Featured pubs

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Euston Tap, Euston Road, London

Visited: Wednesday 8 December 2010 The Sheffield Tap has been one of the great success stories of the past 12 months. It is salutary proof, despite the dismaying and staggering rate at which British pubs continue to close down, that an expertly conceived and managed new boozer can still do great business. Emboldened by their … Continue reading


Blue Bell, Fossgate, York

Visited: Friday 19 November 2010 What is it that makes a great pub? Great beer is a good start. Good service goes a long way. A homely, relaxing interior helps a lot. But the one thing above all else that makes a great pub is the one thing that the manager of the pub can’t … Continue reading

Brunswick Inn, Railway Terrace, Derby

Visited: Friday 15 October 2010 The Brunswick Inn is one of those feted pubs whose reputation reaches far beyond the boundaries of its own city. I’ve been wanting to come here for ages, and today seems the right time. Why? I’ve given myself the day off work to potter around on a Derbyshire Wayfarer: a … Continue reading

The Barley Mow, Saltergate, Chesterfield, Derbys

Visited: Monday 2 August 2010 What do you think about when you think about going to the pub? As a general concept, I mean. Visualise an archetypal visit to the boozer, and the chances are you’re in a group of at least four people. It’s dark outside. It’s probably a Friday or a Saturday night. … Continue reading