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“My Homeplace...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mr. Pickwick Pub

Mr. Pickwick Pub
Steinenvorstadt 13, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 281 86 87
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Ranked #78 of 454 Restaurants in Basel
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Quick Bites, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to, " the place where people meet" and "the oldest pub in town". Two great reasons to visit us. We offer great quality pub food, English & Irish beers on tap and much more. Our staff strive to offer an authentic pub atmosphere to ensure our guests feel at home. We hope to see you soon!
Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“My Homeplace...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

A fantastic Place anytime of the Year. Home to me since a few Years now. Very friendly and helpful Bar Staff. Tasty English Breakfast on a Sunday with a Football Game on the Big Screen. Nice to sit outside in Summer. Ale (Boddingtons, London Pride) and Cider (Magners) from the Cask. Always great Nights with other Regulars.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Basel, Switzerland
1 review
“Great place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Great place, Most regulars are quite nice people! Staff is great! Great things are done for St. Andrews, and Burn's night (Free haggis, tatties and neeps), also Beer and British cheese tasting on St. Georges! Bitterballen on (Dutch) Koninginnedag (Or should i put in Koningsdag now? ;-)
I'm a regular myself and to be found there at some days of the week!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Basel, CH
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not only a pub and not only for expats!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Pickwick's in Basel goes far beyond what you'd expect from a gastro pub or expat-style pub, they really involve themselves with their community and their customers.
As well as showing ALL major sporting events - and they have a tech set-up which can show multiple sports on multiple channels - they do decent food which reflects not only Brit-trad style but with a local bent too.
Further, as they know their customers will be critical of their traditional favourites, it's of a great quality and made with care from the finest ingredients. They even do themed nights like haggis, tatties and neeps for Robert Burns' Day. Class.
Tables outside mean you can sit and watch the world go by and since it's in a pedestrian zone there's no traffic to annoy you.
Welcoming and engaged staff and lots of activities throughout the year make this one of the best places in Basel for entertainment.
The final proof: an expat pub that's popular with the locals. What more could you ask?

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
“Home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

A fantastic bar in a fantastic location, friendly and competent staff as well as friendly regulars. And they show the cricket - what more could you possibly want?

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Stopped off at Mr. Pickwick for a pre-dinner drink and as it was a warm evening, we were able to sit outside which was very pleasant. It was busy and there was a good atmosphere. Good choice of beers including British. Did not try the food but what we saw being served at tables close to us looked delicious. Mr. Pickwick even sells Walker's crisps!!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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