The Sportsman

The Sportsman Pub and Restaurant

Pattaya Dining Guide are fortunate to bring to our readers the best eateries around Pattaya, and in this blog we look at The Sportsman Pub and Restaurant in the center of town.

Based around the typical British pub you can find The Sportsman just off the main Beach Road on Soi 13.

Many people head down to The Sportsman to catch their favourite team playing sport live and to partake of some really good home cooked pub grub. The star attraction for many years has been the Sunday carvery / lunch served between 12:30 and 20:30.

Sunday Lunch

One of the most famous Sunday Lunches is Pattaya, and because it is so popular the carvery is extended past lunchtime in the evening.

For a value for money 425 baht, patrons have a choice of two soups, five roasted joints of meat, steak and kidney pie and all the trimmings. The ingredients are all top quality and of the finest ingredients. If you feel like cooking at home, then the Sportsman own their own outside catering business and will be happy to sell you a joint.

The Big Breakfast

Almost as famous as the Sunday Lunch, the Sportsman also offers a Pattaya tradition which is the magnificent All Day Breakfast where for under 200 baht a tasty plate of double fried egg, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, beans, toast and tea or coffee will be served freshly cooked to order.

A La Carte

The full menu at the Sportsman is a key element to its continued success, it combines the classic western classics such as ribs, burgers, and tacos with some British pub favourites. We have already mentioned the breakfast, and to compliment it is traditional fish and chips, signature British pies and believe it or not Chicken Tikka Masala.

Thai Food

Many expats are accompanied by their Thai other halves who enjoy the authentic Thai dishes that the Sportsman serves up. There is of course all the favourites as well as some surprises that are cooked to perfection with authentic ingredients by Thai chefs.

Curry Dishes

As well as Chicken Tikka Masala, the pub offers great Anglo / Indian dishes. Starters include vegetable samosas, chicken samosas, onion bhajis and tikki spicy potato cakes. There are five main dishes to select from, Tikka Masala, Madras, Korma, Vindaloo and Jalfrezi just pick if you want chicken, beef, lamb or prawn to go with the sauce.


Keeping with the tradition of great British pub grub the Sportsman has an array of English puddings to finish your meal and other great desserts. Featuring, homemade bread and butter pudding, strawberry jam sponge pudding, blueberry sponge, apple pie and custard and of course melt in your mouth apple crumble.

So if you are down in the town and fancy a real English bite to eat there is really only one place to go, the Sportsman Pub.