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Switzerlands best pub

I think it would be good to have a poll to votes for switzerlands best irish / british pub. The best I have come across so far are Pickwicks in Geneva and Luzern with Paddys in Zurich coming a distant third. Any other suggestions?
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Pickwick in Baden
The Great Escape in Lausanne
Ye Olde Penny Farthing in Aarau
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Old 14.10.2011, 16:49
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Spring Brothers in Geneva

Well i practically live there so i cant really say something else
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Anything Irish can only be good!
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Depends.....
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I should have added for Switzerland and pubs.
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I was happy initially to find 'Irish Eyes' in Amrisvil, but the lady from Switzerland who ran it told me all the Irish left in the 1990'. She said her husband was in Ireland, went back when he was there, he did not speak a word of Irish to me. The 3rd time, they still did not recognise us as previous customers. We did not meet any English or Irish customers there. Not been back since.

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In Zurich "Oliver Twist" they say a Big Hi every time you go in and
have lots of sports to watch , the food is OK the beer is good and the patrons are a lot of fun. Pub quiz night on Monday is always full and Sarah always make you feel as if you have just come home.

Then there is McGees, but I think they have the worst food in Zurich.
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Well i practically live there so i cant really say something else
I don't know this bar, but I have been in the other ïrsh pubs in Geneva and they have not impressed me. O'Neills is ok but no more and Mulligans is a dump with one dirty toilet.
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Though it's not an "Irish Pub" by definition it's run by Irish folks- Cafe du Cerf in Neuchatel.
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The Cask and Barrel, Broughton Street, Edinburgh.

You didn't specify it had to be in Switzerland in the OP.

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The Oliver Twist was the base pub of the Zürich Hash House Harriers - very welcoming. Then the management changed in 2010 and they treated us like dirt - a bit rich given the amount of business we were bringing. These days it gets the bargepole treatment.

On the other hand, Devi's bar in Wiedikon may not a faux Irish / Brit pub but the owner welcomes us with open arms and will even be setting runs for us in the near future.

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Home... thats wat i would say
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It is and this adds to the charm of it
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It is and this adds to the charm of it
If dirty toilets turn you on, then I know all the hot spots for your Swiss drinking and (otherwise), travels...
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Not the toilets But i noticed that in every place ive been to the ladies toilets are much cleaner than the guys


Anw what i mean is i much prefer the attitude of a pub than a posh wine bar
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Not the toilets But i noticed that in every place ive been to the ladies toilets are much cleaner than the guys


Anw what i mean is i much prefer the attitude of a pub than a posh wine bar
Perhaps it all comes down to better aiming skills. I can't afford a posh wine bar, so by de facto it's pubs all the way. But I do have to say, in general, the best out of Ireland and England pubs I have been to were in New York or Boston.

And I wish I could find any place remotely like that here!
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Perhaps it all comes down to better aiming skills. I can't afford a posh wine bar, so by de facto it's pubs all the way. But I do have to say, in general, the best out of Ireland and England pubs I have been to were in New York or Boston.

And I wish I could find any place remotely like that here!
8chfs for a Guinness. Ive been told its cheap.
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Ok, it's not cheap. But I can feel more comfortable with 1 franc tip at a pub then a percentage tip at nicely deco'd, with everyone paying attention to my every detail. In a pub, I am like any other Tom Dick and Harry. I might even come off as an ass for giving to high of a tip in a pub.

So that makes the cost of the Guiness v. Amarone pretentious wine more balanced.

In any case, the Guinness does taste like they refile twice the carbonation thru it then a can of coke at the pubs here.
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