Poor old Saint George. Whilst we get very excited about the special days of his fellow saints, George’s big day (April 23rd) doesn’t get much of a look in.
But why? All St Patrick did was chase a few snakes away from Ireland and we didn’t see St David or St Andrew slaying any dragons.
To right this wrong, Skyscanner introduces a selection of pockets of Englishness where you can celebrate Saint George’s Day around the world.
English Tea House and Restaurant, Sandakan, Borneo, Malaysia
A trip back to colonial times, The English Tea House is a “meticulously renovated colonial house" allowing spectacular views of the town and Sandakan Bay. Guests can nibble on scones with clotted cream, fish and chips, and shepherd’s pie. For the true English experience, grab a mallet and play croquet on the manicured lawn. Spiffing stuff! Find cheap flights to Malaysia
The Black Swan, Bangkok, Thailand
Englishmen touching down on flights to Bangkok will find that The Black Swan English Pub is a refuge for those wanting to dodge ping pong balls popping out of places they shouldn’t be. Stocked with classic English beers, the Black Swan offers a place to munch on Yorkshire pudding, pork pies, ploughman’s lunch and toad in the hole. Find cheap flights to Bangkok
Don’t be fooled by the amphibious name; FrogPubs are an English chain of seven bars scattered throughout France. They even microbrew their own beer with some great names including: ‘Parislytic’, ‘Dark de Triomphe’ and ‘Inseine’. They also serve a variety of English meals and snacks, making them a popular place for both English expats and foreign tourists. Find cheap flights to France
English Village, Paju, South Korea
To avoid the expense of actually coming to England for real to learn English, the Koreans have built a number of ‘English Immersion Villages’ where they can experience real life English situations without leaving Korean soil. In the city of Paju, once you pass through the ‘immigration’ checkpoint, you’ll find a place where employees are only allowed to speak English, fairytales are broadcast over loud speakers, and faux-castles, houses and theatres give the place a fake European flavour. Find cheap flights to South Korea
Holidays Pub, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Though we think of Saint George as being the patron saint of England, his patronage is in fact shared by many other countries and cities, including Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. Holidays Pub is the oldest "real English" pub in the city and a beloved haunt of beer connoisseurs and homesick expats who come to drink English ales and sing ‘God Save the Queen’. Find cheap flights to Slovenia