• Cricketers, Rickling Green: Pub & village green
    Cricketers, Rickling Green, Essex

Village Locals

Village locals are proper pubs, serving the local community as well as visitors. They may serve food but they are not dining pubs. They bring people together and encourage discussion and bonding, and they are the focal point of the village where groups and societies meet. See the full listing of village locals here

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My Top Five Pub Discoveries in 2023

I managed to go to about 60 new pubs in 2023 which was quite an achievement for me. It did mean it was very difficult to narrow the choice down to the top five, but I’ve chosen a varied selection from Norfolk in the East to Herefordshire in the west (of England) up to Glasgow in the north.

A stroll around the heritage pubs of Maida Vale

Maida Vale is a well off residential area in north west London known for its streets of mansion blocks. It’s also home to Little Venice, the canal basin on the Regents Canal famous for multiple narrowboats and waterside cafes and pubs. What the area is less well known for is its collection of exceptional Victorian heritage pubs. This short walk takes in four pubs, all well worth a visit to see the extravagant steps brewers and entrepreneurs took to ensure their pub outdid their neighbours in style and elegance.