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  • The Pub Chiang Mai – Bar, Restaurant Café
  • The Pub Guesthouse Accommodation – Resort style bungalow rooms
  • Excellent Location on Huay Kaew Rd by Nimmanhaemin Rd
  • Opposite Maya Mall and adjacent to Eastin Hotel and Think Park
  • Cool Draught Beers – International and Thai Menus
  • Beer Garden, Coffee Shop and Sports Bar with Pool Table
  • Traditional Olde English Pub Bar and Modern Restaurant
  • Best Restaurant in Chiang Mai for British Pub Food
  • Available for special parties and events

The Pub Chiang Mai – History

The Pub – A piece of Chiang Mai History

Since the first landlord, Mike Tinker, there has been a succession of international Mine Hosts, from South Africa to Argentina and currently from UK in the shape of Grahame Quinn and his wife Tong (below). Both have been running The Pub since 2004 during which time it has gone from strength to strength

In 1969 the building which is now The Pub was initially intended to be a library, but ended up as a popular watering hole for the local tobacco dealers, many of South African origin. Although not quite the first expat bar in Chiang Mai, Gymkhana Club has that distinction, it is certainly the first pub, hence the name, ‘The Pub’. As there was only one it didn’t need any other name.

This description remains as valid now as it did then, the old creaking timbers are witness to fascinating tales of business ventures, intrigue, and local gossip supplied by expatriates, travelling people and in days gone-by, the world’s tobacco buyers who used to converge and converse around the intimate dark wood bar.

A traditional hostlery in a modern world

Rincome crossroads and NimmanArea around 1969

Rincome crossroads and NimmanArea around 1970. Large building is the Amari Rincome Hotel

Back when it first opened in 1969 the area surrounding The Pub was fields and the roads not much more than tracks. It is now un-recognisable with the Maya Mall, Tan Eastin Hotel and the many condominiums that have sprung up in the surroundings.

Yet despite being on the doorstep of Chiang Mai’s most modern neighbourhood, The Pub has stuck to tradition and remains an oasis of tranquility in the modern city. For visitors interested in the modern chic center of town The Pub’s Bungalows are now the perfect place to stay.

Newsweek: One of the World’s best bars

In 1986 The Pub was visited by the writer Eric Goodman who was writing an article for the Newsweek magazine on the world’s best bars. In the Article he wrote: “If the comfort of an English Pub appeals to you, then when visiting northern Thailand you must lounge around The Pub, an elegant British drinking room with a very Thai touch.”

The Pub Chiang Mai in newsweek - Worlds Best Bars

The Pub Chiang Mai - old drawing The Pub Chiang Mai - Since 1969

Contact The Pub

Click here to send us an email or call us on: +66 (0)53 211 550

The Pub, 189 Huay Kaew Road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand.

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Private Events and Parties

The Pub is available for Private events, parties, meetings, weddings etc. Services include full catering service and event organisation Read More

Latest news from The Pub

  • September Newsletter

    September at The Pub in Chiang Mai, all the latest events with lots of sport on TV, gentlemen’s club and the Monday Night Quiz

  • August Newsletter

    All the news of what’s going on down The Pub in August including Gentlemen, quizzes and sports with football and the olympics

  • July Newsletter

    This month starts with a barbecue to help Americans celebrate 4th of July. Sport on TV includes Formula 1 Wimbledon, Cricket and Horse Racing

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