Follow in the footsteps of literary greats this World Book Day, by raising a glass in the public houses they were patrons of, often lending inspiration to and regularly mentioned in their works.
Going as far back as Shakespeare, his favourite London haunts and his last in Welford on Avon, where it is believed he contracted fatal pneumonia after stumbling home in the pouring rain!
Below we have those that were visited by the likes of Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, Beatrix Potter & C.S. Lewis to name a few. The Grapes, along with its deep history, can even count Sir Ian McKellen as one of its owners, J.R.R.Tolkien's on screen Gandalf.
Check out our latest blog for more book-worthy pubs: https://blog.useyourlocal.com/2022/03/celebrating-world-book-day-one-pub-at-a-time/
Headington, Oxford, OX3
Friendly local pub working for, and connecting with the community. We have thrived to bring the best service possible using local suppliers. We are at the heart of the community in the middle of the estate, easy access to bus transport directly opposite.
Dumfries, Dumfriesshire, DG1
Stunning Dumfries pub est.1610. Robert Burns' favourite haunt. Burnsian treasures, the largest whisky selection in D&G and great food.
A charming, much-loved pub with incredible history, The Dove has been a fixture of London life for centuries.
Welford on Avon, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37
Award winning 17th century inn, providing quality food, outstanding service and a really good pint.
Traditional galleried coaching inn steeped in history, for delicious pub classics and a pint of expertly kept cask ale. Serving great beer for over 400 years.
Holywell, Oxford, OX1
Turf Tavern -A 13th century Ale House with a sought after clientele of locals, students, 'dons', and International Tourists.
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese in Fleet Street has stood on the same spot for centuries. The historic pub had to be rebuilt after the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Petty France, Little Badminton, GL9
Beautiful Coaching Inn set on the edge of the badminton estate, a family run establishment offering high quality food, and accommodation.