I loved this place the moment I saw the name, Richard aka Stevo told me it’s the only Divers Bar in the area, an apres dive meeting place, linked to Cyprus Diving Centre and the natural add on to every divers heaven, somewhere to have a drink after the dive … but it’s loads more than that … for starters it a Northern Soul Pub, with a really cool Vespa Scooter on display … then it’s like a never-ending Jukebox every night, in fact, if you can name a Track they can’t find you’ll get a free shot! … oh and there’s no plastic straws here, of course!!!
It’s a British Style pub, from the outside all white and lots of doors, really cool signage and some comfy seating to enjoy a drink in the late sunny afternoons and watch the world go by, hanging baskets and signs, inside, pristine, all wood and red brick, spacious with comfy seating over to the right a separate games area, a Bar Football table, a cool pool table, with regular Killer Pool and darts board, and btw, they are just about to start a team … oh and both Pool and Darts have winter leagues, so go ask if you can join the team or maybe add one?
Music & Sports
There’s a DJ Box and Dance floor coz Rich is a DJ and loves his Northern Soul … I love the long brick fireplace, the shelf above displays a selection of books to pick up and read, centre place, a lovely big log burner for those chilly winter nights … and Liverpool shirts and memorabilia everywhere, in fact, they’re the official Liverpool FC Supporters Club for the Ammochostos are in Cyprus … I suppose that’s the only thing that lets this place down 😉 of course there’s 4 large TV Screens showing all the live sports, including Football, Tennis, Darts, Cricket, F1, and Rugby …
Like any traditional British style pub, outback, a spacious Beer Garden with mature trees, Hammocks, bohemian style wooden benches and tables, umbrellas, a BBQ Area and a cool slide for the kids … and btw, it’s a great venue for a birthday or private party, with Rich putting on BBQ’s, lovely spreads or buffets …
I met Stevo when he first arrived in Cyprus, we created all his ID, stationery and signage for his first diving centre and a nicer bloke you couldn’t meet if you can get used to his friendly abuse … No Problem, I love it!!! … I asked him why he launched the Tipsy Turtle and he said: “well we always end up going for a drink after a dive so it was logical” … “it’s somewhere for all us divers to get together and talk about our experiences” and conveniently it’s right next door to the diving centre or left in this case …
Behind the Bar
Lynn’s the awesome barmaid, serving just about every drink you can imagine, your fav spirit, mixers, long drinks, cocktails and on Draught; Carlsberg, Keo, Leon, and Magners Cider and as close to draught as you can get Guinness Surger, that makes your canned Guinness as close as you can get to a pint of black gold from the Green Isle … Several bottled beers including the unusual Kozel from the Czech Republic, fast becoming a pub fav.
aka as Happy Hours are every day from 4 pm to 6 pm and for every Football Match too … when its Buy 2 get 1 Free … Very cool … naturally, the atmosphere in here for the game is awesome!
The food is traditional pub grub, with a twist … in the kitchen head chef, Petra is just the biz, starting with one of the best English Breakfasts I’ve tried in Cyprus, which can be twisted to a Belly Buster … and on that note one of the best Fish & Chips I’ve ever had, some say they rival Dhekelia and Ayios Nik … I love the Tipsy Nachos, extra cheese please, The Divers Pizza a divers fav and the toasties and wraps a lovely snack. my fav the Bacon and Halloumi wrap, I love the Jacket Spuds all fluffy and full of butter and lots of toppings … check out the regular special offers like their Cajun Chicken & Bacon … Mmm!
They serve a traditional Sunday Roast Dinner, with a choice of 3 types of meat, beef, lamb, or chicken, complemented by a selection of roasted Cyprus Potatoes, and seasonal fresh vegetables, Yorkies and delicious gravy … it may be advised to book 😉 …
Attracting an international mix of locals, Brits, Russians and Scandies, and of course tourists, the ambience is very friendly, family orientated, and great fun on a busy night and there’s many of those … including; Pub Quiz Nights every Monday, Northern Soul Nights on the First Saturday of the month … The awesome Gareth is The Ska Man every Saturday Night, and the Gorgeous Mellissa all the way from Atlanta in Georgia … and they’ll find any excuse to party especially, Valentines, Saint Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween, Christmas NYE, and everything in between check out their Videos here
I just have to say that their regular beach clean-ups are a cool idea, Rich and all the crew and local helpers meet up to help keep our beaches clean … oh and Rich goes that little bit further and invites everyone back to the Tipsy Turtle Pub for finger bites and a drink … awesome idea oh and did I mention they only use paper straws here and they recycle everything!
Open all Year
Daily: 9 am ’til Late
Daily: 10 am ’til Midnight
You’ll find them at 13 Aphrodite Street, Pernera … It’s slightly downslope from the Anastasia Hotel and opposite Mojito and next door to Cyprus Diving Centre …
GPS: 35.026953, 34.040844
See map below …
Dive into The Tipsy Turtle, come out Tipsy all over!