The Sportsman Pub & Restaurant

The Sportsman Pub & Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Mon
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tue
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wed
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thu
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Fri
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sat
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$0.00 – $13.00
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
Established on Valentine's Day in 1997, is Pattaya's best venue for great food and a huge selection of all your favourite beers, spirits and wines. Enjoy a true British pub atmosphere. All the major sporting events are shown on our large screen plasma TVs. There is a free slate bed pool table for our customers. We also host regular Golf Tournaments. Every Thursday is our popular quiz night. Please explore the website to discover some of the great things that await you here at the Sportsman.
PRICE RANGE
$0.00 – $13.00
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Sports bars
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles970 reviews
Excellent
584
Very good
270
Average
76
Poor
16
Terrible
24
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

AndreaSinyorini
Pattaya1019 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 family
Only here I can get this, a massive amount of quality meat, make my plate as I like it, refill it as many times as I want, and only pay 395 baht for it. Lamb, Ham, Beef, sausages, and onion gravy of excellent quality, and as I've already said, in massive quantity. A carnivor dream, vegetables should be banned on sundays. Fantastic carvery, the best.
Written October 4, 2020
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John Southend
Many thanks for taking the time to support local businesses and make a review it is much appreciated
Written January 24, 2021
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TomOrr
Kanchanaburi77 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Some time ago I posted on a local forum, asking where in Pattaya I could get a good Beef Rendang. Surprisingly The Sportsman replied they sometimes put it on as a special, and indeed they did, perfectly timed for my week over New Year in Pattaya. It did not disappoint, just spicy enough and perfectly slow cooked till tender. The portion was huge and came with 3 samosas and rice and I had to give in half-way through, which was sad but for a lunchtime visit, it was just too much for me. Wife had a Full Engish breakfast and scoffed the lot. Everything hot which is sometimes not the case in some other places. It would be a bit pretentious to think they put the special on just for me, but either way I am happy they did so! Service with a smile (a rarity nowadays) and a nice relaxed ambience. Next trip I will definitely re-visit, as the menu had some great choices.
Written January 8, 2020
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DartfordDarren
hi many thanks for the review (and I did put it on after seeing your comment, its one of my favorites too)
Written January 26, 2020
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L8987YEdavidh
Luzon33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
The Sunday Brunch is epic....so much great fresh food. Real roast joints of fresh quality meats, great choices of vegetables, mashed & roasties, Yorkshires, 2 superb soups with garlic croutons that are the best. The whole menu is always very good, try the full monty at breakfast as well!
Written March 16, 2020
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DartfordDarren
Many thanks for the review
Written May 15, 2020
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Greg B
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
English pub offering an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet on Friday evening. A Thai girl approaches me in the street to offer me a 10% discount on the buffet. I did not know, I let myself be tempted. Once at the table when I started to eat, she forced me to order a drink, because as I have a reduction I must buy a drink. Not normal. It must be said before. It is not expensive, 249 bath for the buffet. But the food is prepared in advance, the pizza is not great, the pasta and sauces are not great either. It is not expensive, but it is not very good. In addition the waitresses are not friendly, not a smile, a disappointment. Otherwise the place is nice, it's an English pub, probably the food is good if you don't have the buffet, but that doesn't make me want to come back, I prefer to pay a pizza 150 bath in another place and eat a good pizza than eat as much as i want if it is not good. I will not come back.
Written February 21, 2020
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DartfordDarren
our apologies for your experience , we do have a one drink minimum on the all you can eat pizza pasta and salad buffet , that can of course be a water or soft drink
Written February 22, 2020
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Gee A
Halifax4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
In my opinion the best pub in Pattaya! I have eaten many times in the restaurant where the food is consistently top notch, both Thai & western fayre always good sized portions, filling, well presented & tasty every time. The staff really look after you, keep you safe during these difficult times, ensuring social distancing is taking place which of course isn't easy but they manage to do it with a cheerful smile. I particularly like the Sunday carvery, very good value for money & much more choice than other places. This will be my home during the Euros for sure, highly recommended.
Written June 11, 2021
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John Southend
thanks for the review it is much appreciated
Written March 22, 2022
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Bill
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
I have been going to Sportsman since 2014 and the VISA services are the best along with their fish and chips. I am going there now for a pint of Guinness and fish and chips. Their breakfast omelet is also a favorite of mine and chicken caesar salad. Soon to try ribs and lamb.
Written January 27, 2020
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DartfordDarren
many thanks for your review it is great to hear from our customers
Written January 27, 2020
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ALMCR
Aberdeenshire34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 none
My first time in this establishment despite visiting Pattaya for over 40 years. Fairly typical sports bar in Pattaya. Decided to visit for the Friday night pizza and pasta buffet. Food was typical British version of Italian food. Seasoning could have been better and pizza bases were quite hard. Staff were pleasant and efficient. They kept the pizza, pasta etc topped up. My main issue was the lack of use of face masks by customers visiting the buffet. Yes, plastic gloves were provided and used, but apart from myself and fellow diner no one, except staff, wore a face covering whilst at the buffet, during my visit. Quite poor under current health rules. My view is face masks should be used whenever a person moves about in a restaurant and that is fairly common in other restaurants I’ve visited recently. No attempt was made to enforce this in The Sportsman. I doubt I would return.
Written December 3, 2021
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John Southend
hi sorry we cannot force customers to wear face masks , as you state the staff complied but its very hard for us physically make customers to put on masks
Written March 22, 2022
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CinCinBali
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
Had breakfast and Sunday carvery here. The breakfast was great with the black pudding being the stand-out ingredient. The carvery was magnificent, more choice of excellent meats than any small carvery I have been to. 2 Hams, 2 beef, chicken, stuffed chicken with bacon, lamb and pork …. Not to forget a wonderful bonus steak and kidney pie. The choice of accompaniments was also wide and excellent, brussel sprouts included a first in Asia for me and I have been here for decades! The sauces and gravies were all there too making it perfect. Oh and I nearly forgot the massive, delicious yorkshires. With eat as much as you want and dessert the Carvery was excellent value and authentic British grub in a English pub setting, highly recommended if you are in Pattaya, a must do.
Written June 12, 2022
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Gary094
Newcastle2281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 friends
Located in soi 13 .pattaya between 2nd rd and beach road The Sunday roast is one of best feeds I ever had All u can eat for 450b. 5 meats. Soups. Vegetables Friendly staff Will definitely go again
Written May 18, 2022
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Robbie J
Bedford72 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
We were looking for a traditional dinner to enjoy on Christmas Day. I therefore did a bit of research and the Sportsman kept popping up so after looking at the reviews it seemed to be the obvious choice. I booked a table via the website and received a prompt response from Dave confirming the booking. Myself and my partner arrived at the bar on Christmas Day and were taken to our table. The staff were extremely friendly and hospitable. The meal was excellent, there was a crabmeat starter followed by a traditional Christmas dinner with Turkey, ham and all the trimmings. The dessert was a toffee sponge which again hit the spot. All in all it was excellent value for money and I would certainly recommend it to all my friends. We enjoyed it that much we returned for the Sunday carvery a few weeks later and again it was excellent. It was a bit chaotic in the bar because it is so popular but they found us a table within a few minutes. We ordered the Sunday carvery and was initially told there was very little meat left, the waitress told us to go and see if it was okay, we did and there was still plenty so we decided to go ahead. I couldn’t fault a single thing about the food on the buffet, it was all delicious, especially the roast potatoes and beef gravy. At 495 baht it was also great value for money. I have to add that you also have a choice of soups to start and dessert but we didn’t have these because the buffet was so big. Dave and his team do an amazing job, thank you all for your hospitality.
Written January 8, 2023
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Patrick
Chonburi826 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 solo
I heard a lot of good things about this restaurant but never made it here. Went for the Sunday roast but it was busy and I opted to sit at the bar and eat there. The lady server took my order for chili and I waited and waited. After 30 minutes I ordered a second beer and waited and waited. I thought they can’t be that busy after I finished my second beer and it was now over 1 hour. I asked one of the waitresses to check my order and it was not even in the system. Naturally unhappy I spoke to the manager who I watched for over the hour and he seemed really on the ball, was dealing with a lot. He asked who took my order I said I did not know he said I will check the cctv and follow up. I was not going to wait again for another order to go through so I left hungry and unhappy. It would have been good if he said take something from the carvery and have a beer. I am not on the hunt for freebies but when things go wrong offer something, even small. Now I am an unhappy patron who if everything was good I would return regularly. Will not return.
Written August 14, 2022
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John Southend
Dear Patrick, I'm very sorry that you had this bad experience at The sportsman. Please let me introduce myself, my name is Dave and I am the owner of The Sportsman. Unfortunately, I was not in the restaurant last Sunday and have, in fact just returned from the UK. I have spoken with Darren, who was looking after things for me whilst away and he has also explained what happen. I'm sorry but it was a simple case of the waitress forgetting to process the order and also forgetting that you had ordered. I have spoken to the waitress responsible and she apologises for her mistake. I also understand you are not happy that the situation was not dealt with correctly and I also apologise for that. If you would like to drop me a quick message through the website with your contact details I would like to give you a call to see if this issue can be rectified. Best regards Dave
Written August 18, 2022
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Tim64
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 solo
Found this lovely British pub in Pattaya by chance and am so glad that i did. The full English breakfast is absolutely superb, so good i went back for another one the next day and the all that you can eat carvery is top notch. They also do some real ales, I had a couple of pints of old speckled hen which was a welcome change to the chang beer that I've been drinking while over here. Also i would like to say that Dave the owner is extremely welcoming and gave me some good advice on where to go while I was in Pattaya. Again tremendous little bar and will definitely be visiting again if i ever go back to Pattaya
Written December 7, 2022
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Chris T
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 friends
Unfortunately a very rude barmaid. I kindly asked for no spice in my meal and they said no problem. It was covered in chillis, no problem, so i let them know and was told to eat it "shouldnt have come to thailand if not eat spicey food." And then she asked "if i was a baby?" She walked off then after the embarrassment had settled she came back (seeing i was annoyed) to ask if she could fix it. No i said. Ate a bit then left sorely angry. Thanks Nid
Written January 21, 2023
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David S
Sorry about your experience at our establishment, the said barmaid should of fixed your problem straight away instead of giving you a cheeky comment. We obviously do not condone her attitude and she should of accepted your complaint and fixed the problem without any comments.
Written February 17, 2023
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SpottyTourist
Bromley228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 friends
Just had the Sunday roast. I am a regular when I am in Thailand. The food is brilliant and the price is cheap for what you get. You don't get this quality of Sunday roast (all you can eat) anywhere else. The price is now 395 including desert, down from 450 due to Covid. The owner is very hands on. The business is well run. Try the ribs. They are the best in Pattaya and only 290 baht.
Written June 28, 2020
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DartfordDarren
many thanks its great to hear from our customers
Written July 26, 2020
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Chris A
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
My first visit was ok for a meal in the evening. It was a decent burger & chips, my friend had a thai meal which she said was ok. The owner came over & asked if everything was ok for us. No complaints. My next visit was for a full English breakfast. The 1 sausage was cheap nasty & not cooked properly the black pudding was missing. The bubble & squeak was cold as was the coffee. The staff didn't seem to be at all organised. The owner needs to kick some ar-e.
Written February 16, 2023
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David S
Sorry about your recent experience at our establishment, we have looked into our breakfast sausages and think we have corrected the complaint about the tasting of them. We also realize that the description of our English breakfast is followed by a picture of The Sportsman breakfast which has black pudding included, we will rectify this next time we make new menus. As for the bubble being cold there is no excuse and can only say sorry and hope that you would try us again so that we can try and make up for our mistakes.
Written February 17, 2023
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