You can’t beat a bit of pub grub. All the best bars and pubs across the British Isles conjure up a traditional blend of local favorites, alongside a sprinkling of Italian and Indian dishes, which have become honorary presidents of the British cuisine scene. Those of you in Pattaya who are seeking some of the best quality British-style food need to visit the aptly names Punch & Judy Pattaya just off Thepprasit Road Soi 8.
As an Englishman, some might say I am supremely qualified to talk about the nuances that combine together to create a classic British Restaurant/Pub/Bar, and you would be correct. I have visited enough in my time, allowing me to quickly assimilate what I see before my eyes, separating the divine from the dives in a nanosecond. The one British Restaurant/Pub that always sticks out in my mind is The Punch & Judy Pub, located on Soi 8 off Thepprasit Road in the heart of the action.
So, “what does make a classic British Pub/Restaurant?” I hear you ask. Please see below to find out all the factors at Punch and Judy that combine to make the perfect home away from home in Pattaya.
The moment you set foot in the Punch & Judy Pub, you are greeted by an air-conditioned and dark-wood-laden interior that really embodies that classic-style English pub. With a pool table and lots of flat-screen TVs showcasing all the major sporting events across the world, you could be in any pub in England. It makes me feel really at home. A new awning is being constructed at the front of the building with fans and lighting to make dining outside more enjoyable, which is coming soon, so keep an eye out. The Punch is also amidst a back-room makeover as work is starting on 6 new rooms in the next few weeks including one apartment, a family size room and 4 double rooms all with bathrooms/showers and double beds.
An instrumental part of an English pub’s success is the quality of their food, or as we call it in Blighty, pub-grub. Punch & Judy has the finest selection of English food imaginable, with amazing English Breakfasts starting from as little as 99 THB, delicious Traditional Sunday Roasts and Daily specials (see menu below) that include pasta days, homemade Indian curries, traditional fish and chips, and much more. Everything you would find in an English pub is here and awaiting you at Punch & Judy. There are some great new additions coming soon for the menu such as an English style Curry to complement Saturday’s Indian Masala day, alongside new Indian snack menu items also on the way.
Draught beers are also an intricate part of an English pub, and this is where most pubs in Pattaya fail. Punch & Judy has one of the largest selection of draught beers in Pattaya with brands such as Magners, Boddingtons, Guinness, Old Speckled Hen, Stella, Heineken, Tiger and
Fosters. Stowfords is also back on the menu in the form of cans, as well as Magners and Thatchers of course.
As you can see, the Punch & Judy is the quintessential English Pub/Bar/Restaurant in Pattaya, perfect for those seeking a local, a home away from home in the heart of Pattaya.
Daily Specials Board
Monday – Bangers n Mash – 2 Cumberland pork sausages served on mashed potatoes with red wine and onion gravy, served with vegetables – B 170
Tuesday – Pasta Day – Choose between two Pasta dishes; Chicken Bake with homemade tomato, cheese and basil sauce or Spaghetti and Meat Balls – B 210
Wednesday – Grab a Burger ‘n’ Beer for just B150. A 200grm Burger and cold San Miguel
Thursday – Irish Stew. Succulent pieces of lamb braised and cooked with vegetables served with crusty bread
Friday – Traditional Friday Fish n Chips, served with mushy peas and tartar sauce – B 199
Saturday – Homemade Masala Curry served with Pilaf rice, Poppadums, homemade fresh Chipati, Chutney and Mint sauce / English Chinese Curry with egg fried rice and hand cut chips – B210
Sunday – Roast Dinners served all day and night. Choose from Lamb, Beef, Pork or Chicken or a Trio a choice of any three types of meat from B280 – B310
Punch & Judy Pub
Address: 62/191 Soi 8 Moo 10, Nongprue Banglamung, Chon Buri 20150, Thailand
Phone: +66 38 413 255 or +66 8 4870 3846 (Rob’s Mobile)