A Love Letter to British Metal Pubs
Plastic skulls and smoke-stained velvet curtains feel kind of dated, but independent venues that cater to subcultures are worth saving.
These Pub-Crawlers Just Reached Their 20,000th Pub
Peter Hill, co-founder of a charity pub crawl group, has consumed 46,632 pints touring Britain’s public houses.
Pub Cats Do Not Want to Cuddle You
Amsterdam may have recently opened its first cat café for kitty lovers, but the real pub cats of the city will claw you up if your cross them.
How Your Job and Music Taste Affects What Booze You Drink
A conversation with Dr Thomas Thurnell-Read, a drinking expert.
Question Of The Day
Let's Be Honest, Should We Just Ban All Kids from Restaurants?
We asked the good people of east London whether or not the idea of banning kids from your restaurant is legit.
This Pub Just Banned Tracksuits and People Aren’t Happy
The Thomas Waghorn, a Wetherspoons pub that opened in Kent last month, has introduced a dress code that bans tracksuits.
Would You Drink a Theresa May Beer?
The “Come What May” draught beer is on tap at two pubs in the new Prime Minister’s Maidenhead constituency.
Explaining the Bizarre World of British Nightlife to Americans
British nightlife is a beautiful free-for-all of internet drugs, Wavey Garms girls, illegal raving, and regretful sex. But to the American outsider, it can seem confusing.
Francisco Garcia & Zach Sokol
How Britain's Tax Laws Are Hurting the UK's Craft Beer Scene
Thanks to one of the craziest beer excise taxes in the world, craft brewers in the UK are being held back and the English pub, an icon of the culture, is dying at an alarming rate.
This Campaign Group Wants to Ban Music In Restaurants
Pipedown has joined forces with deafness charity Action on Hearing in urging British restaurants to switch off their sound systems. “Many people who have hearing problems won’t go out to these places,” says Pipedown national secretary Nigel Rodgers.
This Is How You Build a Pub Entirely from Scratch
Four pubs close every day in Britain but in Manchester, people are taking matters into their own hands—literally—and building a boozer from scratch. Everything from the bar tiles to the dart boards is being handmade by volunteers.
This Woman Is Visiting Every Location of the UK’s Biggest Pub Chain to Honor Her Late Husband
Mags Thomson's hobby is more than just an eccentric pastime—it also helps her cope with grief and celebrate life.
Angus Harrison, Photos by Chris Bethell
Angus Harrison, Photos: Chris Bethell