The Best British Pub in Japan - Beers, Ales, Ciders, and Food!

Full Monty British Pub & Cider House

Nothing quenches Japan’s summer heat like a pint of beer, but cider could arguably be better. And nobody knows or does cider better in Japan than Clive and Kae Poole at their Full Monty British Pub & Cider House in Yokohama, where they serve a plethora different ciders from at least three different countries--that's in addition to their 12 taps of draught beer!

Cider, or “hard cider” as it’s called in some countries, is a fermented alcoholic beverage made from fruit juice, usually apple juice. Its taste varies from expectantly fruity to refreshingly dry and even complex and smoky; ABVs (Alcohol By Volume) range from 2% to 8.5% or more.

I make no secret of my fondness for Full Monty. I used to live within walking distance and visited nearly every day. Now that I live much farther away, I still make weekly pilgrimages to one of my favourite places on earth. With so much on tap and in the fridge, and an eye-boggling menu of stellar British fare, it’s easy to understand why Full Monty has so many loyal customers. If you like homemade pies, bangers and mash, fish and chips, and curries - you're missing out if you've not ever been there.

So get out to the Full Monty as fast as you can (closed Mondays) and discover for yourself the ambrosial world of cider. If you don't know where to start, just ask to Clive guide you on a drinking journey you won’t soon forget!

And remember to tell them Lee sent you!


Full Monty British Pub & Cider House
Yokohama-shi, Naka-ku, Fukutomichonishidori 41 Kitahara Biru 102
(Less than a five minute walk from Keihin Keikyu Hinodecho Station)

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by Former Deep Japan Writer

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