This is where the Beatles made their debut. The band played at the Cavern Club 292 times between 1961 and 1963. This is also where the producer Brian Einstein saw the Beatles for the first time. The original club was demolished in 1973, but was rebuilt almost from its original location with the same pattern with a small stage at the end of the room. The original detergent odor was even reproduced! Many groups have come to play (including the Arctic Monkeys and the new British rock scene). There is live music on Monday and Thursday evenings, and Friday and Saturday afternoons. There are DJs on Friday and Saturday nights.
A London pub with an alleged founding date of 1752. It's very famous because it was inhabited by the famous Jack the Ripper, as well as some of his prostitute victims. It was used to shoot the film about the same character From Hell, starring Johnny Depp, recreating the original atmosphere of the pub. It's worth having a pint there, especially at night. There is even talk of a sinister ghost - who knows.
It's not easy to stay half an hour inside, because of the cold. A bar for lovers of cold and ice. I'm Southern, of tapas and cold beer, it's still interesting to see how your feet stick to the floor, with ice sculptures around and see everyone with blue Eskimos hoods ...
If you want to have a pint in a typical English pub, this is the place. You can also enjoy some good English food. While in the pub make sure you take a trip to the men's room, it's richly decorated with marble and it's very luxurious. Worth checking out.
Although the name of inn, currently an English pub, which means you can drink and eat at certain hours. The pub is next to a castle - it's Britain's oldest inn (posada), which is no doubt dates from 1189. Its original name, written in 'Middle English' would be 'Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem' in Medieval English. It's a curious place, perfect for a good pint after a visit to the castle and includes a legend, when it was founded it was stopping place for gentlemen starting their way to Jerusalem, at the time of cross- King Richard himself "Lionheart". A really charming place for a break.
At the heart of the lively city of Manchester, I found a pub that was typically English. The architecture is amazing, and its name? The Shakespeare. The contrast between this pub and the city's modern buildings is huge. It's an homage to the past, when the Public House was a cultural centre, more than just a bar to drink in. Everything here reminds us of the city's past and it's without doubt one of the most picturesque places where we can have a drinks break in.
The place is very nice and in a very busy area, it has a few tables on the sidewalk, classic English glass windows, typical plants and flowers hanging on balconies at the front and its 's very warm and cozy inside. Though it was quite cool and cloudy we preferred to sit outside and watch people because it's often more fun especially when one doesn't know the place. We ordered rich cold beers and ham and cheese toasted sandwiches and although prices were not very reasonable the beer and kind attention well worth it. We were recommended to eat fish and chips but left quickly because there was still plenty to see. It has free WIFI service and live music shows every other Thursday.
The Cross Keys is a pub whose name refers to cross-shaped keys. It is in the center of Rotherham in the area where there are more restaurants and bars than shops. It is adjacent to the city council but it's still in a residential neighborhood and is a nice place to go out at night. The lunch menus are good. The portions are generous and won't cost you more than six pounds. They also make ale, a type of traditional home brew. On Sunday evenings, there are usually live bands. They also do the traditional Quiz Night where you form a group and answer general knowledge questions. If you win, they give you glasses, shirts, etc. Rotherham isn't generally the happiest city in the world as it's an old industrial town that suffered during the crisis, but it's an interesting place to visit.
This pub is one of London's best kept secrets. It cannot be classified as a gastropub, because the only thing you'll find there are people who work in London City, who are stopping by to have a beer after work.
It opened in 1546, but was demolished and rebuilt in 1772. It is difficult to find, because it is completely surrounded by houses. You have to enter through a sort of hole in a wall that leads to the alley in which it is located. You will not find anything more authentic, nothing so English.
The lovely traditional pub The Clatchan is one of the busiest in Soho. The atmosphere after office hours is spectacular. As is usually crowded inside it's very common to have a drink on the sidewalk, talking to a lot of unknown English people. The Clatchan is famous for its great atmosphere but mostly for its variety of excellent beers.
What better than to have a beer, or two, in a typical English pub at end the day? After the delights and treasures of the British Museum we went straight to the pub, which is just opposite the museum. It was warm and just entering the aroma of beer invaded our senses. We sat at the bar and asked for advice, and so began our beer tasting, blonde and black paraded through our glasses, we even had the green Saint Patrick's Day beer. The absence of bubbles and the bitter and sweet flavors made them perfect candidates for repetition.
Located on Howard Street in front of the railway station of Sheffield, The Howard is a lovely pub-restaurant found in an old building. Before the pubs were used as big houses, and underneath there was the common room to eat and have a drink. On the first or second floor lived the owners and from time to time there were some guest rooms. Howard is a typical building, with apparent wooden pillars and a fireplace which make it very cozy. But now it is a modern place, with its giant screen for the games, the jukebox to play the music you like, the pool table and quiz machines.These are machines where you put a coin in, hoping to win millions, similar to those in Las Vegas. They are very popular in England. Prices are cheap, to 2 pounds a pint of beer, and the food is decent but nothing special. Thanks to that fact that it is also near the University, there is a good atmosphere during the school year.
The White Horse is on Newburgh street, a street parallel to the famous Carnaby Street. It's part of Soho where the day is for shopping and the night is for the pubs, bars and nightclubs. It's a quiet place to go with the girlfriend. The music is strong, there are many people, it's very central and attracts the best and worst of London tourism. After 9 pm some have drunk more than reasonable and I don't recommend you go. But the day is nice because it has a terrace and you see the animation of Carnaby Street. The mix of tourists and people who work in the neighborhood helps the atmosphere, a family place where everyone is known and are armed for passionate conversations. But as I said, good for an afternoon beer that isn't too expensive.
The Three Stags pub is just outside Waterloo station, leading to the historic district of Lower Marsh. It's very residential but people usually gather here because it's very convenient to reach - the black underground line is a 5 minute walk, Lambeth North being the nearest station. The pub organizes typical events like live music, transmission of rugby and football matches and the famous Quiz Night, where each table is a team answering general knowledge questions to win prizes. The food is pretty good but it's an expensive area so don't expect big portions for your money. Starters cost about 6 pounds, with an assortment of sandwiches and quiches to eat quickly, then the dishes are 8-12 pounds. The waiters are not as pleasant but there's a good atmosphere.
The Belgravia is a pub in central London, on Ebury Street, Pimlico. Like many pubs and restaurants it was installed in a basement, but in this case it also has a terrace below street level. It felt a little weird with people passing above, but in the end it's a terrace and in London there aren't many. The full name is Belgravia Public House, they have large screens to watch sport and their website has the schedule of events. If you want to have a party they have a private room and serve free food for 10 people, you only pay for your beers! The menu includes light snacks to accompany drinks such as Thai fishcakes, chicken wings, steak, nachos and stuffed potatoes for less than 5 pounds. The baguettes and burgers are also very cheap, 3.50-5 pounds and looked good.
This small pub is located next to the Borough Market in the Southwark neighborhood. This part of southern London is very popular thanks to the market, which is one of the best food markets in the city. When the pubs are too touristic they lose that particular atmosphere that makes them so special. The Bunch of Grapes pub itself still has that touch. They serve homestyle food, but the service can be a little slow. There is an inner patio, which is usually occupied by smokers but it's nice to have an outdoor space without being on the sidewalk. The decor is quite classic, but maybe a little too dark. The menu is good priced for the neighborhood, you can order stuffed potatoes for about 5 pounds or steak for around 10 pounds. They serve classic pub food, but it's great.
This Carnaby Street pub is called Shakespeare's Head and was built in 1735. Initially it belonged to the brothers Thomas and John Shakespeare, who were relatives of the famous writer. Local merchants were grouped by profession and this was the place of haberdashery. There was also a school for riding. Now the pub is on one of the busiest streets in London, it's a classic pub with easy access to London. I like neighborhood pubs and this one is nicely decorated, has a good selection of beers and isn't very expensive.
The Duke's Cut is a bar in Oxford on the banks of the river. A cosy old house, where the food is good and the service is friendly. I like to go for a drink because you can see the rive and they have what they call a beer garden behind- this is a place where you can sit outdoors when the weather permits. It is a rather cheap compared to London, drinks and food are 20% cheaper than any pub in London. At noon there are good food deals, and the portions are a good size, but it's nothing exceptional. They serve mash with sausage, meat pies, pasta and other classic English fast food. More effort is made on a Sunday when they serve a good Sunday roast which is delicious.