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24-24/1 Ratchawithi Road, Sriphum, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
+66 53 214 554
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9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: HE U.N. IRISH PUB was originally established in August 1992 by Rosemary...
HE U.N. IRISH PUB was originally established in August 1992 by Rosemary O'Connell (from County Monaghan) and her husband Daeng Putthawiteree (from Chiang Mai). Opening as The Crusty Loaf Bakery it quickly developed into a restaurant specializing in Western food and a local venue to come and meet new and old friends, usually over a few drinks. When licensing laws (yes they do exist) required that premises selling alcohol advertise as such, Daeng put up a chalkboard saying The Irish Pub. In 1998, Rosemary returned to Ireland as she wished her children to have an Irish education. Daeng remained but brought a new partner into the business, an Australian - Alexander (Sandy) Cullen. In 2001, after 9 years, Daeng left to open a new establishment. Since then, various owners from various nationalities (including German, Karen, English, Thai, Australian and Kiwi) have been involved with the running of the business. As none of these folk have been Irish, it was decided in 2003 (over a few drinks) to add The United Nations to the name, thus giving the establishment the full name of The United Nations Irish Pub, Restaurant and Crusty Loaf Bakery, or The U.N. Irish Pub for short. The current partners are Australian, Thai and Kiwi but the intentions of the pub remain the same, that is, to provide a casual Western/Thai atmosphere with good food and drinks at a reasonable cost.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great option for sports

Visited here a few times whilst in Chiang Mai for 2 weeks to catch up on sport. The setup is good. There are two floors both with separate sheduled sports being shown. Check out the white board before you settle down to make sure you are in the right area. The atmosphere is friendly and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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Bangkok, Thailand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place is the best sports pub in CM, and has a great bakery attached. It also happens to do the best breakfast as well. Nice to sit outside or upstairs on a balcony early in the morning when it is quiet. If you are going for a large sporting event get there early because it will be completely packed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Just because sometimes you really need to find a little bit of comfort food and environment. The U.N. Irish Pub is most excellent for it's imported beer offerings and sports on the tele. And now they have their own bakery next door, so their bread is made fresh daily. Added bonus!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The bread was good but the rest of the breakfast was okay. My husband ordered pancakes and they were kids sized, so that was not nice. The bacon seemed as if it wasn't cooked all the way through. I ordered eggs, toast and bacon. The toast and the eggs were great, bacon again wasn't cooked well. The ambiance was nice... More 

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anna bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We needed to press the reset button on our digestive system after 11 days of (delicious) Thai food. I ordered the steak and onion pie with bubble and squeak and my wife ordered the rump steak with vegetables. The food really hit the spot and we left feeling that coming here was the right decision.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Visited here a few times whilst in Chiang Mai for 2 weeks to catch up on sport. The setup is good. There are two floors both with separate sheduled sports being shown. Check out the white board before you settle down to make sure you are in the right area. The atmosphere is friendly and the drinks are priced fairly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Went there for breakfast. Was ok, but the portions were very small. Nothing like the pictures. Was set on big breakfast, though. Had to order more. And it was quite expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Whilst staying outside Chiang Mai we found the UN Irish Pub.They had two bottled British beers and Magners Cider, draft Guiness and lager. The Irish Stew is to die for. My wife had a quiche and said that, that was excellent as well. The staff were also very friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Ordered a pie & some beef dish for lunch and they came out well done. Very satisfied with the food though priced for foreigners. No aircond on a hot afternoon but got used to it. Service could be better when it comes to attentiveness & service. They were grumbling over 1 foreigner who asked for a fan to be switched... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

In the years we have been going to Chiang Mai we make a point of going to the UN Irish Pub especially on a Thursday night to enjoy taking part in its quiz night. The quiz, run by Greg, is great fun and one of the best we’ve come across. Most of the teams are made up of expats but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I concur with previous reviews about the food and service, the staff work hard and the food is great for what it is, a pub. I love the pies and burgers and the Thai food is excellent as well, and I find it a great place to meet up with people for a few drinks and a good feed. But... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24-24/1 Ratchawithi Road, Sriphum, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 53 214 554

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Irish, Bar, Bakeries, Thai, Pub

Description

HE U.N. IRISH PUB was originally established in August 1992 by Rosemary O'Connell (from County Monaghan) and her husband Daeng Putthawiteree (from Chiang Mai). Opening as The Crusty Loaf Bakery it quickly developed into a restaurant specializing in Western food and a local venue to come and meet new and old friends, usually over a few drinks. When licensing laws (yes they do exist) required that premises selling alcohol advertise as such, Daeng put up a chalkboard saying The Irish Pub. In 1998, Rosemary returned to Ireland as she wished her children to have an Irish education. Daeng remained but brought a new partner into the business, an Australian - Alexander (Sandy) Cullen. In 2001, after 9 years, Daeng left to open a new establishment. Since then, various owners from various nationalities (including German, Karen, English, Thai, Australian and Kiwi) have been involved with the running of the business. As none of these folk have been Irish, it was decided in 2003 (over a few drinks) to add The United Nations to the name, thus giving the establishment the full name of The United Nations Irish Pub, Restaurant and Crusty Loaf Bakery, or The U.N. Irish Pub for short. The current partners are Australian, Thai and Kiwi but the intentions of the pub remain the same, that is, to provide a casual Western/Thai atmosphere with good food and drinks at a reasonable cost.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am

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