jjsint (460) Cambridge, England | September 21, 2016| Updated September 22, 2016
Pleasant British-Isles-esque pub in the shadow of the National Museum. Music-free, which is as rare as it is brilliant. Specialises in UK beer with three cask pumps, St Urho’s is even Cask Marque accredited. So there may be a bit of a ’coals to Newcastle’ element for my fellow British residents. Never mind that though, as there’s plenty to be found from Finland, Germany and Belgium as well. And they serve Finlandia Sahti. Be warned that it’s at the dearer end of the spectrum, even for Helsinki.
St. Urho’s Pub is located about 10/15 minutes walk north of the town centre. It really has the English-style pub/boozer down to a t. It even has a fullers pub sign on the outside. They offer a a decent range of draught beers including numerous cask ales and a fridge full of bottles. We didn’t stay long as it was rather busy in the evening and although they had a decent amount of taps I had actually tried most of the beers before. A decent pub for those who fancy some British beers, but not really for someone who already resides in the aforementioned country.
Classic pub in central Helsinki. Good selection of bottles draughtbeer including 3 different real-ales. Traditional pub atmosphere with good bartenders. Food is quite nice but on the expensive side. Worth a visit!
Decent place at the heart of our capitol. Professional staff and nice atmosphere. The selection is decent, but barely ever changes. Except for the real ale taps, kudos for those. You’ll always find real ESB here. Decent food too. A bit expensive.
A Fullers clone pub not too far from the heart of the city. They have around 20 taps, some interesting and some not so. They have a couple of Fullers real ales too for the real ale fans. There is a good bottled selection of mainly British beers. Great food and super friendly and helpful staff. Well worth the walk from the city.
A nice English-style pub imitation bar near the House of Parliament. Nice and knowledgeable staff, serves food from a restaurant in the same building which is rather nice quality. A bit fancier than regular pub grub, though pizza and others are available as well. Fairly nice selection with a couple of real ale pumps and some nice taps at times. Of note are the annual events like Porter & Stout Days as well as Sahti Days as well as some special stunts as was the twelve presidents of Finland beers with their accompanied dishes that was done throughout 2013.
British-style pub with a fun mix of taps (British, German, Finnish), all in good shape. Decent enough pizza. Perhaps most impressive was our bartender...one of the most friendly, knowledgeable, and generous I’ve ever encountered anywhere, and he spoke extremely fluent English as well. Very pleasant experience all-around.
A quiet pub when I was there in July offering two real ales (Fuller’s and Weston) and nine draft beers, including their Presidenti Olut house beer and Finlandia Sahti. The pub also have a decent food menu, ranging from salads to pizza and steaks. Visited on 2013-07-13.
English-style pub with a number of interesting drafts, including a gem of an ESB made only for them (this was one of the St. Urho’s Presidenttiolut line, so each is a limited run). Ayinger Kellerbier on tap as well, of all things. Very welcoming and talkative bartender with a lot of knowledge and no pretense.