UN Irish Pub & Restaurant


Located in the heart of the Old Town, a genuine pub with all that a pub should have, and a few extras!

With 2 beer gardens, a guesthouse and its own bakery, situated next door, across the Soi.

Draught beers and ciders on tap, a menu with Western and Thai pub grub, served in Western-size portions.

Plus 4 large TV screens in separated areas, 2 upstairs, 2 down, accommodating for all sports that you may wish to see, and all air-conned, when required.

The UN Irish, originally The Irish Pub in Chiang Mai, has been a premier meeting place for folk of all nationalities, ex-pats and tourists since 1992.

As well as hosting a pub quiz every Thursday, live music in high season, the pub sponsors a number of local sporting bodies including Rugby and Cricket sides.

Explore our website to find out more about what's on offer at the UN Irish!

The UN Irish Pub was originally established in August 1992 by Rosemary O'Connell (from County Monaghan) and her husband Daeng Putthawiteree (from Chiang-Mai).

Opening as The Crusty Loaf Bakery it quickly developed into a restaurant specializing in Western food, a local meeting place and a venue to come and meet new and old friends, usually over a few drinks.

When the licensing laws (yes, they existed even back then) required that premises selling alcohol advertise as such, Daeng put up a chalkboard saying The Irish Pub.

In 1998, Rosemary returned to Ireland as she wished her children to have an Irish education. Daeng remained but brought a new partner into the business, an Australian - Alexander (Sandy) Cullen.

In 2001, after 9 years, Daeng left to open up a new establishment. Since then various owners from various nationalities (including German, Karen, English, Thai, Australian and Kiwi) have been involved with the running of the business. As none of these folk have been Irish, it was decided in 2003 (over a few drinks) to add the United Nations to the name, thus giving the establishment the full name of The United Nations Irish Pub, Restaurant, and Crusty Loaf bakery, or The UN Irish Pub for short.

25 years on, Sandy and his Thai wife Boom are still the major partners, with other partners from Australia, Thailand, and the Netherlands. The intentions of the pub throughout have always remained the same. i.e. to provide a relaxed Western / Thai atmosphere with quality food and drinks at a reasonable cost.

We hope you enjoy it!

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Emma C. Moulton

"UN Irish Pub & Restaurant has been my favourite spot for Guinness, sports & people-watching! (Lovely garden & upstairs and The best Guinness pours in Chiangmai I’d say) The staff and managers are super friendly and they do really good food for both Thai and western! Massive fun during St. Paddy’s that’s for sure!!"

Alexander Fortuna

"Great pub with affordable prices. It's very cozy, they have tables in the garden, and live music sometimes. Drinks are inexpensive, choice is fine. They also have food menu but I never tried any food here, so can't say anything about it. This pub is a good place to meet up with friends, in my opinion"

Mark O'Brien

"Have been coming here for years for Breakfast and dinner. The full Irish breakfast is fantastic and their main dishes are delicious too. Good pub atmosphere and the staff are quite witty. Would definitely recommend this place to someone who wants some western food and a few pints. Plenty of screens to watch all the sports too."

Taran Persaud

"High quality food with vegetarian choices, a superb bean burger, plus the bakery section with pies, pizzas, fresh bread to take away. Cold Guinness and other decent beers. Massive garden area ideal for groups and live music! Friendly Staff and prompt service. Reasonably priced accommodation."

Christopher M

"Possibly the best Irish pub in Thailand. The owner, Sandy, is an absolute legend - a genuine delight to talk with. I've been coming here for many years, every time I visit Chiang Mai. They've recently connected the tiny backyard to link with the accommodation so there's a wide open space that opens. Perfect for large outdoor functions."


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