With the number of bars, cafés and restaurants in Pattaya running into the thousands, there is bound to be something to suit even the most discerning of tastes. A perennial favourite is the Pig & Whistle on Soi 7 off Beach Road. This quintessential British inn looks as though it has been plucked from the English countryside and dropped straight into the middle of Pattaya’s busiest bar precinct.
The décor at the Pig & Whistle is all dark wood and memorabilia from back home. There is a good selection of bottled and draught beers with the obligatory Guinness tap very much in evidence. The wholesome English fare served here has won legions of fans. The Thai food can be hit and miss, but then you wouldn’t normally try and order Thai specialities at a pub in the UK.
The menu has rotating daily specials with beef stews and fish and chips all making appearances. The grand finale of the specials is a gargantuan Sunday roast with beef or pork, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and vegetables served with thick gravy. The all-day breakfast features homemade bacon and sausages.
For those who like to be in the thick of things, the Pig & Whistle’s rooms are a great option. The rooms are spacious and boast en-suite bathrooms, cable television, safes and refrigerators. This 1Stop Pattaya pub guide gives a rundown of what to expect from a night out on the town.