The world's leading travel guide publisher features our pubs at number 154 (The Crown) and number 420 (The Philharmonic) in their newest book of the top 500 UK experiences — Lonely Planet's Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist.
Our intricately decorated city-centre saloon is a gem of the Victorian era and formerly one of the mightiest Victorian Gin Palaces in the city. Not only has our pub been recognised by Lonely Planet for its magnificent bar, elaborate features and atmospheric lighting… we’ve also been praised for pouring a perfect pint every time!
Dazzling, flamboyant and almost famous for our marble men’s toilets… The Philharmonic already has its own deserved place in history as 'the most ornate pub in England'. Named after the concert hall that sits opposite, our pub is complemented by Lonely Planet as ‘one of the most beautiful watering holes in all of England’.
Come and see for yourself why The Crown Liquor Saloon and The Philharmonic Dining Rooms have been listed in the top 500 experiences or find your local Nicholson’s pub.