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Adam Henson’s Favourite Pub

Adam Henson presents the BBC television series Countryfile, often from his 650-hectare farm in the Cotswords. Adam also presented the BBC’s Lambing Live with Kate Humble, and has appeared on Radio 4’s On Your Farm and Farming Today. He is the author of three books: Adam’s Farm: My Life on the Land; the Sunday Times… View Article

The Good Hotel Guide’s Favourite Gastro Pubs with Rooms

The Good Hotel Guide recently released it’s 2020 edition of independently reviewed hotels, inns and B&Bs across the UK. Most notably in each category are the special mentions given to the Editor’s Choice destinations, and here they share their best pubs-with-rooms from this year’s Editor’s Choice selection, from seaside fishermen’s haunts to historic coaching inns…… View Article

The best pubs with rooms in Scotland

Scotland has a talent for warm and welcoming hospitality, but nowhere is that more evident than in its pubs with rooms. Characterful, homely, historic and brimming with good cheer, good food and good drink, they are inevitably located in spectacular locations as well. With the propensity for merriment, it’s just as well many of them… View Article

Olly Smith’s Favourite Pub

Olly Smith is a multi-award-winning drinks expert and broadcaster. A regular on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen, he is also the wine columnist for the Mail on Sunday, the author of five boozy books and the presenter of the new Warner Bros TV series How Beer Changed the World. His favourite pub is… I’ve been going for years… View Article

6 top pubs with rooms in Sussex

From bijoux inns to award-winning restaurants, Sussex has a wealth of beauty and experiences to offer. Whether you’re spending your time walking in the South Downs National Park, dressing up for Glyndebourne or revving those engines at Glyndebourne, hospitality comes in all shapes and sizes, but it’s always serving up a feast as the Good… View Article

The Best Pub for a World Cup Win

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh From raucous cheers to celebratory beers, The Three Sisters Pub proudly represents all things patriotic. Based right in the heart of Edinburgh with live music and outdoor screenings, no-one appreciates the World Cup quite like The Three Sisters. Enjoy proper pub grub as well as quirky street food while belting out… View Article

10 of the best pubs with rooms in Yorkshire

From the tiny bar where you can cosy up for a G&T in intimate surroundings, to the Michelin Star restaurant with rooms that’s been welcoming guests since the 14th century, Yorkshire’s hospitality includes some of the best food and drink you can hope to find. Here, the Good Hotel Guide shares 10 of the best… View Article

5 of the best BBQ Pubs in London during the summer heatwave

Meteorologists forecast four heatwaves to hit Britain before the end of summer, and what better way to spend these days than at a BBQ pub!   The BBQ Club, The Queen’s Walk Based on the Southbank, directly above The Thames, The BBQ club which incorporates the best of modern BBQ food is perfectly situated for… View Article

7 of the best Waterside pubs

It’s almost summer and hot weather is finally on the way! Whether you’re looking for a riverside terrace in the city, somewhere for a weekend away or a place to take the kids, we’ve got you covered. Here’s 7 of the best UK pubs with perfect waterside views for you to visit over the summer… View Article

The 7 best pubs to visit with your dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is on the 16th of June, so make sure to plan ahead. Find the perfect pub from the Good Pub Guide 2019 to celebrate with your dad this Father’s Day.   Guildford Arms This classic Scottish pub offers a brilliant Victorian-style interior with a choice of bar stools by arched windows or cosy… View Article


As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer the seaside will always be an appealing location. Whether you’re looking for a family holiday to enjoy the May bank holiday weekend, a day out or just want to make the most of the calm before the summer holidays these seaside pubs are definitely worth… View Article


‘The Cotswolds will always be home for me, as well as being my all-time favourite place’ – Adam Henson To celebrate the release of Adam Henson’s book A Breed Apart: My Adventures with Britain’s Rare Breeds we’re looking at 7 stand out pubs in Henson’s home town The Cotswolds. Throughout the book he travels across… View Article

5 Pubs for the Perfect Getaway in London

Want the perfect escape for Easter weekend? Look no further, here’s some of the best hotel pubs in London Windmill This pub based in Clampham is the perfect hotel pub if you want a cosy and modern country style room with all the traditional aspects of a pub. They have weekly Sunday roasts, all sorts… View Article

7 pubs with amazing gardens

The sun’s out, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming. It’s a beautiful day outside and you need the perfect place to enjoy it. No need to search further, we have it covered for you. On this list you can discover 7 of the best choices in London and all over England to have… View Article

6 of the best dog friendly pubs

As the unseasonably warm weather signals that spring is just around the corner, more and more people are looking to spending their weekends outdoors. When enjoying one of the many scenic walks that the country has to offer, here are the pubs that would be more than happy to host you and your furry companion…. View Article

The 7 best pubs to take your mum this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching on the 31st March. Why not take your mum for a delicious meal at one of the pubs recommended by the Good Pub Guide? The Barn Bar and Restaurant, Tunbridge Wells The Barn is one of Kent’s best loved wedding venues, and it is offering a special Mother’s Day meal… View Article

6 Cosy pubs perfect for Valentine’s Day

As 2019 is already into February… Valentine’s Day is just days away. Expectations can be high for a Valentine’s Day date, so the Good Pub Guide is here to help. Whether you’re heading out on the 14th, drinking probably too many drinks for a Thursday evening, or waiting until the weekend to celebrate the year’s… View Article

National Park and a Pint

What’s better after a long day in nature than putting your feet up with good food, a good pint and beautiful scenery? Check out our list below for the best walks in a national park followed by a drink from one of our recommended pubs.   Dartmoor – Horse This pub has received the good… View Article

6 of the best pubs to watch the six nations

For most, February means Valentine’s Day. However, for many others it means the start of the Six Nations – the annual Rugby Union tournament between England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Italy to see who can lay claim to being the best team in Europe is. Now, the best atmosphere is obviously to be found… View Article

Prolonging dry January? Here’s 6 of the best Pubs with Non-Alcoholic Options!

Here are some of the best places to go for a non-alcoholic substitute that will make your sobriety so much easier!   All Bar One – With a range of All Bar One’s across the UK this pub is a one to keep in mind wherever you are. However a whopping twenty-four are located in… View Article


Now that Christmas is almost here, there are plenty of exciting wintery attractions popping up all over the country. From ice skating outside the Royal Pavilion in Brighton to exploring Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, there’s something for everyone. These pubs are perfect to visit after you’ve spent the day perusing Christmas Markets, enjoying stunning… View Article

6 wintery walks and a pint

Winter walking can be one of the most exciting and worthwhile pastimes in London.  So how about some gentle exercise over the Christmas period? Before you say no, check out our recommended wintery walks as an alternative to yet another Home Alone movie on Netflix (or an alternative to that last mince pie that you… View Article

How to avoid or cure a hangover

By Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, author of HUNGOVER: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for a Cure During almost a decade of researching hangovers for my new book, HUNGOVER, I tried just about everything — from witchcraft to IV treatments, meditation to street-drugs — in order to solve this eternal, painful conundrum. As a sort of… View Article

12 London Pubs with Mouth-Watering Christmas Menus

Whether you’re planning a festive work do or a family get-together, London’s brilliant pubs are sure to be a hit. But with so many to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start! Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of 12 pubs in London that are… View Article

Half a Dozen Pubs for Crimbo Festivities

It’s Christmas! Well… almost. And, for most of us that means detangling the fairy lights and draping whatever’s left of last year’s tinsel onto the tree. That’s about as far as we’ll go when it comes to decorating our homes or work spaces during the festive period but not for these classic pubs. We’ve got… View Article

The Marrowbone and Cleaver

Except for one summer spent sleeping inside a truck in a concrete yard in Northern Ireland, Guy Martin has lived within 20 miles of the Grimsby hospital he was born in, on the 4th November 1981. But that hasn’t stopped the professional truck mechanic from winning multiple international road races, plus scoring fifteen Isle of… View Article

6 Historic Pubs in Britain with Fascinating Stories to Tell

From smugglers and ghosts to bankers and politicians, Britain’s pubs have been the scene of countless shocking events and surprising anecdotes over the centuries. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most intriguing pub histories in the country, so if you like a good story to accompany your beer, read on… The Turf Tavern,… View Article

Best back-to-uni pub crawl in central London

Whether you’re a fresher or a returning student with years of hard work (and insane nights out) behind your back, this year’s pub crawl will blow your mind. Starting near Charing Cross Station, this collection of pubs is perfect for a great night out to mingle with old friends and make some new ones! From… View Article

Sherry: A Long Awaited Comeback?

The UK’s love affair with sherry is long-standing and deep-rooted – Shakespeare is just one of countless British luminaries who refer to it in their writing with great affection- so why has it fallen from favour in recent years and is it true that a comeback is finally just around the corner? Beginning at the… View Article

Good Pubs Hang in the Balance

Britons buy more of their beer in supermarkets and bottle shops than they do in pubs and restaurants. So what can publicans do to make us give up on the comfort and convenience of drinking at home? Beer Sommelier Anthony Gladman goes in search of the magic ingredient that you can’t get in a can…. View Article

10 Pubs with Rooms in West Scotland

Explore the lochs, rivers and breath-taking countryside of West Scotland. These 10 pubs all have rooms so you can use them as a base for your exploring. Hike the West Highland Way or take a more  leisurely walk around a loch. End your walk in one of these fantastic pubs and enjoy the very best… View Article

Plan your staycation in Cornwall

We’ve chosen eight pubs for the perfect staycation in Cornwall. Beautiful sandy beaches, quiet coves and bustling harbours, there is something for everyone. A holiday in Cornwall offers surfing, art galleries, fabulous locally sourced cuisine, and walks along coastal paths. Plan your stay, book a room, grab your bucket and spade and enjoy the Cornish hospitality…. View Article

There and Back Again

Lisa Edwards shares her favourite country pubs that offer rest and a well-earned pint at the end of hikes around the UK. It is a truth universally acknowledged that every good hike must end with a good pub. I walk with hiking groups and we start talking about what drink we’d like and what food… View Article

How to develop your palate like an expert

I remember watching TV wine experts telling us a particular wine tasted of hay or leather…

5 of the Best Pubs for a Gin Crawl

We’ve compiled a gin crawl list: Whether your tipple is shaken, spiced or simple, these pubs offer them all

Pup crawl: 5 of the best Dog friendly pubs

Pubs all over the UK welcome our furry friends and their muddy paws, but where to choose?

Victorian pubs

A reoccurring theme throughout Christopher Winn’s “Walk Through History, Discover Victorian London” is Winn’s love for Victorian pubs and the fascinating history surrounding them.

5 Bottomless Brunch pubs

There’s only one thing better than a full English breakfast, yes we’re talking about the upgraded version – the bottomless brunch!

The best-loved Vegan Pubs

We’ve compiled a list of the very best vegan pubs that have exciting and nutritious meals on their menus.

London’s best craft beer pubs

Jonny Garrett is one half of the Craft Beer Channel, a YouTube platform which celebrates the best craft beers and brew collaborations.

Best pub roast in Britain revealed

The Feathers Inn in Stocksfield named as the winner of the Best British Roast Dinner competition.

Top 10 haunted pubs in Britain

Sometimes when you choose a person to share a pint with, it is worth remembering that your companion doesn’t actually have to be, well, alive. These are killer pubs. Sometimes, quite literally

Good Pubs and German Beers

Oktoberfest is a fantastic beer festival that takes places every year in Munich, but you don’t have to travel to Germany to enjoy the delightful experience of a good German beer!

Good Pubs and Cocktails, the Perfect Mix

We’ve compiled a list of Good Pubs that offer cocktails for both the cocktail connoisseur

Shake up your mocktail menu

Shake, stir and serve up more interest, variety and creativity from behind the bar

Proper pub grub

Rick Stein has always believed in showcasing local seafood and farm produce in his 12 restaurants

Tell-tale signs

What have the Romans ever done for us? Well, for a start, they’ve given us pub signs…

Design for living

The pub is the ultimate shelter. Once you’re inside, it provides warmth, food and drink.


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