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Pubs across Florida

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ATTENTION FLORIDA PUBOWNERS:   If you wish to sell your existing pub, send query to publisher@britishflorida.com 
On subject line put  ” Sell Florida Brit pub.”     

RE PUBS IN FLORIDA.   Phone each pub direct for directions and to ask if they show English football, rugby or cricket. We are not mind-readers, so pubowners email us updates otherwise this list is as current as it can be, since British pubs in Florida change/close often. Irish Pubs:   We only list some Irish pubs, because unlike British pubs, there are hundreds in Florida, authentic Irish-run and the fake American wannabe-Irish.   We maintain the only complete database on every British pub in Florida since 1991.  The pile of pub files in the British Bureau office marked CLOSED is now 3 feet high, since we started keeping records in 1991.  It takes far more than a British accent to run a successful pub! The ones that folded have often been run by Brits with little business acumen or background, just the romantic notion of owning a pub.  Another frequent reason for closure is British pub-owners selling the place on to Americans with well-meaning intentions but not qualified to maintain it as a truly British pub. Once it ceases being authentic, which can be done even in Florida, the British customers go elsewhere as do the many Americans seeking a pub like the ones they’ve enjoyed in England.  BUSINESS MARKETING NOTE:   Keeping your pub AUTHENTICALLY BRITISH is the key to keeping the doors open in Florida. —-PK

LIST OF FLORIDA PUBS BELOW.   NOTE TO BRITISH PUBOWNERS :  Email any updates/openings/closings to  publisher@britishflorida.com   Must sign email with your name and daytime phone for verification.  On subject line put:  Pubs page update.

  • BOCA RATON  Lion and Eagle [561] 447-7707.  British owner Rob Allen
  • BOCA RATON  English Tap and Beer Garden [561] 544-8000  not really a pub so phone to ask before you go.  
  • BOCA RATON  Boca Muse Irish Pub [561] 367-1133 Irish owner Dean Darmody. Shows English football. 
  • BOCA RATON:   The Wishing Well Irish Pub (561) 750-5208. Many British customers and shows UK football/rugby. 
  • BOCA RATON The Dubliner Irish Pub [561] 620-2540 a modern pub serving super pubgrub and authetic Irish.
  • BRANDON  Fox and Hounds Pub [813] 438-8913 British owner Tracey Adelhouser
  • BOCA RATON   The Irishman Pub [561] 368-1129 Popular with local Brits.  
  • CAPTIVA ISLAND [west Florida] The Mucky Duck English style pub [239] 472-3434
  • CARROLLWOOD [west Florida] Tilted Kilt Pub [813] 265-4900 shows English Premier League matches. American-owned franchise
    with Scottish theme. .   
  • CLEARWATER Tilted Kilt Pub [727] 724-6177 shows English Premier League matches. American-owned franchise with Scottish theme.. 
  •  CLEARWATER Clancy’s Pub–NOT a British pub but shows all the English premier league so Brits gather there to watch it. American owner Linda Clancy.  
  •  CLEARWATER Grindhouse Bar and Grill [727] 726-5577 British owner Michelle Gibbons. Not a British pub but British-American menu.
  • CLERMONT  The British Stage Door Pub (863) 424-8056 British owners Alan, Linda and Jason Scott. CLOSED DOWN June 2016. 
  • CLERMONT  Devenneys Pub  [352] 432-3925  English and Irish owners.
  • COCOA The Dog and Bone British Pub [321] 636-2828 British owner Simon Wells
  • DAVENPORT  The Shamrock Pub and Grill [863] 424-4242 Full of Brits & Irish with good pubgrub menu.  English owner Mark Pearson. Shows rugby and English football.
  • DAVIE [west Ft.Lauderdale] Chocolate Moose Cafe. This is British-owned music cafe/piano bar/live jazz bar NOT a pub. Serves wine/beer/coffees/teas. Tel. [954] 651-4086. English owner Caroline Ammundsen.
  • DEBARY  O’Leary’s Irish Pub [386] 668-7741, great for premier league soccer matches with always a few English and Irish lads in there at weekends to watch.
  • DELRAY Beach Blue Anchor Pub English owner Lee Harrison. Tel. (561) 272-7272
  •  DUNEDIN The Cricketer’s Pub (727) 736-1322
  • FT. LAUDERDALE Fox And Hounds English owner Guy Hutcheson  (954) 491-8869  Shows World Cup matches woth lots of Engand fans] and English Premier League season. 
  • FT. LAUDERDALE [west in Davie]  SEABREEZE BAR and GRILL [754] 206-2900   Not a pub per se shows all the English Premier League soccer and has a British owner Neil Walter.  Pop in and see for yourself.
  • FT. LAUDERDALE  [Dania Beach] Bad Boys of England [954] 922-5722 [was called King’s Head pub until 2013] Closed down April 2016, after 22 years–sad. Was a personal favourite of mine with GREAT home-coked British pubgrub.    
  •  FT. LAUDERDALE Maguire’s Hill Irish Pub [954] 764-4453 Long-established, authentic and popular with local Brits
    and Irish.
  • FT. LAUDERDALE Briny Riverfront Irish Pub [954] 376-4742 Irish owner Mike Brennan
  • FT. LAUDERDALE [west] in Sunrise King’s Head Pub [954] 572-5933
  • FT. LAUDERDALE  WAXY O’CONNORS Irish Pub. [954] 525-9299 huge expats [Brits/Irish/Aussies] gathering place, shows English football + international Rugby. 
  •  FT. LAUDERDALE [west of 95] The Field [954] 964-5979 is a fabulous Irish pub beloved by local Brits, especially me–PK .  
  • FT. LAUDERDALE. British-owned bar/restaurant  called 101 Ocean. [954] 776-8101
  • FT. MYERS Cactus Jack bar-restaurant [239] 652-5787. British owners Paul and Jane Thursfield.  Shows English premiership soccer games and full British Breakfast on Saturday mornings.  
  • FT. MYERS  Ballyorney Irish pub [239] 628-1444 authentic and popular with local Brits and Irish. 
  •  FT. MYERS  United Cafe Bar and bistro [239] 362-1831 British owners and meeting place for the local British Club.
  •  HOLLYWOOD Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub [954] 921-2317 Irish owner Mark Rowe. Brits gather there to watch English Premier League and World Cup.
  • HOLLYWOOD Harrisons Wine Bar [954] 922-0074 British owner Richard Duncan.
  • HUDSON [west Florida]….Brits Pub and Eatery 727] 378-8508 British owners Alan and Maizie Gold 
  •  GAINESVILLE The Queen’s Arms [352] 378-0721 Shows UK football.  Ask for English manager Jenny.
  •  INDIAN ROCKS BEACH The Red Lion Pub   [727] 596-5411
  •  KISSIMMEE [Disney]-Inside the Epcot Center   The Rose and Crown Pub [407] 939-3463
  • KISSIMMEE Fawlty Towers Pub [407] 397-7778. 
  • KISSIMMEE Fox and Hounds English owners Jan /Erica Huet [407] 847-9927
  •  KISSIMMEE Fish and Chips and Beyond Restaurant. [Call to see if they serve alcohol. British owner [407] 396-7888
  •  LAKE WORTH  Brogues Irish Pub [561] 585-1885
  • MIAMI Seven Dials Gastropub in Miami [786] 542-1603 Coral Gables area.  British import beers and food items like authentic English cheeses. Ask for British owner Andrew Gilbert, an ex-Londoner!  
  • MIAMI  Churchill’s Pub  [305] 757-1807. 

    Beloved British owner of 35 years David Daniels sold the pub to an American businessman in May 2014, so don’t know how British it still is. Call pub to see if they still show Premier League and International Rugby.  Jim Green is a British co-owner last I heard.

  • MIAMI BEACH Spring Brother’s Irish Pub [786] 534-9006
  • MIAMI downtown Fado’s Irish pub [786] 924-0972. Authentic Irish-owned, shows English football, World Cup matches  & International rugby.
  • MIAMI [downtown] PUB ONE [305] 579-9229 British co-owner Colin Savage.  No food served [because smoking allowed there] or UK sports but it’s a spacious new bar, a downtowners local for drinks till 5 am. 
  • MIAMI [south] TITANIC BREWERY [305] 667-2537.  Not British-owned but a super little pubby place, with British draught and bottled beers, pubgrub, popular with local Brits.   
  • MIAMI [South]  IRISH TIMES  PUB [305] 667-4116. Authentic Irish pub,  popular with Brits and Irish.  Shows English football and international rugby.    Irish owner David Higgins.
  • MIAMI [Kendall] The Irish Tavern [305] 382-1516 
  • MIAMI BEACH-South Beach] Playwright’s Irish Pub [305] 534-0667 full of English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh customers. Watch English football/rugby internationals here. 
  • MIAMI John Martin’s Irish Pub and Restaurant. Irish owner Martin Lynch. [305] 445-3777
  • MOUNT DORA The Magical Meat Boutique Pub [352] 729-6911 authentic British owned pub with British customers, pubgrub we love,  and Brit owner Phil Barnard on premises. 
  • NAPLES The English Pub [239] 775-3727 Closed in July 2015 after 30 years–sad.
  • NAPLES The Pub [239] 594-2748 [British-theme pub part of American-owned chain]
  • NEWPORT RICHEY  Cricketer’s Arms [727] 372-3011
  • ORLANDO  Bull and Bush American owner Susan Altman (407) 896-7546
  • ORLANDO  [Altamonte Springs]  St. Andrews Tavern.  [407] 788-1866   British owner Nick Walker. 
  • ORLANDO The Orlando Brewing Company [407] 872-1117  Popular with Brits because they have many imported UK beers.
  • ORLANDO   Harp and Celt Irish Pub  (407) 481-2927 Shows live soccer–English/Irish cuisine.
  • ORLANDO   The Pub  [407] 352-2305  British-theme pub part of American-owned chain, but has British dishes and beers.
  • ORLANDO-[Sanford] Emerald Hen Irish Pub. (407) 620-8548 Major Brit hangout because trainee UK pilots socialise there. Boddies and Stella on tap. 
  •  ORLANDO The George and Dragon Pub  Tel. [407] 351-3578 
  • ORLANDO [Lake Buena Vista] Frankie O’Farrell’s Irish pub [407] 238-1003 with Irish owner shows the English Premier League and has British customers. 
  • ORLANDO World of Beers [407] 355-3315  Popular hangout with local Brits because they have beers from the UK.   
  • PALM BEACH [NORTH] Spider Murphys Irish pub with Irish owners. Serves English pubgrub. [561] 842-0835 
  • PALM BEACH [Wellington] Bull McCabe’s Irish pub [561] 557-1190. Destination pub popular with local British and Irish expats. Authentic home-made pub grub and live entertainment. 
  • PEMBROKE PINES The Pub Pembroke  [954] 430-4230 [British-theme pub, part of an American-owned chain ].  England fans gather there to watch World Cup and shows English Premier League season.  
  • PENSACOLA   McGuire’s, award-winning Irish pub [850] 433-6789
  • POMPANO BEACH King’s Head Pub [754] 222-8671 This opened January 2015 with same owner as the King’s Head in Sunrise 
  • PORT ST. LUCIE Shindig Irish Pub [772] 785-6202   Authentic with delicious home-cooked Irish dishes.
  • PUNTA GORDA The Icehouse Pub [941] 575-0866 American name and owner but British staff/customers and shows UK soccer and rugby.
  • PUNTA GORDA Celtic Ray Pub [941] 916-9115 British owner Kevin Doyle. 
  •  ST. AUGUSTINE  King’s Head Pub [904] 823-9787. British owner Anne  Dyke 
  • ST. AUGUSTINE    Prince of Wales Pub  [904] 810-5725.
  •  ST. AUGUSTINE The British Pub  [904] 810-5111 English owner David Renwick 
  • ST. PETERSBURG    Horse and Jockey Pub  [727] 345-4995
  • ST. PETERSBURG    Queen’s Head Eurobar Pub [727] 498-8584 British co-owners Darren Conner and Paul Smith.
  • ST. PETERSBURG    Moon under the Water [727] 896-1631. British owners Alan /Suzanne Lucas.
  •  ST.PETERSBURG Three Birds Tavern [727] 895-2049 
  • SARASOTA  FL 34242   Old Salty Dog Pub One British manager Simon Clarke [941] 349-0158
  • SARASOTA FL 34236   Old Salty Dog Pub Two [941] 388-4311
  • SARASOTA Shakespeare’s Pub [941] 364-5938
  •  SARASOTA Champions Pub British owner Tony Middlemiss [941] 927-7686
  •  SARASOTA [Lakewood Ranches] A Scottish restaurant with bar called Macallisters. British owners Malcom and Karen Ronney. Tel. [941] 359-2424
  •  SARASOTA   The White Horse Pub  [941] 358-1353 British owner Fay. Voted Number One pub in Sarasota. 
  • SEMINOLE London Bus Pub [727] 873-3882
  • TAMPA Mad Dogs and Englishman. English owners Wilton and Hugo Morley [813] 832-3037
  • TAMPA New Scotland Yard Tee Leeson [813] 249-4920
  • TAMPA The Dog’s Bollocks  [813] 764-4509.   Has British beers and great British decor but phone pub to see if they serve food.
  •  TAMPA  Yeoman’s Cask and Lion British Pub [813] 224-9367.  Some British pubgrub and shows the English Premier League.
  •  TITUSVILLE  The Shamrock and Thistle Pub [321] 567-4911  Brit owners Debbie and Andy Palmer
  •  VENICE The British Open Pub [941] 492-9227 Scottish owner Graham Muncie 

   BRITISH BANGERS…the nearest thing to UK sausages you’ll find in Florida.  Utterly delicious and supplied to many British and Irish pubs around Florida, they are home made by Murvest Foods in Ft.Lauderdale, owned by John Murphy [Irish] and wife Sylvia [Australian].  You can buy them yourself to enjoy at home–from their premises in Ft. Lauderdale.   Delight your dinner party guests with classic Bangers and Mash and onion gravy. You have to buy a case but they go fast, freeze well and I give some as presents to British friends.  Go in person to pick them up from Murvest’s Ft.Lauderdale premises.  Call Murvest  [954] 772-6440 for prices and pickup times.   Make sure to ask for the British Bangers [they do other types of sausages, pates, Irish bacon and yummy foods too]. Tell them Patricia sent you.–PK

ALSO:  Are you a Scotch lover?  Join the Scotch Whisky Society of South Florida:  Local events, tastings and current information about the real golden liquid from Scotland over here!  Call the Society office in Ft. Lauderdale [954] 749-2440 for details and to be put their email list.      

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