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:

Every Monday at 19.00, we host the Baaripähkinä Finnish pub quiz under the watchful eye of quizmaster supreme, Lauri Salmi. Free to play and join a team of up to five people.

On Wednesday 21.3 at 19.30, it’s the monthly English-language pub quiz organised by the International English Speakers Association of Finland (IESAF). Question mistress Maria Vatanen. Great fun and great prizes. Be there!

On Thursday 22.3 at 20.00, it’s the Loo’s debating club ‘Bissee & Politiikka’ (Beer & Politics) moderated by Noora Salonen. Come and give your views on any topic you fancy in Finnish or English, and be prepared to hear other people’s views on the same topic.

Friday 23.3 at 22.00 sees the arrival of YAGO x MAINIO and their specific brand of rap and hip-hop. DJ Haid will play intoxicating tracks in between.

On Saturday 24.3, DJs Paul ‘Psych Unit’ Hayes and David McCormick will be playing Classic Tunes from over the decades (60s, 70s, 80s and 90s). Come and relive your youth and request your favourite tracks.

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!’