Friday, April 15, 2011

An English Goblin in Cuidad de Panamá.

It's not an American werewolf, although the pub is called the Londoner.

Other names on the Londoner's chalkboard: Boddingtons and Wexford, Bass and Newcastle, Duvel and Chimay. Unimpressive in the U.K. or U.S. Very impressive in Central America.

Owner Piers Edgar was born in Gambia but spent plenty of time in London. He wanted to make a place where expats could feel at home, and everyone else could get a version of the British pub experience. Bar towels and soccer jerseys on the red-painted walls. Pool tables and darts. You get the idea. Cozy.

Edgar said he has to hand-import the more interesting beers himself. In other words, that bottle of Hobgoblin might have arrived in his luggage.

If want to find the Londoner: It's on Calle Uruguay, No. 1A-57. Opens at 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday.


  1. Ah the Londoner...
    I used to go to a pub with the same name in New Zealand. Good beer, good times

  2. The Londoner is by far the best pub in all of Central and South America . I've never seen their beers anywhere else especially the British and Irish brews . Great atmosphere , great food , great service and a very affable owner . Go to the The Londoner when you're in Panama .

  3. Hi Piers from another Piers, from Farleigh School! How is Guy? Best wishes and hope it's sunny! Piers Cadell, England!