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We’ve got drinks packages, buffet menus, sit-down meals and a unique atmosphere in each of our historic pubs.
Our dedicated and friendly teams can cater for any style of event, from 10 to 350 people and many of our pubs have large private spaces which can be booked for hire.
THE ARGYLL ARMS
Located in Oxford Circus London, The Argyll Arms is just a short stroll from Oxford Street, Regent Street and Cavendish Square Gardens. Dating back to 1972, The Argyll Arms offers a fascinating social and historical narrative; rumour has it that a secret tunnel once connected the pub to the Duke’s mansion!
18 Argyll Street, London, Greater London, W1F 7TP
THE BEAR AND STAFF
You’ll find The Bear and Staff in Leicester Square, near to Charing Cross Road and Trafalgar Square. Dating back to 1714, our pubs name came from the crest of the Neville Family and counts villains and celebrities in its considerable history. The current building, dating from 1878, was once frequented by Charlie Chaplin and our restaurant is named in his honour.
10-12 Bear Street, London, Greater London, WC2H 7AX
Nestled in amongst in London's theatre district, The Cambridge is popular with audiences and actors alike. Built-in 1887 on the site of The King's Arms, it is next to the Palace Theatre, formerly the Royal English Opera House. The Cambridge lies in the heart of Soho, which was a royal hunting ground in the days of Henry VIII.
93 Charing Cross Rd, London, Greater London, WC2H 0DP
You’ll find us on Kingly Street, just off Regent Street. The Clachan also happens to be Gaelic for 'meeting place' and explains the reason behind our name. Built-in 1898, this local pub boasts many of its original Victorian features, including rich wood carvings and structural ironwork. Our pub served as the local for the firemen of Station No.12, as well as the police officers of the Special Constable Reserve in King Street.
34 Kingly Street, London, Greater London, W1B 5QH
Based near the epicentre of London’s 1960s counterculture scene, you’ll find us amongst the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly. Our pub is named after the Duke of Clarence, who later became King William IV, and our location marks where Sir Alexander Bell's first successful telephone call was made. Dover Street boasts a long line of famous residents, including 18th century poet Alexander Pope, Buckingham Palace architect John Nash, and Polish composer Frederic Chopin.
4 Dover Street, London, Greater London, W1S 4L
THE COAL HOLE
Located in Strand, a stone's throw from the River Thames and Waterloo Bridge, The Coal Hole is rumoured to occupy what was once the coal cellar for the Savoy Hotel! In the Victorian era, the pub was a well-known 'song and supper' club. Gilbert and Sullivan regularly performed here in Edwardian times, and the Shakespearean actor Edmund Keane started the Wolf Club here for oppressed husbands forbidden to sing in the bath!
91-92 Strand, London, Greater London, WC2R 0DW
THE DOG AND DUCK
You’ll easily find The Dog and Duck in Soho within a short stroll of Dean Street, Greek Street and Frith Street. Many famous historical figures have visited our pub, including John Constable, Madonna, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and George Orwell. Originally built in 1734 on the site of the Duke of Monmouth's home, the present building was built in 1897 and is considered to have one of London's most exquisite interiors of the period, characterised by thousands of highly glazed tiles.
18 Bateman Street, London, Greater London, W1D 3AJ
DOGGETT'S COAT AND BADGE
With stunning panoramic views over the Thames, the City of London, and St Paul’s Cathedral, Doggett’s Coat and Badge is located right in the heart of London. Our pub is named after Thomas Doggett, the organiser of the London Bridge to Chelsea rowing race (Oxford-Cambridge) along the Thames. Winners of the boat race would be awarded a coat and badge — hence “Doggett’s Coat and Badge”.
1 Blackfriars Bridge, London, Greater London, SE1 9UD
THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE
Our pub in Kensington is a favourite among journalists and many historic front pages adorn our walls. The name Elephant and Castle may derive from a connection to Catherine of Aragon, whose title of 'Infanta de Castille y Aragon' could have been anglicised. Alternatively, it may be linked to the Cutlers' company of the City of London whose emblem is a war elephant with a howdah on its back.
40 Holland Street, London, Greater London, W8 4LT
You’ll easily find The Feathers in Westminster within a short stroll of Victoria Street and Birdcage Walk. The sign over our pub's wonderful Victorian façade commemorates the feathers of the Prince of Wales. When the pub was built, the then Prince was to become the future Edward VII. Opposite us is the grand head office of the London Transport Executive. The sculpted figures facing the pub are by Epstein and depict 'Day', with 'Night' being represented on the other side of the building.
18-20 Broadway, London, Greater London, SW1H 0BH
THE HENRY ADDINGTON
Our iconic dockside pub is located in the middle of London’s bustling financial hubs, Canary Wharf. We’re named after Henry Addington, the First Viscount Sidmouth and Prime Minister between 1801 and 1804. Our heritage is tied up with that of Canary Wharf – part of the West India Docks and the finest enclosed docks, which were vital to the Port of London.
22-28 Mackenzie Walk, London, Greater London, E14 4PH
THE HOOP & GRAPES
You’ll find The Hoop & Grapes near Whitechapel, Aldgate Tube and Mansell Street. This historic building has a rich history, going all the way back to the Great Fire of London in 1666 when the fire stopped just 50 yards from the timber-framed buildings.
Seats up to: 500 people
47 Aldgate High Street, London, Greater London, EC3N 1AL
THE HORNIMAN AT HAYS
You’ll find The Horniman at Hays next to the River Thames, near Potters Fields Park with London Bridge five minutes away. Situated in a 17th-century brew-house, The Horniman at Hays features a glorious centrepiece staircase, marble countertops and antique wall clock.
Seats up to: 350 people
Unit 26 Hays Galleria, London, Greater London, SE1 2HD
THE LORD ABERCONWAY
Located in Old Broad Street, The Lord Aberconway, is a pub full of unique character and a quirky vibe within a traditional setting. Our pub dates back to the 19th Century, where it was rebuilt and fondly named after the last chairman of the old Metropolitan Railway. Our historic pub is supposedly haunted, and some say the spirits are those of the victims of the Great Fire of London; the Monument to the Great Fire stands nearby.
72 Old Broad Street, London, Greater London, EC2M 1QT
You’ll find The Magpie in Bishopsgate within a short walk of Liverpool Street Station, Bishopsgate and Houndsditch. At the beginning of the 20th Century, the site of our pub was an ambulance station, but its place in history was secured when one of the first electric ambulances was stationed here in 1909. At night time and Sundays this one vehicle served the entire city.
12 New Street, London, Greater London, EC2M 4TP
THE MARQUIS OF GRANBY
Located on Rathbone Street, The Marquis of Granby was once the meeting place for literary high brows and gangland lowlife. In the 1930s, Dylan Thomas, T. S. Eliot and others rubbed shoulders here with street girls and small-time gangsters. Our historic namesake, The Marquis of Granby, lost his wig leading a heroic cavalry charge at the Battle of Minden in 1759. To this day inn signs, including ours, never show him wearing a wig.
2 Rathbone Street, London, Greater London, W1T 1NR
You’ll find The Mudlark by the River Thames, near to The Shard, London Bridge Experience, Borough Market and the Globe Theatre. Its name comes from the 18th Century practice of searching the muddy riverside for valuable metals and things that fell from the passing ships.
Montague Close, London, Greater London, SE1 9DA
THE OLD BELL TAVERN
Conveniently located in Fleet Street, The Old Bell Tavern boasts a long and proud history and has been a licensed tavern for more than 300 years. Built by Sir Christopher Wren, it housed his masons who were rebuilding St Bride's Church after the Great Fire. It’s also located on the same street as infamous villain, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
95 Fleet Street, London, Greater London, EC4Y 1DH
THE OLD THAMESIDE INN
The Old Thameside Inn is located on the banks of the River Thames, in the scenic London Bridge area. Our pub was once an old spice warehouse, and the remains of Winchester Palace stand behind The Old Thameside. The cobbled road that runs behind the pub is linked to the original Clink Prison, whilst a full-scale replica of Sir Francis Drake’s famous ship, the Golden Hind, sits beside us on the Thames.
Pickfords Wharf, Clink St, London, Greater London, SE1 9DG
You’ll find The Porcupine in Leicester Square, close to Shaftesbury Avenue and Long Acre. The Porcupine has proudly stood its ground since 1725. In years gone by we were a haunt of the freemasons and in 1807 became the meeting place for another group; the 'Lodge of Confidence'. In 1822 a gang of thieves came here for a celebratory drink, after burgling the house of Lord Ashbrook. They were later nabbed after asking the landlord to put their equipment behind the bar for 'safe keeping'!
48 Charing Cross Road, London, Greater London, WC2H 0BS
THE PRINCESS OF WALES
You’ll find The Princess Of Wales in Charing Cross within a short stroll of Embankment, Charing Cross Tube and Trafalgar Square. Our pub is named in memory of George IV's secret first wife. When still Prince Regent, he secretly married Catholic widow Maria Fitzherbert in 1785. The marriage was declared illegal at his father's behest, because George would have been ineligible to reign with a Catholic wife.
27 Villiers Street, London, Greater London, WC2N 6ND
You’ll find The Ship in Talbot Court within a short stroll of Monument Tube, Gracechurch Street and Eastcheap. Our 17th Century pub is true to its era with dark wood fittings, serving a great range of beers and cask ales on tap, plus British food upstairs.
11 Talbot Court, London, Greater London, EC3V 0BP
THE SIR CHRISTOPHER HATTON
Conveniently located in Hatton Gardens, our pub aptly takes its name from the historic figure of Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chancellor of England and rumoured to be a lover of Elizabeth I. In the 1600s Hatton Garden was built and as a result of 80% of the world's diamonds passing through the gardens in 1987, it went on to become the centre of London's jewellery trade.
4 Leather Lane, London, Greater London, EC1N 7RA
THE ST GEORGE'S TAVERN
You’ll find The St Georges Tavern a short stroll from Victoria Street, Buckingham Palace Road and Apollo Victoria Theatre. Our pub takes centre stage in the history of entertainment as the 'Godfather of the music hall’. It was Charles Morton, who transformed our beautiful pub from a restaurant to a saloon to stage entertainment. In 1840 St Georges Tavern was converted so that the wealthy could enjoy a night out, watching various acts who did a 'turn'.
14 Belgrave Road, London, Greater London, SW1V 1QD
THE SUGAR LOAF
You’ll find The Sugar Loaf in Cannon Street within a short stroll of Festival Gardens, Bank and Southwark Bridge. Our traditional pub dates from the 19th century and serves a delicious range of pub food and real ales.
65 Cannon Street, London, Greater London, EC4N 5AA
You’ll find The Blackfriar a short walk from Blackfriars Bridge, nearby many iconic attractions, such as St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern and The Globe. Set in a historic, Art Nouveau Grade II building, The Blackfriar was built in 1875 on the site of a Dominican friary.
Seats up to: 350 people
174 Queen Victoria Street, London, Greater London, EC4V 4EG
The Crown's historical distinction comes from the fact that it stands on the site of the Hickford Rooms, once the main concert halls of London. Mozart gave a recital here in 1765, aged just nine. Our Brewer Street address commemorates the 18th century breweries that sat on our doorstep, both now demolished sadly. We are also known as a popular haunt of American airmen in the Second World War.
64 Brewer Street, London, Greater London, W1F 9TP
The Falcon is conveniently located at St. Johns Hill on Clapham Junction, within walking distance of Twickenham, Clapham Common Park, The Clapham Grand, Hyde Park, and Buckingham Palace. Our stunning interiors were designed by artist MC Escher; most famous for his strange graphic works, depicting surreal and impossible perspectives. The Falcon stained glass window overlooking the bar is part of the crest of the St John family and responsible for the name of the bar.
2 St. Johns Hill, London, Greater London, SW11 1RU
The Flying Horse is the last remaining pub on Oxford Street. Once known as The Flying Horse, its heritage can be dated back to at least 1790. In our early days our regulars were theatregoers from the nearby Tottenham Street Theatre an auditorium that was once London's finest music hall. In our pub, you'll find three curvaceous ladies painted by Felix de Jong, the leading decorative artist in music hall.
6 Oxford Street, London, Greater London, W1D 1AN
The Globe is conveniently located a short stroll from Moorgate and Liverpool Street Underground Stations and the Barbican Centre. With its elegant rococo exterior, our pub sits in a prominent position at the junction, running along the line of a Roman Wall. It’s also situated close to the original site of notorious Bedlam (Bethlem) Hospital for fans of London’s history. The famous poet, John Keats, was also born in a stable next door — quite the claim to fame!
83 Moorgate, London, Greater London, EC2M 6SA
THE KING'S HEAD
The Kings Head is conveniently located in Mayfair, London, just a short walk from Piccadilly, Old Bond Street and Green Park Tube. With a long and distinguished history, The King's Head stands on land formerly owned by the Duke of Albemarle. It’s undergone several name changes since 1710 but is now back with its original name thought to be credited to King Charles II. Some however, believe it is named after King George II, so we depicted both on our pub's sign.
10 Stafford Street, London, Greater London, W1S 4RX
The Swan is conveniently located on Hammersmith Broadway, within a short stroll of West Kensington, Barons Court, Fulham and Kings Mall Shopping Centre. Built in 1901 as a hotel on the site of an old coaching inn, The Swan has always been central to travellers, feeding their imagination during their stay. Those who stayed longer made the town into the home for creative industries, such as The Silver Studio that designed textile patterns for Liberty of London.
46 Hammersmith Broadway, London, Greater London, W6 0DZ
The Wellington is a stone's throw from the River Thames, Waterloo Bridge, Somerset House, and Covent Garden. Dating back to 1903, The Wellington is famous for its stunning neo-gothic interiors, including the impressive ground floor sculpted ceiling, stained glass windows and it’s large, cosy, original marble fireplace. Our pub is named after Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, who famously defeated Napoleon in 1815. He later went on to become Prime Minister.
351 The Strand, London, Greater London, WC2R 0HS
THE THREE GREYHOUNDS
Located in the bustling area of Soho, we’ve got a reputation for serving one of the best pints of Guinness in the area, as well as being a drinking haunt for the likes of Wolfgang Mozart, The Sex Pistols and The Clash. Dating back to 1847, The Three Greyhounds was named after the dogs who once hunted hares here, when Soho was open ground. Since those days we’ve also branched out and feature in a scene from Bend it like Beckham, and also as a live music venue for the recording of Mike Posner’s acoustic rendition of, ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’ for Billboard Magazine.
25 Greek Street, London, Greater London, W1D 5DD
THE WALRUS AND THE CARPENTER
The Walrus and The Carpenter sits in full view of The Monument, which was designed by Sir Christopher Wren to commemorate the Great Fire of London. The imposing column’s 61 metre height marks its distance to the site of the King’s baker, Thomas Farynor’s shop in Pudding Lane, where the fire began. Our name comes from a poem by Lewis Carroll and the verse is recited by Tweedledum and Tweedledee in 'Through The Looking Glass'.
45 Monument Street, London, Greater London, EC3R 8BU
THE WHITE HORSE
Located on Newburgh Street, The White Horse is a short jaunt from Great Marlborough Street, Broadwick Street and Piccadilly Circus. Dating back to the early 1700s, our wonderful pub was rebuilt in the 1930s with a stunning art deco exterior, and two original stained glass pub signs in the ironwork of our balcony, depicting a prancing white horse.
16 Newburgh Street, London, Greater London, W1F 7RY
THE WHITE LION
You’ll find The White Lion in Covent Garden within a short stroll of Covent Garden Tube, Long Acre and Floral Street. We’re proud of our history and iconic features, such as our black and gold facade, traditional wood panelling and upstairs dining area.
24 James Street, London, Greater London, WC2E
THE WHITE SWAN
You’ll find The White Swan within a short stroll of Leicester Square and The Strand. We’re proud of our heritage and iconic features, including antique fittings and dark wood bar.
14 New Row, Covent Garden, London, Greater London, WC2N 4LF
You’ll find Williamson’s Tavern just a short stroll from Cheapside, Watling Street, and Bow Lane. Said to hold the oldest excise licence in the City, our original tavern has a distinguished history. We were originally a residence for the Lord Mayors of London, and William III and Mary dined here. The original pub dates to the 17th Century, not long after the Great Fire of London. We were rebuilt in the 1930s, and our 'new' interior reflects the style of that period.
1 Groveland Court, London, Greater London, EC4M 9EH
THE WOODINS SHADES
The Woodins Shades is perfectly located in the heart of Bishopsgate, within walking distance of Liverpool Street Station, London Wall and the Museum of London. Dating back over 150 years, our pub has long been a local for the traders of Spitalfields Market and Petticoat Lane Market. In the Middle Ages, the historic Sunday street market was in a tree-lined country road called Hog’s Lane, possibly because pigs were kept in nearby fields!
212 Bishopsgate, London, Greater London, EC2M 4PT
YE OLDE WATLING
Basking in the shade of St Paul’s Cathedral, Ye Olde Watling is located in the heart of the city of London, on the historic Roman Road, Watling Street. After being burned down in the Great Fire of London, our historic building was rebuilt by Sir Christopher Wren in 1668 to house his workers and, most importantly, provide somewhere for them to drink. The plans for St Paul’s Cathedral were actually drawn up in what is now our dining room — quite a claim to fame!
29 Watling Street, London, Greater London, EC4M 9BR
You’ll find The York in Islington within a short stroll of Upper Street, Angel Tube and Duncan Street. We’re a traditional pub of unique character, dating back to the 18th century, serving an eclectic range of real ales and quality pub food.
82 Islington High Street, London, Greater London, N1 8EQ
Located on one of the oldest streets in Birmingham, Bacchus Bar encompasses an eclectic mix of themed rooms, making it one of the best places to eat in Birmingham. Grab a drink in our Egyptian room, sit down for a hearty meal in the French dining room, or sample one of the fine ales in our medieval bar.
Burlington Arcade, New Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4JH
THE OLD CONTEMPTIBLES
You can find The Old Contemptibles on Edmund Street, within a short stroll of Corporation Street and Colmore Row. Our name honours the First World War heroes, the British Expeditionary Force led by General Sir John French. Kaiser Wilhelm II ordered his men to exterminate French's 'contemptible little army', leading to the nickname that we now proudly remember and which also stuck to the 1914 Star medal, The Old Contemptibles' medal.
176 Edmund Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2HB
The Shakespeare in Lower Temple Street is located within a short stroll of Birmingham New Street Railway Station, Alexandra Theatre and The Bull Ring Shopping Centre. The Shakespeare is one of many rare gems held in the highest of regard for its intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
Lower Temple Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B2 4JD
THE SHAKESPEARE INN
You'll find The Shakespeare Inn in Summer Row within a short stroll of Snow Hill Station, The Jewellery Quarter and The Bull Ring Shopping Centre. Our traditional pub is full of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and quality pub food.
Summer Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JJ
THE CARPENTER'S ARMS
You’ll find The Carpenter's Arms within a short stroll of Windsor Castle, Thames Street and Castle Hill. The first reference to The Carpenter's Arms was recorded in the Berkshire Pigot's Directory of 1844, with the license held by J. Humphreys. The Carpenter's Arms takes its name from the tradesmen that drank here — the etchings of carpenters in the windows are a tribute to that.
4 Market Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1PB
You will find The Chequers in Oxford within a short stroll of Queen Street, St Aldates and Cornmarket Street. Some of our pub’s interior dates back to the 1500s when an old tenement belonging to a moneylender was rebuilt as a tavern. The chequerboard was the symbol of the money-changer having its origins in the checked cloth used by the Romans in their calculations, hence Chancellor of the Exchequer. Our pub once exhibited strange animals discovered by 17th Century explorers and technological marvels of the age.
131 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4DH
Based in Oxford within a short stroll of Queens Street, Carfax Tower and High Street, The Crown has had a succession of famous landlords. In the year of the Gunpowder Plot it was kept by John Davenant and it was during this time Shakespeare paid his frequent visits to Oxford. The poet used to stop in the University town on his journeys between Stratford and London, and the Crown was his headquarters.
59a Cornmarket Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3HB
THE EAGLE AND CHILD
The Eagle and Child lays claim to a number of interesting literary connections. J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and fellow writers met here and dubbed themselves 'The Inklings'. They nicknamed the pub 'The Bird and Baby'. A public house since 1650, our hostelry takes its name from the crest of the Earls of Derby. During the Civil War, our building was used as a playhouse for Royalist soldiers.
49 St. Giles, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3LU
THE OLD BUTTERMARKET
You will find The Old Buttermarket in Canterbury within a short stroll of Mercery Lane, Burgate and Canterbury Cathedral. There has been a public house on this site for over 500 years; a coaching inn called the Black Boy, stood here from the 1600s until 1908. A butter market used to be held in the square outside our pub. Flint pieces in the cellars indicate it may stand on Roman remains and we know that we used to be connected by tunnels to Canterbury Cathedral.
39 Burgate, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2HW
THE PUMP HOUSE
The Pump House is one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Brighton; A stone fireplace in our bar bears the initials of Miss Elliot who bought the building in 1766 and the cellars of our fine old building date from medieval times. When the beach was further inland a hand-operated pump was used to bring sea water to us and to nearby hostelries as people believed it had health giving properties.
46 Market Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1HH
Known for once being a 19th century hotel, we’re based in a historic, beautifully restored building. With its grand lounges, smoking rooms and a rear stable, Alexandra was once used as a boarding house to provide R&R for the RAF pilots in WW2. Enjoy sweeping views of the Stray, Fountains Abbey, the Yorkshire Dales, as well as Harrogate’s best-kept secret — Montpellier Quarter
Prospect Place, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 1LB
THE CROSS KEYS
Dating back to the late 1800s, The Cross Keys is a snug and traditional Victorian pub. Located in the main central shopping street of Goodramgate, our pub is close to York Minster. This area was created in the Viking era and is chronicled through the history and magnificence of architecture, war, politics and social evolution, much of it documented by the nearby Minster and Jorvik Viking Centre.
34 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LF
You’ll find Harkers in Saint Helens Square — the city's historic Roman Praetorian Gate stood across where Harkers is now. Probably rebuilt around 300AD, the gate was the main entrance to the City of York. Part of this structure is exposed in the basement of our pub. Our name 'Harkers' is taken from 'Harker's Hotel', which stood in nearby St. Helen's Square.
1 St. Helens Square, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8QN
THE OLD WHITE SWAN
The Old White Swan is a collection of buildings with a unique history that dates from the 16th Century. We are one of York's oldest pubs and are said to be haunted. Buildings at the rear of our courtyard date to medieval times and in 1781, the world's tallest man, Mr O'Brian, was exhibited here at the pub. O'Brian stood 8 feet tall and the then landlord charged onlookers a shilling.
80 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LF
THE PUNCH BOWL
Said to be haunted, The Punch Bowl has been a pub for over four centuries, or perhaps we should say pubs, as we have suffered two major fires. We have a historical connection with the Whig Party from the 17th Century. Punch was the preferred drink of the Whigs, whilst the Tories liked their claret. Any pub displaying a punch bowl sign was, therefore, declaring its political allegiance.
7 Stonegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8A
THE RAILWAY TAVERN
The Railway Tavern was known in 1855 as The Railway Hotel, one of several pubs in the famous Quadrant of Richmond. In Victorian days the pub also offered rooms to its patrons, perhaps for sleep after one too many at the bar – or for those catching an early train. Today, the rooms have gone, but the pub remains and has been restored to its former glory. In fact, it's the perfect railway waiting room.
28-29 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1DN
THE SCARBROUGH HOTEL
You will find The Scarbrough Hotel in Bishopsgate Street Leeds within a short walk of Leeds Railway Station, Neville Street and Boar Lane. Our traditional pub is full of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food.
Bishopsgate Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DY
THE CROOKED BILLET
Taking its name from a boomerang-shaped tree branch, The Crooked Billet is the oldest pub on the High Street, and the only one that’s not named after a shipping vessel. Our 16th century tavern is a grade 2 listed building, which boasts historic seafaring connections. It’s existence spans more than 160 years, from the early 1850s, when the Billet Club was formed to help sick fishermen
51 High Street, Leigh-On-Sea, Essex, SS9 2EP
The Mitre is a pub with a long and venerable history, standing on the site of two former inns — the Blackmoor's Head and The Cock and Magpie. The first inn took its name from Robert Blackmoor, a medieval chantry priest. The coming of the railway took away much of the river trade upon which both inns depended to the point whereby 1874 the Cock & Magpie was the only remaining pub.
17 Bridge Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1UF
Our pub is in one of the most culturally and historically important buildings in Manchester. Originally known as The Portico Library, it was conceived in 1803 by a group of businessmen and built-in Runcorn stone with a neo-classical style. The library and newsroom opened three years later in 1806 and the Portico Library still survives upstairs to this day.
57 Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2 3FF
THE PHILHARMONIC DINING ROOMS
Dazzling and flamboyant, our pub has its own deserved place in history as 'the most ornate pub in England'. Known as 'The Phil', our magnificent hostelry takes its name from Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall, directly opposite us. Commissioned between 1898 and 1900, it’s a showpiece design, created in the style of a gentlemen's club. We have long been a favourite with concert-goers and performers alike.
36 Hope Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9BX
THE OLD WELLINGTON
Built-in 1552, The Old Wellington is the oldest building of its kind in Manchester. Nicknamed ‘The Old Welly’, our pub became part of Draper’s Shop in 1554 and was the family home of the Byrom family. It was John Byrom, born here in 1692, who invented an early form of shorthand. Our half-timbered traditional building was moved 100m from its original site as part of a redevelopment programme in 1998.
4 Cathedral Gates, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 1SW
THE VICTORIA COMET
You’ll find The Victoria Comet directly opposite Central Station. Our traditional pub is full of unique character and is revered for its eclectic range of real ales and quality pub food. From delicious sharers, through to classic main dishes and succulent burgers, there's something to suit every appetite.
38 Neville Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 5DF
THE SAWYER'S ARMS
You’ll find The Sawyer's Arms in Manchester within a short stroll of Arndale Centre, The Lowry and Manchester Opera House. This Grade II-listed building has been a pub since the 1700s. In fact, it's said to be one of Manchester's oldest pubs, having first gained its licence in 1730.
138 Deansgate, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 2RP
THE CONAN DOYLE
You’ll find The Conan Doyle close to Picardy Place, where the pub's namesake, the great author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, was born on 22nd May 1859. Today, an over life-sized bronze statue of Conan Doyle's greatest creation, Sherlock Holmes, stands opposite his birthplace. The most famous fictional detective is portrayed in meditation on the death of his author.
71-73 York Place, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 3JD
DEACON BRODIES TAVERN
Our pub is named after Deacon Brodie – one of the inspirations behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll and Hyde. Born in 1741, Brodie was a deacon of the Guild of Wrights — a group of skilled carpenters. By day, he was a respectable citizen and member of the town council. But by night, he was caught up in
435 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 2NT
THE CROWN LIQUOR SALOON
Dating back to the 1880s, The Crown is a gem of the Victorian era. Formerly known as The Liquor Saloon in Great Victoria Street, our pub was one of the mightiest Victorian Gin Palaces in the city, and still boasts many of its original features, including gaslighting. Refurbished in 1885, and at least twice since, The Crown is a grade A listed building owned by the National Trust and is a truly stunning example of a traditional Victorian gin palace.
46 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT2 7
GREYFRIARS BOBBY'S BAR
Located in the heart of Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh in Candlemaker Row and occupying the ground floor of a row of Georgian houses, Greyfriars Bobby’s Bar adjoins the historic Candlemakers' Hall, built-in 1722. Our name is inspired by an Edinburgh legend of a scruffy Skye terrier called Bobby. When his owner died in 1858, Bobby faithfully watched over his grave and was buried alongside his master in the Greyfriars Kirkyard in 1872.
30-34 Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 2QE
THE DRUM AND MONKEY
The Drum and Monkey was a former bank building and retains the same air of grandeur. Erected in 1924 by the eminent architect Andrew Balfour, our pub’s style has been compared to classical American architecture of the time. Our location on St. Vincent Street, marks the British sea victory over the French off the coast of Spain in 1797. Our famous name is said to derive from the travelling showmen who would tour the country with performing monkeys which would often play on a drum.
91 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, Glasgow City Council, G2 5TF
The Haymarket stands on the crossroads of a changing city. This is where Edinburgh's Haymarket used to be held. Directly outside our pub, stands the Haymarket Clock, a memorial to the Heart of Midlothian football team of 1914 that signed up en masse to fight in the First World War. They were the first British team to display such patriotic unity — and all this in a year in which many believed they could have won the cup.
11-14a West Maitland Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH12 5DS
The Kenilworth and its vicinity has a long and interesting history. The present pub replaces an earlier one designed in 1893 by a wine and spirit merchant. It was converted in 1904 and takes its name from a novel by Sir Walter Scott, whose portrait hangs outside. Thistle Street and Rose Street were built originally for the artisans of the New Town.
152-154 Rose Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH2 3JD
THE LAST DROP
You’ll find The Last Drop in Grassmarket within a short stroll of Victoria Street, Cowgate and Candlemaker Row. Our traditional pub is abundant with a unique character that’s revered for its eclectic range of real ales and classic pub food.
74-78 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 2JR
THE MITRE BAR
You’ll find The Mitre Bar on the Royal Mile within a short stroll of North Bridge, Waverley Station and Holyrood. In 1615, the site of our tavern was occupied by a fine tenement that was owned by John Spottiswood, then Bishop of St Andrews. The tenement burned down in 1814 and was replaced by The Mitre Bar, a nod to the bishop's headgear. Legend has it that the Bishop's throne is buried under what is now the bar area — some say his spirit still walks the pub.
131-133 High Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH1 1SG
ROSE STREET BREWERY
Rose Street Brewery is situated on Rose Street and stands in Edinburgh’s New Town, which was built when a competition was held back in 1766. The challenge went out to architects; “Let us boldly enlarge Edinburgh to the utmost.” It was won by a 23-year-old named James Craig. The area has a long and interesting history and by the mid-1800s, Rose Street had established itself as a drinking oasis and this reputation is proudly upheld to
55-57 Rose Street, Edinburgh, City Of Edinburgh, EH2 2NH
NB. A hire charge and minimum spends may be required in some of our meeting rooms. Our menus can also be tailored to suit your specific requirements or any dietary needs.