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/