Great Pubs of England: Thirty-three of Britain's Best Hostelries from the Home Counties to the North: Thirty-three of England's Best Hostelries from the Home Counties to the North

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Great Pubs of England: Thirty-three of Britain's Best Hostelries from the Home Counties to the North: Thirty-three of England's Best Hostelries from the Home Counties to the North

Great Pubs of England: Thirty-three of Britain's Best Hostelries from the Home Counties to the North: Thirty-three of England's Best Hostelries from the Home Counties to the North

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The White Lion Inn, Barthomley, built in 1614 in the ancient parish and village of Barthomley in Cheshire this historic pub is situated in a place of great beauty with an intriguing history. Ah, a sunny Sunday afternoon in Marylebone – the song the Kinks never recorded. I’ve been coming to this part of town for over two decades now, usually finding space for a pint at one pub or another. Marylebone’s got increasingly chi-chier during that time, drawing people into the High Street and Chiltern Firehouse, but broad York Street still feels local, part of the neighbourhood scene. There’s the domed tower of St Mary’s for a landmark, and a rare set of bow-fronted shops from the Georgian era. The Royal Oak, which opened in 1807, was rebooted a few years ago but thankfully hasn’t been smartened up too much inside – it’s still a pub, with ceiling panels and large windows for natural light. Downstairs is one big space, with tables outside and stools by the window; upstairs is a dining room, more for private events. I'd cry with joy if M&S was in America - but the U.S has better hangover cures': New Yorker living in London reveals what she loves about UK shops (and what they could sell more of to help drinkers) This part of the world is made for thinking: the mountains of southern Snowdonia brood, while the slate mines of neighbouring Blaenau Ffestiniog are long silent. But at Y Pengwern (the Pengwern Arms) there is laughter, the clink of glasses full of copper-hued beer brewed in nearby Porthmadog, and the strum of guitars on music night. Seven years ago villagers bought the last pub in the village, which had been closed since 2009, and saved this former drovers’ inn, where Victorian writer George Borrow once had a few ales. The new kitchen uses as much local produce as possible. There are also rumours of a ghost, Martha, who once owned the pub. She can now rest easy.

The King William Ale House and The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer Public House on King Street. Originally a row of three houses dating to around 1670, these are now two public houses side by side [77] [78] with gabled fronts to the road. [79] Foot, Tom (25 June 2014). "SOLD: the pub where Ruth Ellis shot her lover". Camden New Journal. New Journal Enterprises Ltd. Archived from the original on 25 July 2014 . Retrieved 17 July 2014. Historic England. "Sun Inn, Church Road (1261429)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 16 December 2013.

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Grenadier is Traditional Pub Restaurant in Belgrave Square". . Retrieved 5 December 2014. Bid to save the Swan & Edgar, Marylebone's pint-sized pub, from being converted into a home". West End Extra. 4 April 2014. Archived from the original on 7 December 2014 . Retrieved 5 December 2014. Historic England. "White Cross Hotel (1250279)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 28 December 2013.

The Warren House Inn is a remote and isolated public house in the heart of Dartmoor, Devon. It is the highest pub in southern England at 1,425feet (434m) above sea level. It is located on an ancient road across the moor, about 2miles (3km) northeast of the village of Postbridge and has been a stopping point for travellers since the middle of the 18th century.

Another of Oxford’s historic pubs, it’s difficult to date when the Turf first came into existence but it was doing roaring trade by the 16th century – it’s even said that the Roundheads used to meet in the pub to discuss the future of the King during the English Civil War.

Published by Prestel, the book offers a snapshot of the history of English pub culture, and explores what it is about England’s pubs that have made them transcend their status as mere buildings or watering holes and become pillars of the country’s traditions, identity, and socioeconomic fabric. Top image: Henry Conlon, landlord of the Dublin Castle Tavern in Camden, London; Above: Great Pubs of England by Horst A Friedrichs and Stuart Husband The Peveril of the Peak, Manchester On a limestone cliff overlooking the Jurassic coast, this was originally a pair of cottages and has only been a pub since 1793. It boasts a museum of stonemasonry and local fossils, and the big stone slabs used as beer garden tables make it feel like there’s been a pub here since the stone age. There’s no bar: you queue outside the scullery door. This is one of a handful of pubs to have made it into every single edition of Camra’s Good Beer Guide. The Grenadier, Belgravia. The building dates to 1720 when it was originally constructed as an officers' mess for the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards and became a public house in 1818 with the name The Guardsman. Said to be haunted by a young grenadier who was beaten to death after being caught cheating at cards. [43] [44] The best 100 cities on the planet ranked - and 'despite Brexit' it's London that's No.1, followed by Paris and New York. So where does YOUR favourite city come on the list?BBC – Legacies – Architectural Histories – England – Suffolk – Beer in a Nutshell". . Retrieved 26 March 2013. If there’s no one behind the bar when you arrive, chances are someone on your side will serve you, such is the fraternal nature of this compact village pub just outside Exeter. The community currently leases the pub and is raising funds to buy it outright as the building’s owner wants to sell. It would be a shame if it was lost, as it is a true community hub, hosting a book club, gin tastings, quizzes and bingo; it’s also welcoming inside, with horse brasses, beams, a wood-burner and the kind of patterned carpet all village pubs aspire to. Three cask beers are available, as well as Sandford Cider, made in nearby Crediton. Here’s hoping the villagers meet their target. The Drayton Court in Ealing. Built in 1893 as a hotel, it was converted to pub use in the 1940s. [31] Former Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh worked in the kitchens in 1914. [31] Pub review: The Old Crown, High Street, Deritend". 12 March 2010 . Retrieved 15 December 2014.

England is brimming with wonderful pubs - which makes the establishments that made the cut for this new tome very special indeed. The Stag & Hounds is also located in the Old Market area of the city centre, the building dates from 1483 when it was erected as a private house, although the current building is of predominantly 18th century origin. [95]Historic England. "Britannia public house (1358054)". National Heritage List for England . Retrieved 28 December 2013. The Great British Pub Awards are sought-after accolades in the pub world and this year they saw a record number of establishments entering the competition. Each of the 18 categories was judged by a panel of industry professionals, who determined the very best boozers across the country.If anyone really knows their stuff, it’s these guys.

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