There’s two types of people in this world, those who realise there’s a whole world out there ready to discover, and those for whom ignorance truly is bliss. No need to move away, England is great, the weather’s fantastic, the people are always happy and there’s no place on Earth I’d rather be…
There’s no right or wrong here, it’s really whatever works for you. But whether you’re an explorer or a settler by nature, you do have one thing in common, sometimes you really just want to be reminded of home – a moment of nostalgic reflection, or familiarity, and actually just being around people that come from where you do.
So if you’re from the UK, you’re in Bangkok, and you just want an evening or a moment of quintessential Britishness – you’re probably going to want to take a look at The Black Swan English Pub.
The interior is home from home, the staff and owner are friendly and welcoming – as are the punters, you get the full complement of ale and beer you’ve probably been missing, and the good old fashioned English pub grub that nobody overseas ever quite seems to get right.
But what I really want to talk about is the breakfast.
Often, you get the impression that the people who dare named their breakfasts a full English have never been to England, never seen a full English (except in a magazine from the 1970’s), and most certainly have no idea about how to source the correct ingredients for a full English. The Black Swan though, well they have no such problems. I could talk of the delight of tasting succulent sausages, crisp and perfect bacon, real HP Sauce etc.. But there’s really no need to say anything other than: The Best Full English Breakfast In Bangkok. Probably even the best in Thailand.
So for those in need of a bit of Britain in a far away place, and let’s face it, we all need that sometimes, get yourself to The Black Swan. Friendly and warm, all the best aspects of the British pub in a foreign land. When you’ve been once, you’ll probably go back, and when you go back, you’ll be remembered.
Because, as they say, sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, The Black Swan, Bangkok…