Get tiddly in the UK’s Usual pubs!

Whether it’s a catch up with your friends, some quick hearty grub or a romantic couple of drinks – the answer is always the pub.

Britain is internationally known for its pub culture. Stumble into any village, town or city and you’ll find a pub – usually full of old men and a great atmosphere.

The UK has over 48,000 pubs and it can be difficult to decide on one.  Here are some handpicked pubs in the UK’s top party destinations a perfect for a pint:

The Ship & Mitre, Liverpool:

In the heart of Liverpool and just around the corner from the famous Beatle’s Cavern Club. The Ship and Metre is the perfect place to stop on a night out in Liverpool.

The downstairs is designed like a charming old ship, whilst the upstairs has art décor theme. Stop by after 5pm on Wednesday for a free bowl of scouse!


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The Shed Bar, Leeds:

The Shed Bar boasts a vaulted-ceiling, album artwork and wooded walls. An impressive whiskey menu complements the mix of indie beats and old school rock tunes. Nestled in a magnificent railway archway: The Shed Bar provides the perfect acoustics for a gig. Perfect – if you don’t mind ripples in your drink from the trains above!


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Bag O’Nails, Hotwells, Bristol:

Half staffed by cats and pub crawls are banned – this pub is a hipster’s dream. You can even play your own music on the vinyl player.

You can experience the feeling of nostalgia by playing with Lego and you don’t have to share because there’s no kids allowed. Bag O’Nails is like marmite, you’ll either love it or you’ll hate it.


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The Counting House, Glasgow

You can’t deny the cheap and cheerful atmosphere of a Wetherspoons. Many of the venues are spectacular listed buildings or building conversions. The Counting House is situated in the former premises of the Bank of Scotland. Eat your burger and chips in the old bank vault.


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Ye Olde Mitre, London

Surrounded in myths and history this pub claims to be London’s most hidden pub. The tavern can only be accessed by a tiny, discrete passage.

Infamously known to inhabit the lawless, it’s the perfect place to hide from the police – but don’t let that put you off it’s quite charming!


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Split Chimp, Newcastle upon Tyne

Just a stone’s throw from Newcastle Train Stain Split Chimp is a quirky pit stop. You can relax and enjoy a selection of tasty real ale or play a good old-fashioned game of darts. Split Chimp is the only pub in the North East where you can play pub skittles on a 31ft long Pub Skittle Alley. If you want to escape to the seaside, their sister pub is located at Spanish City in Whitley Bay.


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One of the best things about these pubs is that they’re easily accessible by train. If you’re planning a trip to the pub soon – don’t forget to book cheap train tickets with NationalRail.com.