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BRITISH PUB Pig & Whistle

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City Center
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Shobi building 2F, 115 Ohashicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0009, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-761-6022
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17:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you have overdosed on truly Japanese sights and culture you can retreat here for a strange but wonderful cultural experience - a British pub. BUT very friendly, and teenage child friendly, great sport screens, music sometimes, darts, great beers and whiskeys. Not to everyone's taste I know, but a nice contrast to the ~Japanese experience.

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Thank StephenOs
San Angelo, Texas
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Food was okay, two of the three staff members were really friendly, the third lady, not so much. She didn't know what was going on (maybe she is new?). The music wasn't my thing. They seem to play older rock and slower songs. Actually, I'm not sure what the classify the music as but it wasn't our thing. The darts... More 

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Thank Sheraz C
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Nice pub, good place to meet new people, play some darts and have few drinks. We have been there twice, each time met locals and had a great time together. Place you should visit if you plan to have a night out in Kyoto.

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Thank Kamil B
Charleston, South Carolina
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The pub is just outside the Sanjo Station in Kyoto, JP. About a 7 minute walk from Gion district and a 5 minute walk from the Sanjo Arcade. Friendly pub atmosphere with a fine assortment of brews on tap. Happy hour visit was good.

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Thank archieasc
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180 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Nice english themed pub. Tried to avoid going to somewhere just like home when we've travelled this far but had to get out of the rain. Friendly staff, happy hour helped with the expensive japanese prices, and friendly atmosphere.

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Thank George D
Cleveland, Ohio
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192 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This has the feel of an British pub, right down to the darts in the back of the room. the beers are fairly typical of an British pub as well. We didn't try the food, but the staff was quite friendly. Hard to get used to the smoking again, though.

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Thank GeneDoc57
Perth, Australia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Average Irish pub, happy hour until 7pm - food is OK, I ordered the burger - bread roll a lot bigger than the burger its self. Staff frienly , cash only - no credit cards

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Thank Dave R
United States
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

The Kyoto Pig & Whistle used to be a notorious pick up bar back in the 80s. Now it is just a place to sit down and relax. It is a British-style pub and they have darts, draft beers, and TV screens showing sports. It never seems to be crowded and the bartenders speak English. Prices are average.

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Nonette, France
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2016

A nice British-style bar where we stopped in for a nightcap a few evenings on the way back to our hotel. Friendly staff.

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Thank Matt84532
Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

Before I headed down, I FB the owner about a football screening schedule and received almost immediate response. It was a Saturday night and the pub wasn't full, except for a party group and individuals watching football screening. Overall it was a good place to chill. However the place closes too early, around 1.30am and I have to leave halfway... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 02:00
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 02:00
Friday
17:00 - 02:00
Saturday
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shobi building 2F, 115 Ohashicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0009, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center
  • Neighbourhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: +81 75-761-6022
Description
Kyoto's best-known authentic English pub since 1986.Happy Hour every day till 8 pm ¥100 off all drink. Our fish & chips are a great place to start! we have 10 kinds of beer on tap,5tv for viewing sports and 4 hard darts yard.

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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