Felt at home as soon as I entered this one.Dark wooden interior, maybe more British than in UK. 20 taps including some ciders. Very service minded bartender at my visit, and he had 4 Finnish beers on tap, the rest was a good mix of UK beers, amongst them Siren and Redchurch. No music played during my visit,buzz from people drinking and chatting was enough to fill the room with athmosphere, recommended place.
I have a soft spot for this place. Not the greatest selection. Staff are fine. However I just like the atmosphere. Quiet conversations, people playing games, reading books. Unpretentious. The sort of pub I’ll happily while away a couple of hours.
Another english- style pub. Looks old. Feels old. Smells old. Lively in the evening. Lost my whole day beer notes to the toilet pot. Found them from the same place. Not ruined. Great success! Found Anna and mjs here. I think somebody fell asleep, not sure. Goddards!
I feel like Frodo looking in Galadriel’s mirror: "things that were, and things that are, and things that yet may be". Must visit again!
Very nice place with at least two constantly changing real ales on tap. The staff varies from very knowledgeable to just basic skills, but usually they are pretty friendly. The beer selection is not the greatest, but pleasantly different from other (chain) beer houses in the central area of Helsinki.
Clean, and dark, quite spacious. Like a sophisticated English pub, but without the yuppies. Cask ales, rotating regularly, but alas the selection isn’t fantastic. Or at least it wasn’t until about 2012, but their bottled selection is now as good as almost any other oluthuone apart from Kaisla. Real ale always on tip-top condition, the cellarman really knows how to treat a delicate product.
One of the oldest (if not the oldest) English- style pub in Helsinki, near the Kamppi shopping center. This is definitely a place better enjoyed in the winter, as the interior is pretty dark, murky, with darts and boardgames to keep you entertained. The service will vary depending on the mood of the bartender, and the standard selection is not that wide. But with a couple of real-ale taps, and a good history of importing top-class bottles from different places, it is one of my favorite beer pubs in this city.
One out of handful of places with real ale casks in Helsinki. Pretty nice English style bar, apparently has history of 35 years. Apart from the real ales, the selection mostly has things that are very common everywhere. Food consists mostly of mediocre toasts and peanuts.