Unique Pubs of London (Part 2)

Unique Pubs of London (Part 2)

Last time on our whistle-stop tour of London’s kookiest, oldest and most interesting public houses, we went from the haunts of Shakespeare and Dick Turpin in the North of the capital all the way to down to vintage cocktail bars with hidden fridge-based entrances in the more Southerly reaches. This time we’ll take in no…

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Unique Pubs of London (Part 1)

Unique Pubs of London (Part 1)

London is one of the most architecturally and historically diverse cities in the world– with a fair few of the city’s 3600-plus pubs claiming roots going back as far as 600 years. This rich tradition of public drinking means there are today hundreds of quirky, historic or just plain old prestigious pubs to sip a…

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The Worst Ever British Beers

The Worst Ever British Beers

British beer has long had the reputation from the Europeans and the Americans as being somewhat average. But if you ask some Brits what they think of one of their favorite tipples they will probably sing its praises. But since the formation of CAMRA it cannot be disputed that there are some excellent beers currently…

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Gin is Taking Over British Pubs

Gin is Taking Over British Pubs

Once the drink of the masses, gin has been reinventing itself over the last two decades. In pre-Victorian days gin was drank in preference to water as the water was so contaminated, and it was so cheap that even the homeless on the street could afford it. It picked up the name mother’s ruin as…

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The Origins of British Pub Names

The Origins of British Pub Names

The pub is a British institution, it is not just a place that serves drinks it is often the center of the community. The pub often serves as a post office, police station, guest house, restaurant, and town common room. Another feature of the British pub is its name, and some of them have far…

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