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“US and European Sports on TV” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Pirates Pub

The Pirates Pub
Ranked #358 of 486 Restaurants in Davao City
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: (82) 305-6471
Manila, Philippines
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“US and European Sports on TV”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2013

Several flat screen TVs available, and the owner has taken the trouble to subscribe to premium channels that include ASN network, and some others for sports. This means that US sports (football, baseball, hockey, basketball) are shown, not just live, but repeated over the week. Not all games, I would say at least 6 US football games are shown a week.

And there are channels with European soccer (footey), and Australian rugby and football as well.

The pool table is popular.

San Miguel on tap, which is hard to find. About 50 pesos a glass. Don't hold high expectations for the food, and you won't be disappointed. They used to have Sunday brunches, I hope they bring that back.

Smoke outside, and watch tv there as well.

An excellent place to meet resident expats, and trade information.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank JamboME
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  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Davao City, Philippines
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

The bar area had a nice selection of whiskeys and spirits. The only beer on tap was San Miguel served in half pint handle measurements. Imported beers and ales in cans. English breakfast was bad: soggy eggs, sausage processed, tasted of cardboard, tomato was green, too much oil on the mushrooms. When does potato and cucumber come to be in an English breakfast? The staff being Filipinos didn't know what fried bread was. The location is miles from anywhere. An american style pool table in an English pub, are you kidding me. Flags on the ceilings, pictures of dogs playing pool and pictures of British naval vessels.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank UK2013443
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Davao
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Meat pies are freshly baked when ordered. Bedding ton, Guiness, etc is poured in a fresh cold glass every time. Yes it's a little hard to find once you get in the subdivision, but worth the extra 27 Pesos (.60 cents) the taxi will take to honestly find.
The property is well. Groomed, pool is clean and wait staff is courteous beyond requirement. The effort to please is apparent. Prices are more than fair. This is a happy place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Steven E
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Victoria, Canada
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125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Cool place, great menu, nice ambience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Description says it all. Cute little british pub with pool table, nice to see pot pies on the menu. Nice little pool outside.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
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2 Thank ccduckie
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Nottingham
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent place to have a drink and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

A good range of drinks are available and the food is excellent. Had the bangers and mash day one, fish and chips day two.

Visited November 2012
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1 Thank PaulB1982
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