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English/Irish Pubs in and around Zurich

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I'm wondering whether you know some good English (or Irish etc) pub in or around Zurich?
I can only think about Big Ben (there's two of them afaik) and Oliver Twist.

Do you know any more? And what do you think about them?
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Re: English Pubs in and around Zurich

you missed Nelson, Paddy Reilly (technically Irish, technically Swiss really).... Lion.....
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Hi there...

I'm wondering whether you know some good English (or Irish etc) pub in or around Zurich?
I can only think about Big Ben (there's two of them afaik) and Oliver Twist.

Do you know any more? And what do you think about them?
Well, theres: the Twist, Nelson, Lion, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Big Ben, Paddy Reilly's, South End.
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Re: English Pubs in and around Zurich

And places in Baden, Winterthur, ...
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Hi there...

I'm wondering whether you know some good English (or Irish etc) pub in or around Zurich?
I can only think about Big Ben (there's two of them afaik) and Oliver Twist.

Do you know any more? And what do you think about them?

Hmmmm I like the oliver twist a lot. The big ben on the niederdorf is a grade A dump second only to the Grabli bar! I think the big ben near EschWys platz is supposed to be good though. You also have Paddy Reillys (wetherspoon wannabe) and the James joyce (never been). Near the Orelli Fussli store just off the bahnhof strasse you also have an english pub called the lion. its nice in there too with good food but more of a "one pint after work and move on" kind of pub.
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Well, theres: the Twist, Nelson, Lion, Bonnie Prince Charlie, Big Ben, Paddy Reilly's, South End.
Would you be so kind as to give me the location of these Pubs? ( I no where the big ben and oliver twist is, but never heard of the others...)
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Re: English Pubs in and around Zurich

Barolino -- SWISS BARGUIDE

nelsons, lady ham's, big ben pub, pad reillys etc etc etc



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Would you be so kind as to give me the location of these Pubs? ( I no where the big ben and oliver twist is, but never heard of the others...)
Twist - off the Niederdorf. Zurich's expat Rugby pub (or at least it used to be? I'm not sure if this has changed)
Big Ben - by the Calypso bar Shite. Then again it's halfway down the Niederdorf, and if you're dying of thirst...
Bonnie Prince - one street up the hill from the Niederdorfstrasse. Horrible decor.
Paddy Reilly's - used to be the Dubs. Gastrointestinal russian roulette. Zurich's most expensive beer outside of "nightclubs", and also Zurich's worst toilets.
Nelson - Zurich's footie (Soccer) bar. Always busy, lots of sport, crunchy floor, badly placed bar, overnight DJ. If you can't pull here at 2am...
Lady Hamiltons - directly above the Nelson. Wooden decor, racist bouncers, fills up later on with locals.
Lion - recently made over. Has a big screen but sport isn't a priority. Nice food (but stingy on eg chips). Has run out of glasses before during big games...
South End - Wollishofen, by the #7 tram terminus.
James Joyce -relocated Irish bar. Target audience must be local bankers and their customers - the decor is pretty dry.

I've also always wondered about the Colonial. It's got an English name, and the decor is suitably shite inside to be an expat bar. The problem is, it's only got swissy beer, and it's very dark. There was apparently a stabbing there last year so the door security is pretty tight. It fills up with local chavs later on.

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Re: English Pubs in and around Zurich

KraBat, save money by not going to those places and take a flight to England or Ireland
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KraBat, save money by not going to those places and take a flight to England or Ireland

Will do so =) September, Bmouth again for 2 weeks =) Oh I'm dying to go there^^
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Re: English Pubs in and around Zurich

Goat&Tricyle and The Porterhouse are the two recommended pubs in my CAMRA guide for Bournemouth. Both on the national inventory as well so interesting architecture to boot.
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Re: English Pubs in and around Zurich

Yeah, I no the porterhouse... but never heard of the other one. There's a lot of so called "student pubs"... which is a pitty imo. You have to no where the "real ones" are^^
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Re: English Pubs in and around Zurich

Contact the local CAMRA branch (East Dorset) and they'll be happy to point you out to a local listing or even a printed guide.
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Will do so!
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Re: English Pubs in and around Zurich

On the subject of English pubs, I found this website on my travels...

http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs...s_Bar/Thatcham

The reviews are true class.
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Re: English Pubs in and around Zurich

Yeah, the Big Ben by EschWys platz is alright if you wanna pay, I think it was CHF 9.20 for a beer. I know going out is expensive in Zürich but over CHF 9 for a pint?

Nelson's does have a fabu happy hour though, CHF 5 for pints from 5pm-8pm.

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Hmmmm I like the oliver twist a lot. The big ben on the niederdorf is a grade A dump second only to the Grabli bar! I think the big ben near EschWys platz is supposed to be good though. You also have Paddy Reillys (wetherspoon wannabe) and the James joyce (never been). Near the Orelli Fussli store just off the bahnhof strasse you also have an english pub called the lion. its nice in there too with good food but more of a "one pint after work and move on" kind of pub.
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Oddly enough I was in the Nelson tonight drinking their 5CHF/500ml Staropramen , and the good cheap beer made up for the hideous surroundings.

The Big Ben is a dive. Try Akt4 or IQ Bar a few doors down at Escher Wyss.

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Yeah, the Big Ben by EschWys platz is alright if you wanna pay, I think it was CHF 9.20 for a beer. I know going out is expensive in Zürich but over CHF 9 for a pint?

Nelson's does have a fabu happy hour though, CHF 5 for pints from 5pm-8pm.
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Re: English Pubs in and around Zurich

Big Ben Pub in Niederdorf isn't so bad guys.
I's not really an ex-pat pub, more Swiss regulars, and passing tourists or businessmen that don't know the city.
It does get pretty crowded at the weekends.
If you want the ex-pat scene and talk english about your jobs, then fine, go to all those other places, but if you don't mind mixing it with the locals, give it a try.

They also do a pretty good St Patricks night with free food (Boiled beef, cabbage and boiled potatoes). Yours truly did 25 Kilo last year.

By the way, I talked with the manager Egon, and he's agreed to sell my bacon on. I dropped off 7 Kilo last night. Egon's a fanatical Scots fan, has a good selection of whiskies, and cigars, oh, and he wears a kilt at the weekend

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Hmmmm I like the oliver twist a lot. The big ben on the niederdorf is a grade A dump second only to the Grabli bar! I think the big ben near EschWys platz is supposed to be good though. You also have Paddy Reillys (wetherspoon wannabe) and the James joyce (never been). Near the Orelli Fussli store just off the bahnhof strasse you also have an english pub called the lion. its nice in there too with good food but more of a "one pint after work and move on" kind of pub.
When I saw the title to this thread, I had a sneaking suspicion that I might find a helpful contribution from Brianb_ie somewhere within!
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Re: English Pubs in and around Zurich

I've been to the South End pub in Wollishofen a couple of times. It's very much a local's pub. The majority of "English" beers are out of cans. Garden bar is nice, in Summer...

For those that are so inclined, on Tuesdays(?) they have all-you-can-eat wings night. I haven't tried it out - I'd rather stay at home and chew tinfoil.
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