exciting to me, but haven't eaten there. They also have an air-conditioned inside area.

Thank Barbara C
Rugby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Don't be sucked in by the reputation of the bakery below. We had Lion lager from cans which was expensive. Watching the world go by from the balcony was ok. We ordered food which was supposed to be a special containing beef, chicken and seafood. The beef and chicken were reheated and in danger of causing serious gut problems. The... More 

Thank discofirecat
Hong Kong, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Saw the pub as we were out walking, thought it might be a chance to sample another beer after a week of nothing but Lion Lager. This wasn't to be the case, they only had Lion lager cans, the waiter wasn't friendly, there is no atmosphere and given the outdated feel of the place it was also over priced. Looked... More 

Thank LockyHK
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Quite possible the only tourist pub in kandy not in a hotel. Has aoutside seating area facing onto the Main Street which was peaceful enough in the evening. Serves tiger so no complains here 👍

Thank Daniel9990
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Group of 20 arrived mid evening. Ushered in happily with promise of separate room, plenty of beer and drinks. Went to the "Knox Room", sat down, organised into numbers for orders. Heaps of drinks menus. Made orders. Drinks arrived fairly soon. No food menus. Now disclosed only two items were available. "Mixed Grill" and "Devilled beef / pork / fish... More 

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Perth, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Wandered around Kandy after long day and saw The Pub. Negotiated the tight stairs and decided on a cool frothy. (beer). All they had was Two beers available. One was 8.8 % and the other was just not what we wanted. Food menu looked ok but they had almost no Beer.

Thank GaryRendall
Woking, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had no intentions of eating here as we usually prefer to eat at more authentic local restaurants. However, needs must and we were tired, hungry and there was nowhere obviously appealing to eat having gone up and down the main street too many times (Kandy is not a great place for restaurants). The lure of some meat, chips, salad... More 

Thank sharpster08
Napa Valley, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Didn't sit on the Balcony as it was to loud. Had fish and chips but not good. Spaghetti bolognese ok. Service was great.

Thank Melissa D
Kandy, Sri Lanka
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The staff was very unfriendly and not attentive. Their convenience was more important that what the guest wanted. Food not too great

Thank Niroshan830811
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Expensive drinks! 640 rupees for a 500ml can of Lion lager. Nice balcony but loud with traffic. Food menu looks boring

Thank Toby N

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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, 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 District  >  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?