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Anchor Inn MAP UP

Church Road, Oldbury on Severn, Avon, BS35 1QA
Tel: 01454 413331
anchor.JPG (26292 bytes)Great food and real ales. Home of Sheep Dip whisky, distilled in Scotland.
The Green Inn  MAP UP
Llangedwyn, Clwyd, SY10 9JW
Tel: 01691 828234
greenin.JPG (23094 bytes)Traditional 17th Century pub with top quality restaurant. Great to relax in front of the roaring fire - especially if you've just completed a parachute jump at Montford Bridge airfield !
Ferryboat Inn  MAP UP
Helford Passage, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5LB
Tel: 01341  250625
helf.JPG (20679 bytes)Named after the ferry which has linked Helford and Helford Passage since the 16th Century. Great crab sandwiches and good ale.

 

The Old Lifeboat House  MAP UP
Coverack,Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6SX
Tel: 01326 280899
lifeboat.JPG (21518 bytes)Not actually a pub, but if you want good food then this is a far better place to be than the pub in Coverack. A superb range of locally caught fresh fish & shellfish hosted with warm hospitality from a couple from Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. All housed in the Old Lifeboat House - Eat, looking out down the slipway at the ocean.
Wasdale Head Inn  MAP UP
Wasdale Head, Cumbria, CA20 1EX
Tel: 01282 26229
WasdaleWhat a magnificent find when you've just walked over the top of England's tallest mountain. Adjacent to England's deepest lake Wastwater. Great food and a superb pint or two of Theakstons' Old Peculiar.
The Holly Bush Inn  MAP UP
Holybush Lane, Makeney, Derbyshire, DE56 0RS
Tel: 01332 841729
Old Grade II listed building where the ale is brought up from the cellar in jugs

 

Exmoor Sandpiper  MAP UP
A39 Countisbury, Lynton, Devon, EX35 6NE
Tel: 01598 741263
ExmoorExcellent location overlooking Lynmouth Bay. Great when you've just walked 14 miles of the North Devon Coastal Path !

 

The Fortesque  MAP UP
Union Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8BZ
Tel: 01548 842868
fort.JPG (39938 bytes)An excellent pub in the centre of a busy yachting village. Good food and a range of beers. The pub can get very busy in the summer.

 

Hunters Inn  MAP UP
Heddons Mouth, Parracombe, Devon, EX31 4PY
Tel: 01598 763230
hunters.JPG (27609 bytes)Edwardian Country House set in spectacular part of Exmoor Forest in Exmoor National Park, abundant with Peacocks.

 

Huntsman Inn  MAP UP
2 High Street, Ide, Devon, EX2 9RN
Tel: 01392 72779
hunstsman.JPG (19221 bytes)Unspoilt Country pub just off the A30 West of Exeter.

 

Rising Sun Inn  MAP UP
Harbourside, Lynmouth, Devon, EX35 6EQ
Tel: 01257 753223
Rising Sun

14th Century Oak panelled inn overlooking the harbour. Idyllic.

 

Rock Inn  MAP UP
Rock Hill, Georgeham, Devon, EX33 1JW
Tel: 01271 890322
Traditional English country pub with a wide selection of traditional 'pub games'
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The Mansion House  MAP UP
Thames St, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1JN
Tel: 01202 685666
mansion.jpg (25951 bytes)The Mansion House is actually a Hotel rather than a pub. It isn't the cheapest accommodation in Poole but it's well worth the extra. The restaurant is first class and the comfort is luxury.
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The Sloop Inn  MAP UP
Porthgain, Haverfordwest, Dyfed, SA62 5BN
Tel: 01348 831449
sloop.JPG (19023 bytes)Don't go mountain biking along the cliff path if you've spent a few hours supping the fine ales in this harbourside pub - Not unless you want to fall off your bike and nearly over a cliff or leave your pannier zips open and deposit most of your weekends luggage all over the field !
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Bell Inn  MAP UP
10 St. James Street, Castle Hedingham, Essex, CO9 3EJ
Tel: 01963 460350
15th Century half timbered coaching inn where Disraeli once made a speech. Good food and the ale is served straight from the barrel !

 

Black Buoy Inn  MAP UP
Black Buoy Hill, Wivenhoe, Colchester, Essex CO7 9BS
Tel: 01206 822425
Black BuoyFormerly three 16th Century cottages near the Colne Estuary. Good pub grub and real ales. Originally called 'The Black Boy' When I visited there was a friendly crow who used to fly into the pub and pester the customers for food. But that was a while ago and he's probably a dead crow now. He has ceased to be.

 

White Horse Inn  MAP UP
Hatfield Heath, Essex, CM22 7EB
Tel: 01279 730351
whitehorse.JPG (19102 bytes)Good restaurant and brilliantly well kept ale overlooking the local cricket pitch.
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Green Dragon  MAP UP
Elkstone Road, Cockleford, Gloucestershire, GL53 9NW
Tel: 01242 87271
green_dragon_small.JPG (1962 bytes)Excellent Country pub with wide range of ales.

 

George  MAP UP
High Street, St. Briavels, Gloucestershire, GL15 6TA
Tel: 01594 530228
Very popular pub, full of character close to St. Briavels Castle.
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New Inn  MAP UP
Market Square, Pembridge, Herefordshire, HR6 9DZ
Tel: 01636 388427
Superb 14th Century half timbered pub with Excellent food and ales
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The Crab  MAP UP
High St, Old Village, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6NS
Tel: 01983 862363
Beautiful thatched pub in the heart of Shanklin Old Village with excellent food.
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Blue Bell MAP UP
Main Street, Belchford, Lincolnshire, LN9 6LQ
Tel: 01507 533602
bluebell.JPG (20022 bytes)Excellently well kept beer and an amazing collection of old farm implements can be found in a pub with superb hospitality
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The George  MAP UP
77 Borough High St, Southwark, London SE1 1NH
Tel: 0171 407 2056
george.JPG (28089 bytes)Good london pub with lots of history

 

Dickens Inn  MAP UP
St. Katharines Way, London, E1 9LB
Tel: 0171 4882208
dickens.JPG (26441 bytes)Very popular pub in St. Katherines Dock - a short walk from Tower Bridge. Great ales and food.
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The Ferry Inn  MAP UP
Stokesby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3EX
Tel: 01493 751096
ferryinn.JPG (20414 bytes)Pleasant inn with mooring space on part of the Norfolk Broads. Can get busy in Summer.
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The Chequered Skipper  MAP UP
Ashton, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 5LD
Tel: 01832 273494
skipper.jpg (26523 bytes)Wonderful thatched pub in a village which only has one road in. The pub sign is made out of nails and is worth a visit alone.
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Llanerch Inn  MAP UP
Waterloo Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6BG
Tel: 01597 822086
Llanarch16th Century coaching inn with low beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplace. Good food and a selection of real ales and an annual ale tasting week in August.
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Half Moon Inn  MAP UP
Stoke St. Mary, Taunton, TA3 5BY
Tel: 01823 442271
halfmoon.JPG (48273 bytes)A popular country pub only 5 miles from Junction 25 of the M5. Great food an superbly well kept beer

  

Old Down Inn  MAP UP
Emborough, Somerset, BA3 4SA
Tel: 01761 232398
old down.JPG (24460 bytes)A coaching inn dating from 1640 with a diversity of rooms and old furniture
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Fox & Hounds  MAP UP
High Street, Stottesdon, Shropshire, DY14 8TZ
Tel: 01746 718222
A couple of pubs, a few farms and a church make up most of Stottesdon, but the Fox & Hounds is an absolute gem. Glen the landlord will make you welcome in his own style and serve you with his home brewed ales. Val may even rustle you up a chip buttie if you ask nicely.

 

Lion 'O' Morfe  MAP UP
Upper Farmcote, Claverley, Shropshire, WV15 5PS
Tel: 01746 710678
Became a country pub in the 1850's. Morfe is derived from the Welsh name meaning 'marsh' Good food and ale

 

The Old Gate Inn  MAP UP home5.gif (424 bytes)
Heathton, Claverley, Shropshire, WV5 7EB
Tel: 01746 710431
Country Inn dating back to 1600. Good food and ale with BBQ's in the summer.

 

Railwayman's Arms  MAP UP
Severn Valley Railway Station, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
ThomasA small pub actually on the platform with lots of steam memorabilia

 

The Woodbridge  MAP UP
Coalport, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7JF
Tel: 01952 882054
Tell me how think you drunk I amMany a spectator has watched the Ironbridge to Bridgnorth raft race with a pint in hand at this excellently located pub, on the banks of the river Severn
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Barley Mow  MAP UP
Pennwood Lane, Penn Common, Staffs, WV4 5
Tel: 01902 333510
A small pub next to Penn Golf Club but a great atmosphere and some fine Ales.

 

Beacon Hotel  MAP UP
129 Bilston Street, Sedgley, South Staffs DY3 1JE
Tel: 01902 883380
Mine's a pint of RubySuperb Victorian hostelry serving the strongest Mild in the World 'Sarah Hughes Dark Ruby Mild' or 'Ruby' for short. Brewed on the premises

 

The Britannia  MAP UP
109, Kent Street,  Dudley, South Staffs, DY3 1UX
Tel: 01902 883253
Unspoilt ?A pub that remained unaltered since it first opened as a home brew ale house - until recently. The back room remains as it was when 'Old Sal' ran the pub - except for new curtains and a lick of paint, the rest of the pub has been knocked through to create a larger room. Not quite the same as before but if you're looking for a pub with character - then the back room with an old photo of 'Sal' stood on the pub doorstep when she was a small girl and with beer pulls in the wall - then this is a real gem.

 

Bull & Bladder MAP UP
10 Delph Road, Brierley Hill, Staffs, DY5 2TZ
Tel: 01384 78293
B&BActually called 'The Vine' but everybody knows it as the Bull & Bladder. Bathams beers are brewed on the premises and the food is good old traditional black Country cooking. Regarded by those that know what they're talking about as being the Mecca for ale drinkers.

 

Crooked House  MAP UP
Coppice Mill, Himley, Dudley, South Staffs, DY3 4DA
Tel: 01384 238583
I'm pissedIn typical Black Country style, the locals call the pub something different to its' real name. Actually called the Glynne Arms but known as the Crooked House for obvious reasons. Years of mining subsidence have created a building that you feel drunk in before you've touched a drop. A pub where ball bearings run uphill !

 

The Fountain  MAP UP
8 Temple Street, Dudley, South Staffs, DY3 2PE
Tel: 01384 242777
My LocalA wide range of guest ales makes the fountain one of the many pubs to visit in Gornal. Recently under new ownership, it has undergone redecoration and still offers a warm hospitality.

 

The Good Intent  MAP UP
21 Vale Street, Ruiton, Gornal, South Staffs, DY3 3XD
Tel: 01902 673414
Not another beer !One of the many great pubs in Gornal. This one has a library for a dining room which gives it a real homely feel. The food is excellent and good value and the hosts are as friendly as can be.

 

Jervis Arms  MAP UP
Oncote, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 7RU
Tel: 01538 304206
Superb Country inn noted for it's fine ale,hospitality and food.

 

The Old Mill  MAP UP
6 Windmill Street, Ruiton, Gornal, South Staffs, DY3 2DQ
Tel: 01902 887707
Windy MillerComfortable and welcoming two roomed hostelry serving good value bar meals with a separate restaurant upstairs. Close to Gornals' Windmill !

 

The Pig on the Wall MAP UP
Kent Street, Upper Gornal, South Staffs, DY3 1UX
Tel: 01902 883000
PigOne of many pubs within good pub crawling distance in Gornal. This One was actually named because many years ago, a local lad and his pig sat on the wall adjacent to the pub to watch a procession and marching band go by.

 

Robin Hood MAP UP
196 Collis St, Stourbridge, West Midlands, DY8 4EQ
Tel: 01384 821120
Superb food and excellent variety of ales. Best approached from Dudley direction as the pub lies on a one way street. Popular at lunchtimes.

 

Rising Sun Inn  MAP UP
Knowle Bank Rd, Shraley Brook, Audley, Stoke-On-Trent Staffordshire, ST7 8DS
Tel: 01782 720600
Great Country pub with lots of character which brews it's own range of powerful beers and has a good food selection.
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The Nutshell  MAP UP
17 The Traverse, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 8PT
Tel: 01905  764867
Nuts15ft x 7ft 6in. The smallest Pub in Britain. No food as there's no room to eat it!
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The Dry Dock  MAP UP
Windmill End, Netherton, Worcestershire, DY2 9HU
Tel: 01384 235369 
Dry DockIf you're looking for a pub with a canal boat inside then this is the one for you. The pub is part of the Little Pub Company which serves it's own ale 'Lumphammer' and the food is good wholesome Black Country fayre. Most Little Pub Company pubs have an Irish theme as the creator Colm O'Rourke is an Irishman.

 

The Fleece  MAP UP
The Cross, Bretforton, Worcestershire, WR11 5JE
Tel: 01386 831173 
Fleece14th Century farmhouse now owned by the National Trust. Superb food and an excellent range of real ales

 

Ma Pardoe's  MAP UP
89 Halesowen Road, Netherton, Worcestershire,
DY2
9PY
Tel: 01384 253075 
Ma'sCorrectly called the Old Swan and not quite the same pub as when Ma Pardoe was alive. Famous old home brew pub famous for it's character and old relics.

 

The Retreat  MAP UP
157 Hagley Rd, Oldswinford, Stourbridge,
Worcestershire, DY8 2JJ
Tel: 01384 396290
A continental style bar which serves excellent food.

 

Why Not  MAP UP
Why Not Street, Two Gates, Colley Gate, B63 2JH

Tel: 01384 61019

And Why Not ?Great food and a range of real ales. A typical Black Country pub.
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Laurel Inn  MAP UP
New Rd, Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SF
Tel: 01947 880400
laurel.JPG (27185 bytes)Very friendly local looking out over Robin Hood's Bay and not far from one of Britain's best fish & chip shops !

 

Tan Hill Inn  MAP UP
Keld, Richmond
Where did all those ducks come from ?Great Britain's highest Inn, located on the Pennine Way. Excellent food and Theakstons' Ales can be consumed before retiring to bed as the pub also does accommodation.