THE PLEVNA BREWERY PUB & RESTAURANT
Brewery pub & restaurant
Plevna was established in 1994, in the old Finlayson cotton mills, and it is the only genuine brewery pub in Tampere, producing a vast selection of beers made on the premises. Since its opening, Plevna has been one of the most popular meeting places for local people and visitors alike.
In Plevna you can enjoy a variety of pure, flavoursome beer from our brewery. In addition, Plevna offers you dozens of other interesting beers from around the world, delicious food, unique surroundings, and, of course, the well-known jovial company of Tampere.
James Finlayson, a Scotsman, founded a cotton mill in Tampere in 1820. The weaving hall, where The Plevna Brewery Pub & Restaurant is located today, was built in 1877, and the name Plevna dates back to this period.
In the Russo-Turkish War (1877-78) there were men from the Finlayson cotton mills who fought alongside Russian troops, and since the custom of the day was to name each new Finlayson building after some significant current event, the weaving hall was named after a battle fought in the Balkan town of Plevna during this conflict. Therefore, it was more than appropriate for us to call our pub Plevna.
Plevna is also linked with another historic event: in 1882, the very first electric light bulbs in the Nordic countries brought light to the Finlayson weaving hall, only three years after Thomas Alva Edison’s invention.
The very first electric light bulbs in the Nordic countries brought light to the Finlayson weaving hall, a wall plaque near the Plevna brewery pub & restaurant.