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U.N. Irish Pub

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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: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
A nice experience

This place was a nice surprise dor us because we have been inside just to shelter us from the rain, then we had no expectations about this place. We had fun, we have seen programs on television, we met some friends, and the most important we ate well. They make some good starters, cook... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant because it is one of the few places that has a garden location. Overall, we were somewhat disappointed though. The food quantity was ok, but the quality was mediocre and the prices somewhat high for quality and service offered.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I came with a friend who ordered the popular Mashed potatoes on Fish pie (forget the name) and it smelled really good, especially the mashed potatoes. So a few days later I decided I would try something myself. I opted for the chicken pie, kind of shepherd's type pie. The crust was a nice golden brown, and very flakey. The... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

OK, I'm a local and eat here from time to time. See other reviews for detailed write ups for food and service. I'm writing to report the actions of my server last night. I was sitting in the garden area, and when I left, my iPhone dropped out of my bag and fell to the ground. Not realizing this, I... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I have probably been to the UN Irish a dozen times in the past 3-4 years, and I love their Pies, Peas, Mashed Potatoes and gravy. I have to restrict this review to their Pies as that is what I eat when I go there. As the headline says the Food is Great, I keep going back to enjoy great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Came here to watch Wimbledon, has done what places do and become a bit brand confused. Food was ok but not great. Drinks were fine but not special. They would do better to pick a theme and stick to it. Leave Thai food and drink to the Thai people!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The decor was not as tacky as some places, was like a typical pub. Had the bangers and mash which was excellent, Guinness not bad either. Coming from Cornwall I was amazed to see a Cornish pasty on the menu, did not try, looked nice but my only criticism was the crimp ran along the top and not the sides... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This place was a nice surprise dor us because we have been inside just to shelter us from the rain, then we had no expectations about this place. We had fun, we have seen programs on television, we met some friends, and the most important we ate well. They make some good starters, cook international cuisine and Thai, I liked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had an excellent, freshly made, pie here. Very tasty guinness need filing and crisp pastry. My partner had the gammon which was also good. Would strongly recommend eating here.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Decent food. Satellite TV focused on sport. Subscribe for e-mail notifications of events and viewing schedules. Very pleasant and helpful ownership. Centrally located within the moat. Parking lot is about 100 m west.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Nice place for a change if you feel like a fix of western food - the food is quite good and the staff are very friendly and helpful. They definitely make the best mojito in Chiang Mai and that for me is a good reason to go back!

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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, 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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