The 50 Best UK Pubs

Six industry experts have given their picks for The Guardian's 50 Best Pubs in the UK. Categories recognise pubs for their stunning views, spectacular Sunday lunches, historical significance, and more. If you're thinking of putting together an epic British pub crawl - this list is a great place to start!

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  • Angel On The Bridge

    Thameside, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1BH
    Angel On The Bridge

    Described as a warm, welcoming and cosy pub, the Angel on the bridge is Henleys only pub on the Thames and attracts many visitors to the town.

  • Anglers Rest

    Taggs Knoll, Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0BQ
    Anglers Rest

    The Anglers Rest is a unique and special place. In 2013 it became the first community pub in Derbyshire when it was purchased collectively by over 300 people. It is now run for the benefit of the community.

  • Assheton Arms

    Downham, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4BJ
    Assheton Arms

    Boasting stunning views of Pendle Hill, 12 bedrooms are available for bookings. This traditional country inn, perfect for a drink with friends or a meal out, has a great atmosphere created by our drinkers and diners.

  • Bartons Arms

    144 High Street, Aston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 4UP
    Bartons Arms

    Welcome to The Bartons Arms. For more than 100 years this public house has stood on this site. The stunning design of the current Bartons Arms remains one of the finest examples of Victorian pub architecture and one of the most beautiful pub interiors in

  • Bevy

    50 Hillside, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 4TF

    The Bevy is a community owned and run business with money coming from trusts, charities and grants

  • Bridge Tavern

    7 Akenside Hill, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3UF
    Bridge Tavern

    The Bridge Tavern is a Brewpub & Eatery located in Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Britons Protection

    50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 5LE
    Britons Protection

    Britons Protection in Manchester has a beer garden. The pub has a car park, it is a family friendly pub. Britons Protection serves food. The pub has an outside area, it serves real ale. Britons Protection shows football on TV. The pub has terrestrial TV, it is a member of Cask Marque.

    19/01/2016 Amstel
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    — Served in Heineken glass. Sharp taste not too great.
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    23/08/2015 Heineken
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    22/04/2015 Amstel
    • 5.0
    — Bulmers Live Colourful Garden looks amazing......aaah Amstel served in a Carling glass tool the edge off a great experience
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  • Burts Hotel

    Market Square, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 9PL
    Burts Hotel

    Experience the warmth of hospitality in true Scottish style at Burts Hotel, Melrose. The 18th century hotel, situated in the heart of Melrose’s picturesque market square, has been owned and managed by the Henderson family for almost 40 years.

  • Cary Arms

    Babbacombe Beach, St Marychurch, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LX
    Cary Arms

    A traditional inn reinvented with stylish contemporary room with fabulous seaviews. Great dining serving breakfast, lunch and dinner year-round.

  • Cock Inn

    47 High Street, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 9BJ
    Cock Inn

    Cambridgeshire Dining Pub of the Year 2017 in the Good Pub Guide.

  • Crown Inn

    Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0HF
    Crown Inn

    The Crown Hotel is situated in the beautiful Ribble Valley, right on the riverbank, at the foot of Pen-y-ghent and is one of few hotels in the Yorkshire Dales National Park which actually stand on The Pennine Way.

  • Driftwood Spars

    Trevaunance Cove, Quay Road, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0RT
    Driftwood Spars

    Just a stones throw away from the panoramic views of Trevaunance Cove, The Driftwood Spars boasts epic sea views, ample parking, two bars, 4 star guest accomodation, a brewery and a sea-view restaurant . We have an atmosphere to suit everyone's taste and

  • Duke Of Marlborough

    Main Road, Lower Somersham, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 4QA
    Duke Of Marlborough

    When the doors of the Duke of Marlborough in Somersham, Suffolk, closed on Christmas Eve 2014, it seemed the pub would be lost forever. However, three years and much campaigning later, it's back up and running with brand new owners - the community.

  • Felin Fach Griffin

    Felin Fach, Brecon, Powys, LD3 0UB
    Felin Fach Griffin

    This is The Felin Fach Griffin, a dining pub with rooms nestling near the book town of Hay-on-Wye between The Black Mountains and The Brecon Beacons, not far from the market towns of Abergavenny and Crickhowell.

  • Fox and Goose

    7 Heptonstall Road, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 6AZ
    Fox and Goose

    The Fox Friends are a group of people who have come together to save their well-loved local by turning it into West Yorkshire’s first co-operative pub.

  • Free Trade Inn

    St. Lawrence Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 1AP
    Free Trade Inn

    Bustling waterside venue for a changing range of beers and a pub menu with locally sourced produce.One of Newcastle's oldest and best loved real and craft ale pubs.

  • George Inn

    75-77 Borough High Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 1NH
    George Inn

    The George Inn, London’s only remaining galleried coaching inn. Serving great beer for over 400 years.

  • George Inn

    High Street, Norton St. Philip, Bath, Avon, BA2 7LH
    George Inn

    George Inn in Norton St. Philip has accommodation. The pub has a beer garden, it has a car park. George Inn serves food. The pub has an outside area, it serves real ale. George Inn has a real fire. The pub has free WiFi, it is a member of Cask Marque.

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