I popped into catch up with with Rich aka Panch at The Kennedy Pub and Restaurant which sits proudly on the sunny side of Kapparis Avenue in Kapparis. It’s a traditional British style pub attracting a mixture of locals who love the place and visitors who want to join in the family atmosphere, there’s something happening here every night and with an absolutely awesome chef in the kitchen that serves some of the best pub grub in town!, hmm just wait ’til you see Pennie’s Yorkies 😉
It’s a big wide pub, spacious, comfy seating, with a huge half covered terrace so you can enjoy lunch or an ice cool pint or a glass of wine in the afternoon sun, watch a bit of TV, maybe rack up a few frames of pool, and there’s Free WIFI too!
Much of the reason this place is so good, is down to Head Chef Pennie in the kitchen … it’s traditionally British with an International twist and awesome hospitality … Panch, Pennie, Diane and Sue will all give you a genuine warm welcome and always serve you with a smile. tbh, they’ve been here for years and they’re an awesome team to watch at full flow!
Open from 10 am, kicking off the day with a good old Big English Breakfast for only €5.00 or a lovely idea is the small breakfast for only €3.50, brilliant!, or delicious Toasties, my fav is the Bacon and Cheese … Mmm! … oh, and the Hash Browns are just Mmm!!!
Bangers and Mash . Chicken Curry . Mild Chilli Con Carne . Pitta Pockets . Beef Stew . Huge Chops . Home Made Pies . Moussaka . Beef Stroganoff . Fish & Chips or or just for a change try their unique ‘Roast Salad’, hmm ??? … and all meals can be downsized for the kids if they don’t fancy chicken nuggets again, brilliant!!!
As if the menu isn’t varied enough, there’s ‘Daily Specials’ so you’ll never get fed up, or you will in this case, the portions are generous to say the least, omg!
Head Chef Pennie is famous for her Sunday Roast, so much so they come from miles around to join them for lunch every Sunday … can’t make it Sunday?, don’t worry it’s now available every day, but its advisable to book on Sundays btw to avoid disappointment!, oh btw you just have to try one of Pennie’s home made Giant Yorkshire Puddings, all I can say is WOW !
3 Hours Happy
Monday to Saturday, between 3 pm and 6 pm it’s time for Happy Hours, when local beers on draught and John Smiths and Strongbow are only €2.00 a pint … and Buy one get one free on spirits … and the cocktails are only €2.50 … so make sure you get there early to enjoy an extra drink or two, or 4 😉
Kennedy Pub has been here as long as I can remember, but my good friend and landlord, Richard, aka Pancho, coming from the West Midlands, has introduced a few really cool ideas … stuff like Free Pool on Friday with two cool Pool Tables, just keep racking them up … hmm, that’s gotta be very Cool Pool !!!
A purpose built stage sits to the left, so everyone can see the band, and there’s regular live music, Karaoke and Quizzes on Thursday afternoons … plus 9 Big Screen TV’s showing all the Live Sports including the footie with up to 3 games shown simultaneously and there’s Darts and Backgammon aka Tavli boards of course, perfect in the afternoon sun out front!
With two pro pool tables and two pool teams that play at the pub every Monday night, who btw, won the league last year and it’s looking like they’ll win it again this year … The Ladies 8 Ball Pool is on Wednesday nights …
Sunday’s it’s Money Bingo with cash prizes and snowballs and lots of fun on the free Fun Quiz
Tuesday’s from 8 pm its Big Money Bingo with snowballs regularly hitting 4 figures so get there early coz it’s eyes down from 8.30 pm
Thursday’s it’s Pub Quiz Time which starts at 4 pm, so round up a few mates and get those brain cells working as there are cash prizes for the best team! €2 each, up to 6 contestants per team, with delicious free snacks available! … there’s extra little games in between the rounds too, things like Sticky 13 is fun, Play Your Cards Right, and Stand Up Bingo, brilliant!
Friday’s and Saturday’s is when it all happens, with various Live Entertainment Acts including the best Tribute Acts, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to have a great night! oh and when they finally let us dance in pub, make sure you get up and have a little boogie! … oh and check out their €5 Meal Deal on Saturday’s … Check out their Videos here
€7 Meal Deals
On Fridays and Wednesdays to accompany the ambience Panch offers a crazy Meal deal … it’s a Meal, Wine or a Beer for only €7, things like Sword Fish, Scampi & Crab Claws or Chicken Curry with Rice or Chips, Spaghetti, Beef Stew, Bangers & Mash and Home Made Pies … Now that’s what I call a special deal!!! Hang on a mo, what happens on Wednesdays?
Decades of Music
Btw, every Friday Karaoke is hosted by the amazing Michelle Viz … covering decades of music with a sweet voice!, and some of the regulars know how to sing a few tunes, hmm?
Well Stocked Bar
Pancho serves an awesome cocktail and pulls a lovely pint and they’ve got a well stocked bar with your fav tipple, tell them you want a ‘Woo Woo’ and you’ll be in for a nice surprise! … check out their Reviews here
Open all year
10 am ’til late
You’ll find them at 42, Kapparis Avenue, Kapparis, it’s in the middle of the sunny side of the avenue, in Kapparis … See map below …
GPS: 35.05309, 34.01144
It’s home from home and absolutely everyone’s welcome!