List of Pubs in England

List of Pubs in England
Great Britain is perhaps as famous for its pubs as it is for the Beatles, Rolling Stones, castles and queens. Nothing offers a window into a slice of British life like a visit to that most esteemed of English institutions, the pub. From chic London hot spots to rustic country watering holes, the pub has long been the hub of British social life.

London: The George Inn

Renowned as being London's last galleried coaching inn, the George Inn is tucked away in a cobblestone courtyard. The George Inn as it stands today was built in 1676 after a devastating fire that swept Southwark. Located on the south side of the Thames near London Bridge, the George Inn houses two separate bars, one of which, the Middle Bar, was a favorite haunt of author Charles Dickens. The George Inn serves several fine varieties of traditional English beer and houses a restaurant that serves hearty pub fare.

The George Inn
Borough High St.
Borough, London SE1 1NH
Tel: 020 7407 205

London: The Good Mixer

This hip north London pub long has been a favorite haunt of musicians, hipsters and other hangers-on. Located in the eternally cool Camden Town, the Mixer is popular with tourists and locals alike. Aside from being the one-time favorite hangout of mid-90s Britpop stars, the Good Mixer is known for its real ales, well-stocked bar and equally well-stocked juke box.

The Good Mixer
30 Inverness St.
London, NW1 7HJ
Tel: 08721 077 077

Liverpool: The Philharmonic Dining Rooms

Originally opened in 1898, the Philharmonic was rebuilt in 1933 after being destroyed by fire. Since then it has survived bombings by the Luftwaffe and become so well known that John Lennon once complained that the downside of fame was, "not being able to go to the Phil for a drink." The Philharmonic is a grand late-Victorian era pub featuring a central, horseshoe shaped bar area decked out in stained glass as well as three smaller rooms: the Brahms, Liszt and the Grande Lounge, in the rear of the pub. An absolutely dazzling example of late-Victorian art nouveau architecture, the Phil is also famous for its fine selection of cask ales and its particularly ornate urinals which even ladies can catch a glimpse of on one of the Philharmonic's guided tours.

The Philharmonic Dining Rooms
36 Hope St.
Liverpool, L1, 9BX, UK

East Sussex: The Mermaid Inn

Legend has it that the Mermaid Inn in Rye, East Sussex, is the most haunted pub in England. While the rooms upstairs are allegedly haunted by a whole host of specters, the main bar at the Mermaid is apparently home to a pair of dueling ghosts. The Mermaid Inn also offers a fine array of more earthly spirits, excellent accommodations and traditional pub fare.

The Mermaid Inn
Mermaid Street, Rye
East Sussex, TN31 7EY
Tel: 01797 223065

Oxford: The Eagle and Child

Most famous as the Tuesday night meeting spot for the Inklings, a literary circle that included C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, the Eagle and Child boasts an excellent selection of fine wines and real ales. The pub, which dates back as far as 1650 and is known as the "Bird and the Baby" to locals, is a hodgepodge of small, cozy old-fashioned rooms with a splendid, large conservatory in the rear.

The Eagle and Child
49 St. Giles
Tel: 01865 302925

Article Written By Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a journalist, blogger and copywriter. He's been published in publications like "Resource Magazine" and the "San Francisco Weekly." He's a staff writer for and contributes to and Swagger. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary arts from San Francisco State University.

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