Pubs in Florence

English, Irish and Scottish Pubs in Florence

The fact that you will find such a long list of English, Irish and Scottish pubs in in Florence is because Italians absolutely love them. Pubs are the new rage and have been for a least ten years. It is not only the Italians that enjoy the pubs though and these haunts are also a great favourite with the tourists and students who have made Florence their temporary home town. Below you can find our first choice in pubs in Florence – English Irish, Scottish and even an Australian pub. Don’t expect to find an identical experience to that you may find in the UK, but do expect to have a good time.

The Chequers
Via della Scala, 7r
Tel: 055 287588
Opening Hours: 18-02:30

One of the best English Pubs in Florence: excellent beer, perfect English-style furnishings! Very close to the historical square of Santa Maria Novella and a good place to reconcile your desire for a beer with your thirst for culture! The Chequers offers excellent Scottish beers, Weiss und Straropamen beers. Many young travellers from all around the world come here to sample the goods. In the background, the big-screen TV will feature anything from European football to American basketball.

The Joshua Tree
Via della Scala 41
Opening Hours: 4pm-1am

A great deal smaller then The Chequers, this pub is altogether darker with U2 reminders scattered about the place. It attracts a young crowd, especially foreigners looking for a small reminder of home. Happy hour stretches from 4pm to 9pm.

The William
Via Magliabechi 7r
Tel: 055 246 9800
Opening Hours: 6pm-2am

This is a loud English-style pub but it has found quite a following among young Florentines in search of a pint of ale, rather than the English in search of six. It is close to Piazza Santa Croce and has a very good selection of classical beer. Here you can even listen good music and eat something in true English tradition.

The Old Stove
Via Pellicceria, 2r
Tel: 055 284640

One of the best haunts in Florence for a good Guinness. The problem is that inside there is very little space so you’ll probably be forced to drink your beer just outside on the stairs of the beautiful buildings next door.

Via Faenza, 27r
Tel: 055 293049

If you think, like us, that everyday is a lovely day for a Guinness, you can’t miss this pub with traditional furnishings, balanced price list and a darts board.

The Lion’s Fountain
Borgo degli Albizi, 34/r
Tel: 055 2344412

In this Irish pub you’ll find an excellent selection of good Irish beers, Guinness, Kilkenny, and Harp among others. The pub is popular amongst Florentines and visitors and the atmosphere inside is very good. Important international sporting events can be seen on satellite-TV and there is a patio area for music and snacks.

Tartan Jock
Via dei Tintori 41r
Tel: 055 247 83 05
Opening Hours: 6pm-2am

This place is really worth a visit: the Scottish-style interior is spot on, with prices higher than average but if you are a real conoisseur of Scottish beers you must absolutely go there!

James Joyce
Piazza Francesco Ferrucci
Tel: 055 658 0856

Thanks to its big coachyard, this is the perfect place to spend your summer nights! Even in wintertime you can spend a great evening here and it is a grand place for pre-dinner drinks.

JJ’s Cathedral Irish pub
Piazza del Duomo

JJ’s Cathedral is a very narrow but neverthless lovely traditional Irish Pub serving up a good range of beers and other spirits. Its unique selling point is that it has an amazing view over the Duomo, Florence’s impressive cathedral. Also very romantic for those warm Florentine evenings with a good old pint of beer!

Robin Hood’s Tavern
Via dell ‘Oriuolo 58r
Tel: 055 24 45 79
Opening Hours: noon-2am Sunday to Thursday, noon-3am Friday & Saturday

A real English pub with Tennents. Simple furnishing, good music, exellent beer and Thursday is ‘ladies night’. Robin Hoods is not crowded and is perfect for a quiet evening out. Satellite TV for international sport events.

Fiddler’s Elbow
Piazza Santa Maria Novella

This pub is one of the most popular in Florence being very close to the railway station and surrounded by many low cost hotels. The Fiddlers is an Irish Oasis in the middle of a very crowded and chaotic district. Popular with tourists and foreigner students and workers.

Kikuya Pub
Via de’ Benci 43r
Tel: 055 234 4879
Opening Hours: 7pm-3am

The cocktails in Kikuya are unusually generous. You can also hear live music here occasionally. The bar has been around for ages and although it invites a predominantly foreign crowd, it at least avoids the overtly UK-style pub atmosphere. If you get hungry the staff can provide you with corn crisps and two sauces. Happy hour is 7pm to 10pm.

Via de’ Benci 19r
Opening Hours: 10pm-5am September to May

The Lochness requires a small one-off membership fee.

La Rotonda
Via il Prato 10-16
Tel: 055 265 4644
Opening Hours: 7.30pm-1am

This spacious two story pub is part pub, part music bar, sometimes with live music. It is spacious, the choice of beer is impressive and there are simple snacks on offer. The crowd is largely Italian and there are many students.

The Gate Pub
Borgo San Frediano 102r
Tel: 055 295 181
Opening Hours: 8pm-2am

Right at the south end of the Oltrarno this is a pleasant, low-key example of the British pub in Florence serving good beer and noted for its lively atmosphere.

Red Garter
Via dei Benci

This pub, located very closely to Santa Croce square was the first English Pubs in Florence. It’s definitely one of the most popular among the foreign student community in the city and if you are looking for a lively, action-filled evening this is the pub for you.

Australian Pub,
Borgo Santa Croce 31/r
Tel: 055 244901

Australian beers and wines, grilled ostrich meat and kangaroo steaks offers you a uniquely Australian experience in the midst of Florence.

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Commenti (3) | March 1, 2010

3 Responses to “Pubs in Florence”

  1. Ted Says:
    April 13th, 2012 at 10:37

    Do not go to THE GATE PUB is the worst room in Florence:
    - Do not speak English
    - It ‘s expensive and have inferior products
    - It s ‘dirt
    - The staff is very rude

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