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10 British Pubs That Are Worth a Pilgrimage

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Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem – Nottingham

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Hailed as Britain’s oldest pub, this Nottingham establishment is a must visit watering hole for any pub enthusiast. It was originally used as a pit stop for crusading knights making their way to the Holy Land. Today, it still retains its historic charm!


The Hand and Flowers – Marlow


The Hand and Flowers shot to fame recently after winning itself status as Britain’s only two Michelin star pub. That’s quite an achievement for in-house chef, Tom Kerridge! The pub is located in the beautiful Georgian town of Marlow and offers diners great beer, cosy surroundings and top notch food!


Café Royal – Edinburgh


For those who like to enjoy their pints in elegant surrounds, Edinburgh’s Café Royal is just the ticket. The building was built in 1963 and boasts ornate plasterwork, beautiful stained glass windows and majestic marble floors.



The Philharmonic Dining Rooms – Liverpoolphilharmonic dining rooms

Another old world gem, The Philharmonic Dining Rooms is one of Liverpool’s most coveted taverns.  Everything element of the Victorian building is suitably lavish, including the marble urinals!




The Grafton – Kentish Town


As 2014’s Great British Pub of the Year, The Grafton is a must visit watering hole for any pub enthusiast determined to stay in the loop. Described by judges as a ‘diverse modern business, which remains true to the ideals of a traditional pub,’ it’s the perfect combination of old and new. And as Britain’s pub of the year, you can rest assured that they have comprehensive pub insurance that covers everything from their customers to the property itself.

Crooked House – Staffordshire


If you feel like getting drunk without the hangover, head to the Crooked House, AKA the Glynne Arms. The building is so comically wonky that it almost looks like it was deliberate. In actual fact, it’s blamed on mining subsidence is to blame. Whatever the reason, doors are crooked, windows are lopsided, floors are slanting and you’ll have to hang onto your beer lest it slide off the table!


The Highwayman Inn – Devon

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Pegged as ‘the most unusual pub in England,’ this pub is set in the sprawling Dartmoor countryside. The gothic architecture is awe inspiring while the dimly lit lights provide just enough glare to check out the plethora of curios on display.



The Signal Box – Cleethorpes

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Like to sip on a drink in cosy surrounds? The Signal Box claims to be the smallest pub on the planet, measuring in at just eight foot by eight foot. The bar has five hand pump ales, four bar stools and a quaint garden for a little extra space.



The White Hart – Kent

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For those who don’t mind a grim atmosphere, The White Hart is a fascinating establishment. The pub is built on the ruins of a church and features authentic gravestone décor and even a body chute!




Tan Hill Inn – North Yorkshire Dalestan-hill-inn-bar

This watering hole is hailed as Britain’s highest pub, located a staggering 1,732ft above sea level.





These famous watering holes are bound to have top insurance in place, to ensure their history and charm are safe for years to come.  The heritage of these pubs is put at less risk with the aid of comprehensive pub insurance.  

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