A picture of the Waterloo Pub in Turku
The Waterloo Pub in Turku


Welcome the the Waterloo Pub

Traditional English food and beverages in Turku

Welcome to The WaterLoo pub – Turku’s only real English pub owned by a real Englishman! Situated in the middle of Puutori square in the centre of Turku, The WaterLoo pub started life as a public lavatory for Turku Bus Station. It fell into disuse in the 1980s when the bus station moved down the hill, but was converted into a pub, the famous Puutorin Vessa, in 1997 and has been one ever since.

This week at the Loo:

The Finnish-language pub quiz, Baaripähkinä, takes place ever Monday at 19.00. Question Master as ever, Lauri Salmi. Come and test your brain cells in Finnish. Free entry.

On Fri 28.9 at 20.00, it’s time for WaterLoo Open Mic. Come and sing, play, recite poetry, tell jokes. Whatever you want! We have a two-channel mixer so, if you want to bring your band, bring a bigger mixer!

On Sat 29.9, thing will really burst into life with the hilarious ‘Singing Janitor’ (Kalevankadun Laulava Talonmies) Sepi Kumpulainen. Sepi will start at about 23.00. Before that, Prinssi Rohkea ja Erämaan Rotat will warm up the atmosphere at 22.00. Tickets 10€ on the door or in advance from the bar.

A picture of the Waterloo pub in Turku during the summerThe WaterLoo Pub – The English Pub in Turku

Nowadays, not only does the pub sell a wide range of beers, ciders and other alcoholic beverages from the British Isles and all over the world, but it also serves snacks and Indian curries.

The WaterLoo is also a centre of entertainment in Turku, hosting weekly live music and retro discos, as well as quiz nights and sing-along evenings with a live troubadour. There are also two TV screens for watching English Premier League Football and other sporting events from around the globe.

The WaterLoo also boasts one of Turku’s largest summer terraces. We can accommodate up to 150 seats and, being in the middle of a square surrounded by relatively low buildings, in summer the terrace is bathed in sunlight from dawn to dusk.

The WaterLoo Pub – ‘Finland’s most famous toilet!’