pubs

Op-Eds

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.
Sammy Maine
4.5.17
pubs

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.
Daisy Meager
3.6.17
cats

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.
Frans Blokhuis
2.16.17
drinking

How Your Job and Music Taste Affects What Booze You Drink

A conversation with Dr Thomas Thurnell-Read, a drinking expert.
Jak Hutchcraft
1.29.17
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.
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff
12.17.16
pubs

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.
Phoebe Hurst
8.16.16
beer

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.
Daisy Meager
7.20.16
NSFW

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
6.9.16
uk

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.
Steve Hindy
6.8.16
Restaurants

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.
Daisy Meager
6.2.16
pubs

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.
Clare Wiley
5.24.16
Stuff

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
3.21.16
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