THE PEGU CLUB SETS THE STAGE. YOU ADD THE MAGIC.

THE PEGU CLUB STORY

Teak walls. Grand stairways. Cooling drinks and fine feasts. The Pegu Club on Pyay Road and Zagawar Street was originally established in 1882 by the British. Over the years, the club remained an intimate part of Yangon’s history and went on to inspire world-famous novels and cocktails.

Now in the process of careful restoration, The Pegu Club pays tribute to the original building, and is a space for all to celebrate, entertain and enrich.

An oasis of charm and splendour, where heritage and modern sensibilities meet.
Welcome to the next chapter of The Pegu Club story.

History Unfolds

1882

Establishment

The original Pegu Club was founded in the 1880s on Cheapes Road. It was only in 1882 that the current premises of The Pegu Club were established by the British. The Club’s guest list included acclaimed novelist, Rudyard Kipling, and the cocktail synonymous with the Club’s name gained popularity.

1921

Expansion

By now, The Pegu Club had already gone through a series of expansions, with the most notable being the construction of The Prince of Wales Great Hall. By introducing steel, masonry and concrete to the buildings, a type of Neo Classical Revival architecture emerged.

2018

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The Restoration

A stunning building gets another chance at glory. With many buildings of significant value within The Pegu Club compound, we worked to restore, reconstruct and transform the property into an inviting sanctuary for all.

The Pegu Club Timeline

1882
1889
1922
1930
1950
1965
1975
2018

1882

THE PEGU CLUB ON PYAY ROAD

The present-day Pegu Club located on Pyay Road and Zagawar Street was established in 1882 by the British.

1889

RUDYARD KIPLING WRITES ABOUT THE PEGU CLUB

Rudyard Kipling, a notable English writer and poet, visited The Pegu Club and wrote From Sea to Sea.

1922

THE PEGU CLUB HOSTS BRITISH ROYALTY

In anticipation of the Prince of Wales visit to Myanmar, The Pegu Club built an extension, today called The Prince of Wales Great Hall.

1930

THE PEGU CLUB COCKTAIL

The gin-based cocktail that was synonymous with The Pegu Club started appearing in cocktail compendiums, making the Myanmar cocktail world-famous.

1950

SHAN PRINCESS VISITS THE PEGU CLUB

The Princess, Sao Ohn Nyunt, known for her serene beauty, mentioned that although Myanmar had achieved independence, the Club retained colonial elements.

1965

PEGU CLUB CLOSES

The Pegu Club closed its doors to the public. Many original components were removed and replaced with timber reinforcements.

1975

THE PEGU CLUB WAS NATIONALISED

The Club served as an administrative hub for government officals and the army. During their occupancy, they led the last wave of renovations and additions to the Club that still remain today.

2018

RESTORED TO ITS FORMER GLORY

Over a decade since it was last occupied, the Pegu Club is reborn. Efforts were carefully made to restore the building. Its halls, gardens and courtyards will continue to be preserved and are slated to open end of this year.

FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

Future stages of restoration are in motion, as we bridge the gap between the old and the new.

CELEBRATE LIFE’S MOST PRECIOUS EVENTS IN THE EMBRACE OF HERITAGE AND HISTORY

The Pegu Club comprises several colonial style buildings that feature Georgian and Victorian architecture and design. The original style incorporates teak in many of its elements, in its structure and décor. The grounds also include three beautifully tailored lawns. A sanctuary for all, where the old harmoniously meets the new, The Pegu Club sets the stage for life’s finest events.
WEDDINGS
BIRTHDAY EVENTS
CORPORATE EVENTS
OTHERS

THE PEGU CLUB SETS THE STAGE. YOU ADD THE MAGIC.

Exploring The Pegu Club

A. PRINCE OF WALES GREAT HALL

The Prince of Wales Great Hall once hosted Edward VIII during his tour of Burma and India in 1922. The Prince of Wales Great Hall houses the reinvention of The Pegu Club Bar, where the Pegu Club cocktail originated.

SIZE COCKTAIL THEATRE BANQUET
284sqm120 guests100 guests100 guests

B. WINDSOR LOUNGE

The Lounge is located inside the original Pegu Club building and maintains the original Victorian-style diamond-paned windows that were part of its original design.

SIZE COCKTAIL
110sqm20 guests

C. THE DRAWING ROOM

The Drawing Room is a stately room overlooking the Somerset Courtyard and beautifully manicured Swedaw Lawn. Its elegant, teak panelled walls have been maintained, and the room has been revamped with AV facilities to host private meetings.

SIZE DINING
140sqm30 guests

D. SOMERSET COURT

The Somerset Court is between the Prince of Wales Great Hall and the main Pegu Club building. A mixture of colonial and Victorian architecture frames this serene and peaceful teak-deck courtyard that forms a central portion of the site.

SIZE COCKTAIL BANQUET
333sqm150 guests100 guests

E. PEGU CLUB GARDENS

The Pegu Club has some of Yangon’s largest and most beautiful lawns, comprising Swedaw, Thazin and Ingyin. Originally home to Yangon’s most exclusive tennis grass courts, these lawns are a perfect setting for that special outdoor celebration.

LAWN SIZE COCKTAIL BANQUET
Swedaw2,600sqm800 guests600 guests
Thazin1,550sqm350 guests250 guests
Ingyin840sqm250 guests150 guests

PRIVATE & EXCLUSIVE EVENTS

The Pegu Club is the ideal venue for celebrations, special occasions and important meetings.

Heritage & Culture

Immerse yourself in the halls that hold Yangon’s rich and significant architectural and historical value.
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The Pegu Club is one of the few landmarks in modern Yangon that features Georgian and Victorian architectural designs. Much of the Club’s original structure such as the solid teak columns and beautifully tailored lawns remain in original condition – evokes a sense of yesteryear.

The now revitalised Club sets the stage for celebrating life’s special occasions and commercial events. If you require special arrangements, speak to our dedicated and experienced team for a bespoke experience.

The Pegu Club Cocktail

Named after The Pegu Club, the drink is a classic gin-based cocktail that originated at the Club. The prominent Myanmar cocktail is the signature drink of the club and is now known around the world. The renowned cocktail has a refreshingly tart, citrusy flavour profile, best enjoyed in a chilled cocktail glass with a slice of lime. Cheers!

Ingredients
2 ounces London dry gin
¾ ounce lime juice
¾ ounce orange curacao
A dash of Angostura bitters
A dash of orange bitters

The Pegu Club Cocktail

Named after The Pegu Club, the drink is a classic gin-based cocktail that originated at the Club. The prominent Myanmar cocktail is the signature drink of the club and is now known around the world. The renowned cocktail has a refreshingly tart, citrusy flavour profile, best enjoyed in a chilled cocktail glass with a slice of lime. Cheers!

Ingredients
2 ounces London dry gin
¾ ounce lime juice
¾ ounce orange curacao
A dash of Angostura bitters
A dash of orange bitters

DETAILS OF HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE ARE PRESERVED FOR THE MODERN DAY.

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The Pegu Club
48 Zagawar Street and Pyay Road Dagon Township,
Yangon, Myanmar
Tel: +95 1 388 398

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