As one of the most established expat neighbourhoods in Bangkok, Sukhumvit is home to some of the very best British pubs and restaurants Thailand has to offer.
Whether you’re looking for pints, pork scratchings, portly punters or years’ old Premier League games on repeat, Sukhumvit always delivers.
Usually found with a ‘punny’ name and the occasional Union Jack swinging from the rafters, the British eateries and watering holes are not particularly hard to find in this corner of town.
Here’s a round-up of our favourites for your delectation…
The Royal Oak
The Royal Oak is a popular British drinking hole huddled halfway down Soi 33/1.
It is a proud home to some of the finest pies in Bangkok.
Check out the Lamb and Rosemary, or the Steak and Stilton. Both mouthwatering dishes.
In fact, why not go the whole hog and have three dinners? The Atlantic Salmon is unmissable too.
Thursday sees ‘Ladies Night’ in full swing with free flow Chang, Mojitos and Vodka & Cokes to women punters.
Sorry, gents; you’ll have to pay.
There’s also a cracking pub quiz every Wednesday.
The Robin Hood
A legendary pub also on Soi 33/1, opposite Emporium.
The Robin Hood has been looking after the expat locals for well over a decade and, just like the Royal Oak, has a great British/Thai menu offering up stellar versions of the classics.
Happy Hour runs from 4-7pm every day with select draught and bottled beers at 50% off.
Stay here long enough and you are guaranteed some fantastic people-watching opportunities.
The Queen Vic
This Soi 23 bar and restaurant provides a welcome respite from the neon blitz of Soi Cowboy directly opposite.
As well as an interior that looks more English than an actual pub in England, the menu is a compilation of British culinary staples:
Cottage Pie, Bubble & Squeak, Bangers and Mash, Full English… we could go on.
The Black Swan
A wood panelled two-storey British pub offering a rapid departure from the humming Asoke intersection just outside.
Happy Hour runs from 2pm to 7pm, making for a somewhat Annoyed Girlfriend sat back at home.
Check out the Tower Burger…
This bad boy is billed as ‘The Tallest Burger in Bangkok’.
A fine accolade.
We’re not going to dispute that, but how are we supposed to actually eat it?
Answers on a postcard, please Bangkok!
A vast two-storey bar on Soi 13, kitted out with pool tables, dart boards, foosball and GoldenTee.
Upstairs is like stumbling into your local Walkabout back in England — the tables are buzzing with testosterone whenever a big game is on screen.
Giant HD projectors pump out Sky Sports, BT, ITV and BBC channels throughout the day.
There’s even live streams of Soccer AM for the die-hards.
A lively and famous Soi 4 watering hole that caters specifically to sports fans.
You’ll find plenty of screens for the game, plus pool tables and a jukebox stacked with over 10,000 hits. That’s a lot of Wonderwall coming your way…
Drinks start as cheap as 75 baht per bottle.
Another sports bar and restaurant popular with Brits on Soi 23.
This is a cosy pub with a friendly atmosphere; generally more laid back than the heaving establishments around Soi 33/1 and Nana.
Buried in the basement of the Landmark Hotel, the Huntsman serves up a legendary roast buffet every Sunday.
At first glance, you could mistake this for a gigantic Wetherspoons amid the gentle hum of chatter and glasses clinking.
Unlike Spoons, however, the Huntsman has regular live music.
Oh, and did we mention?
The food is from another planet.
A loud and proud ‘British Boozer’ in the heart of Soi 4. This place has been drawing in the punters since 1988.
It’s attached to a guesthouse for those who want to drink in the Soi 4 debauchery without worrying about finding a bed to crash in.
The Jools’ photo galleries describe this place much better than we can with words.
The Pickled Liver
A comfortable British pub on Soi 7/1, affectionately named after the ill-fated organ of legendary United winger, George Best.
Here you’ll find regular sports on TV, classics on the menu, friendly staff — and a slightly more casual vibe than what you might expect across the road on the throbbing Soi 4.
Fish & Ship
It doesn’t get much more British than a quick stop for fish and chips.
Unfortunately, chippies are one of the rarer finds on Sukhumvit. This small restaurant on Soi 23 fills the void, albeit with a distinctly Thai fusion of alternative dishes.
A traditional British restaurant serving homemade pies, sausage rolls, cornish pasties, and more.
London Pie has its own shop where you can pick up some staple British groceries, like an almighty clump of Red Leicester, some Cumberland sausages, or…
…Delicious homemade crumpets.
They also deliver a convenient Full English breakfast* via Food Panda, which may come in very handy if you feel obliged to tick off all of the establishments above in one evening.
*Includes actual bacon and sausages.
Have we missed your favourite? Let us know which bar or restaurant you’d recommend for an authentic British experience…