Situated in Soi 13, between Beach Road and Second Road, the Sportsman Pub and Restaurant has become an institution in Pattaya. Opened in 1997, the emphasis is on traditional and home-cooked English pub fare with all the trimmings. A recipient of Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, the Sportsman prides itself on a welcoming and all-embracing atmosphere which includes all live sporting events on seven big screens, weekly golf tournaments, a Thursday quiz with rollover bonuses, and regular Five Star visa trips to the Cambodian border. Not to mention the friendliness of the staff, which has become a byword for true hospitality.

The Sportsman is run by Dave Bowers, whose connections with Thailand go back 25 years. A true British entrepreneur and golfing enthusiast, Dave started off selling Balinese batik at a flea market in the south of Thailand before opening beer bars on Walking Street and then opening his current business.

The Sportsman prides itself on a welcoming and all-embracing atmosphereDave

“Our aim is simply to create the style of an English pub in Thailand’s most popular seaside resort,” says Dave. “The rest is really history.”

Quick Facts

  • Established 1997 on Valentines Day
  • Thursday Night is Quiz Night
  • Food served from 7am to 1:30am
  • Bowmans Pies are made here
  • Sportsman provide outside catering for many events.