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Land’s End to John O’Groats – The UK’s Greatest Pubs

23/03/2016
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The pub crawl. It’s become a mainstay of British culture, the stuff of teenage dreams and twenty-something legend. All men have at least one good story pub crawl story “There was the one time…” that is brought out amongst fellow warriors. But for a great pub crawl, first of all you need great pubs.

How far would you be willing to go? What if you could go on a virtual pub crawl? Then where would it end? Or will you ditch the laptop and set yourself a challenge to find the UK’s very best boozers?

Well at StagWeb we did just that, from Land’s End to John O’Groats we’ve done the legwork, pint glass in hand in order to bring you the UK’s best pubs. You’re welcome.

The UK's Best Pubs


Pub Crawl Planning – It’s An Art

No two pub crawls are the same, the real art is in the planning.

the stags head

The Stag’s Head

The most common of modern pub crawls. It’s a stag do, alcohol will be involved and at the insistence of the rest of the party, the groom’s face should be seen in every last pub and bar so barmaids can kiss him goodbye. Or at least tell him to stop staring at their ‘optics’.



sportsman arms

The Sportsman’s Arms

One great pub crawl tradition is to turn it into a game. Pub golf is popular but there are some hilarious variations to mix a healthy amount of booze with some sporting competition. See more great pub games here.



not coming inn

The Not Coming Inn

Fancy dress, what could possibly go wrong… Well everything. Fancy dress pub crawls can be great, if you pick characters wisely, you’ll give people a laugh and add some colour to the evening. Turn up dressed as 14 Jimmy Savilles and you can expect to spend a lot of time pleading with unmoving doormen and muttering in pub car parks. Always choose your theme wisely.

the tape and measure

The Tape and Measure

Will involve way too much planning by a man who normally only sets foot in a pub on quiz night (where he’ll drink half a pint of “Badger’s Piddle” and argue with the quiz master for mispronouncing the name of a Star Trek character). If the invite arrives with a map, timings and list of ‘essentials’, avoid.

casual wanderer

The Casual Wanderer

Some of the very best pub crawls start by accident. You head for a quite drink and bump into Dave in the ‘Dog & Biscuit’ who gets a text from Chris in the ‘Duck & Cover’ so off you go, before you know it your threesome is a foursome and off to pub number five, the accidental pub crawl has begun and the evening is warming up nicely.

end of the road

The End of the Road

Small town pub crawls can be brilliant. One end of town to the other hitting every pub along the way. In some small towns this is a common Christmas tradition with happy crawlers exchanging greetings between pubs as they cross from one end of town to the other, stopping only for liquid refreshment.

The UK's Best Pubs

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