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About The Pub Chiang Mai

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.

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

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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.

Latest news from The Pub

  • April newsletter

    It’s April and the dreaded Sonkran is here again. As usual we will be a safe haven with no guns allowed. Easter is late with Good Friday the 18th (special fish dishes),Easter Sunday the 20th (Turkey Dinner) and Easter Monday the 21st (Little Bunny Rabbit Stew)

  • March Newsletter

    Greetings everyone.

    Happy St. David’s Day for the 1st and happy St. Paddies for the 17th. Dot will be doing the quiz on the 17th so expect it to be a bit Irish. I am still looking for people to set a couple of quizzes this month. If you fancy it let me know.

    Gentlemen’s [...]

  • February Newsletter

    Thanks to everyone for a great January. The pub has a new website: www.thepubchiangmai.com check it out for all the latest information. Events in February include Superbowl, 6 nations Rugby, a Northern Soul Disco for Valentines and our tenth anniversary running THE PUB

  • January Newsletter

    Happy New Year. Hope you are managing to keep warm. We have been doing a roaring trade in Irish coffees.

  • December Newsletter

    THE PUB’s Christmas do will be the 25th this year with a 3 course meal for 799 baht

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