In On The Green

2 Galle Road, Colombo 3

Inn On The Green is well known for it's British Pub-like atmosphere and Pub Quiz .

In On The Green, attached to the Galle Face Hotel is a rather cramped approximation of a British Pub. They have rather mediocre food and expensive drinks with events like pub quiz and open mic nights. If you're looking for a western style pub, the nearby Cheers is probably better.

I went to In On The Green for a long time when Jehan and Navin were hosting the pub quiz there. At that time it was a cramped place with poor acoustics and mediocre food. That quiz has since moved to Barefoot and In hosts their on Wednesdays with the entertaining Dominic Kellar. The place, however, hasn't improved much. It's still dark and now even more cramped that they've divided it into smoking and non-smoking with glass.

The food is an approximation of British Pub Fare, but it seems to suffer from low quality ingredients. On our most recent visit we tried the Beef and Mushroom Pie (Rs. 550) which was essentially a bowl of stewing beef with mashed potatoes on top and some boiled veggies on the side. The beef tasted a bit off and the vegetables were also a bit funny. Also tried a club sandwich, which again suffered from poor ingredients (and terrible fries).

A mug of Lion Lager here is Rs. 475 (a bit high) and you can get pitchers of cocktails for around Rs. 3000, but times have moved on. You can get excellent cocktails up the street at Skky, cheaper beer and better ambiance past Galle Face at The Brewery By O! and a better space down the street at Cheers.

If you're waiting for a table at German Restaurant (across the street) the In may be tolerable, but there are far better options nearby.


They have a bunch of events like Pub Quiz happening over the week, but if you enjoy a game of cards with friends, we suggest you go over the weekend when the crowds are less. Also if you go with six buddies on Monday you can enjoy Happy Hour all night.


2 Galle Road, Colombo 3


Go down the Galle Road, In On The Green is just before the Galle Face Hotel on the sea side. There's limited parking just before.


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Open 12.00 PM - 12.00 AM


British Pub Food

Price Range

Between Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500

Dish Types

Beer Wine Cocktails

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