THE IRISH ROVER IS NOW PERMANENTLY CLOSED.
The Irish Rover is a charming and typical Irish pub located just off the road to Krabi Town in Ao Nang’s southern part, a mere 100m from the beach. Under Irish management, this long-established venue has gathered all the usual and necessary elements of an Emerald Isle traditional ale house: elegant rustic décor, a good selection of draught beers and ciders, and footie on the television.
Its pub grub is also an important part in the success and longevity of The Irish Rover and the food served up here is up to scratch for any Irish or Brit holidaymaker, or, for that matter anyone who wants to discover the real McCoy of Irish cuisine and the mixture of Gaelic, Thai, and international clientele is the proof of the pudding.
The Irish pub’s décor has been well thought out to reconstruct the atmosphere of a genuine rustic Irish watering-hole with white roughcast walls, dark wooden beams and furnishing, brownish tiled flooring, nicely framed traditional humourous or advertising illustrations hanging on the walls, a darts board, and a pool table at the back of the place, all making it at the same time cozy and somehow timeless. Two tables are set in front of the pub for al fresco drinking and dining.
Major football and other sport events are broadcast at the Irish Rover, and live acoustic music is performed from Monday to Friday from 21:00 onward. The band is Thai and counts four talented musicians (bass, bongos, guitar/vocals, and cajon box) who perform Irish and British folk classics.
The Irish Rover’s menu states clearly: “when ordering your meal please use the number next to each item to save confusion” – the fact is that despite being under foreign management, the level of spoken English is rather poor amongst the staff (it may be just an excuse, but so many different nationalities with different accents spending time here can easily create misunderstandings).
As for food, all the usual pub favourites are in the menu: pies with mashed potato, peas and gravy at 200 baht, Ploughman’s lunch (Cheddar cheese, pickled onion, smoked ham, Branston pickle, salad, and roll with butter) at 200 baht, beef stew at 290 baht, and much more. The usual sandwiches are served with tangy coleslaw (bacon & cheese sandwich at 100 baht) and burgers are served with French fries (classic burger at 220 baht) as well as a selection of Thai favourites (fried rice with chicken at 90 baht, shrimp in chili and basil sauce at 120 baht, just to name a few) are also in the menu.
The drinks list features all the usual suspects with soft drinks, cocktails (20 cocktails available from Bloody Mary at 160 baht to Dublin Doubler at 180 baht), spirits and liquors. Draught beers and ciders are traditionally the best sellers in any pub, and The Irish Rover has enough choice to satisfy the thirstiest patrons: a pint of Guinness is 230 baht (other available draught beers are Tiger, Chang and Leo) and Magners Irish cider is 240 baht.
The Irish Rover
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – late
- Location: just off the road to Krabi Town in Ao Nang’s southern part, a mere 100m from the beach.
- Tel: +66 (0)75 637607