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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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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Got there right as they opened at 5 pm. All we wanted was a nice cold drink after a long train ride into town. We were seated, and it took forever to get menus. Then it took another forever for the server to come take our drink orders. My boyfriend had to go through 3 different beers on the menu... More 

Thank Divyaa V
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been going to the pub since the 2000s. It was the only classy restaurant/pub we could hang out in back then. The prices back then were high, but worth it. The last time I went which was after a couple years, the prices were exorbitantly high, the food was tasty as before, & the service was average. I think... More 

Thank Dhushan
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited after seeing the photos but the reality is that this place is tired, dirty and in need of some love. The balcony overlooking the street was noisy as you would expect. I would look elsewhere if I were you.

Thank Kimmyross
Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pub in Kandy is on the main street..very busy it does have an outside balcony which looks over the very busy street..They serve food and local beers .

Thank anita d
Kandy, Sri Lanka
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101 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after many years some old staff were stil there and recognized me same atmosphere and service

Thank lakshmanisaac
Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat on the balcony each evening and had a drink before heading off for dinner. Like all the cafes and restaurants in Kandy they all suffer from a fair bit of neglect, but then that is part of the Sri Lankan experience. The balcony looks out onto the street and is a pleasant place to sit and while away... More 

Thank Phil M
Manama, Bahrain
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good selection of drinks & food, though not many local dishes. Attentive staff, good value for money. Nice balcony, downtown location.

Thank GerManama_Bahrain
Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place by our homestay. The food was nice though not fantastic, good atmosphere with a Western feel but very expensive in comparison to other places in the area. We had higher expectations and was a little disappointed.

Thank Jophie83
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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

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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
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?