Pubs: Guides & Reviews
Who doesn’t love the pub? It’s one of our great British institutions, dating back to Roman times, when they were known as taverns. By the middle of the 17th century, the convivial spaces were widely referred to as public houses, or pubs for short: places where any adult could walk in and order a drink. To this day, pubs remain the centre of many villages and towns. Britain is home to more than 42,000 of them: some serving excellent food, some known for their party atmosphere, some boasting impressive gin collections. Others have cosy rooms attached, meaning you only need to wander upstairs after a night on the G&Ts. Here we’ll share guides to the best pubs in the UK, from the top beer gardens to riverside spots and pubs designed for watching sport. We also have ideas for great walks that end at cute country pubs, London’s finest Sunday roasts, and haunted pubs to visit around Halloween (if you dare). We’ll also bring you pub reviews from all over the country, such as Tom Kerridge’s The Hand and Flowers and The Chelsea Pig, which recently underwent a big refurbishment.