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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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