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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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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived Kandy late at night, so picked this place as it looked lively and was still serving food! Very good value, staff friendly and everywhere clean

Thank hippychick48
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A beer here is almost the same as in London. Enough said. The only thing going for this place is the terrace.

Thank Rob F
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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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275 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 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 

Thank sky0fblue
Surrey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017 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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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 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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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 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

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Groups, Bar Scene
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?