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8 Beautiful UK Pubs To Drink In Before You Die!

Written by: Sean Revell
Published on: 23 Sep 2014

Today we are looking at not only some of the finest pubs to grace the United Kingdom but also places with picturesque views so you can sample your local cask ale or glass of red in peace, beauty and tranquillity!

So lets raise a glass to celebrate some of the most beautiful pubs in the UK, from John O’ Groats to Lands End!

The Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast


Who? - The Crown is both ageless and priceless, a gem of Victoriana and in our view one of the great bars of the world. Formerly known as The Liquor Saloon in Great Victoria Street, Belfast, it was one of the mightiest Victorian gin palaces which once flourished in the industrial cities of the British Isles.

Where? – 46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7BA

Contact – Tel: 028 9024 3187 – Web: 


The Fisherman’s Cot, Buckleigh

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Who? – The Fisherman’s Cot nestling on the banks of the River Exe at Bickleigh is one of the most picturesque inns in the South of England. Its superb location makes it an all-year-round choice for locals and visitors alike. Ideally located between the city of Exeter and the old market town of Tiverton, it boasts beautiful gardens and areas where customers can enjoy the stunning river setting

Where? – Fisherman’s Cot, Bickleigh, Tiverton, EX16 8RW

Contact – Tel: 01884 855237 – Email: – Web:


Pitcher & Piano, Nottingham

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Who? – Beautifully restored, the church setting provides a stunning backdrop to dining and drinking. Complete with stained glass windows, exposed brick archways and beautiful new interiors this bar is a stylish space for socialising with friends.

Where? – The Unitarian Church, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN

Contact – Tel: 0115 958 6081 – Email: – Web:


The Braunton Inn, Barnstaple

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Who? – The Braunton Inn (formerly The Tarka Inn) in Barnstaple is a country pub and restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Of all the pubs in Devon, The Braunton Inn must be one of the best places to indulge yourself and enjoy a rewarding meal. Gather round your nearest and dearest as you explore one of the best pub food menus in Devon and Cornwall.

Where? – Braunton Road, Barnstaple, EX31 4AX

Contact – Tel: 01271 816547 – Web:


The Woodbridge Inn, Coalport

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Who? – The Woodbridge is situated on the banks of the River Severn, a mile downstream from Ironbridge in Shropshire, and is named after the wooden bridge that once connected the pub to the village of Coalport on the opposite bank.The pub was built at the same time as the bridge, in around 1785.

Where? – The Woodbridge Inn, Coalport, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7JF

Contact – Tel: 01952 882 054 – Email: – Web:


The Old Orchard, Harefield

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Who? – The Old Orchard must have one of the finest views in the whole of Christendom: you cannot see another building in the whole panorama, and yet amazingly, it lies within the M25. Having said that, it’s pretty special inside the pub as well, with open fires, good honest furniture, a decent bar at the centre of things and a friendly, chatty atmosphere.

Where? – The Old Orchard, Park Lane, Harefield, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB9 6HJ

Contact – Tel: 01895 822 631 – Email: – Web:


The Quorndon Fox, Quorn

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Who? – Originally called The Double Necked Swan, which opened in 1740, The Quorndon Fox takes the towns former name. In 1889 Quorndon became Quorn, as its name was frequently confused with another nearby town also called Quarndon

Where? – 46 High Street, Quorn, Loughborough, LE12 8DT

Contact – Tel: 01509 413134 – Web:


The Sovereign, Shepley


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Who? – The history of The Sovereign goes back over 160 years to the reign of King George IV when a local entrepreneur, Seth Senior built a brewery on the site in 1829. Legend has it the business was started with a borrowed sovereign and many believe that in commemoration of its origins, a gold coin is still buried somewhere on the premises!

Where? – 172-174 Penistone Road, Shepley, Huddersfield, HD8 8BE

Contact – Tel: 01484 609725 – Web:

Impressed with the pubs above? Want to spend more time in one of these but can’t afford a drinking habit? Maybe check out one of the many jobs on offer at MarstonsVintage Inn or Brunning & Price to sample these views on a daily basis!

Been to a cooler pub than this within the British Isles? Confident that your local can top these? Get in touch via & we’ll look to add to this resource!