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Beer and Pubs: Past, Present, and Future

Since the Middle Ages, people have been drinking beer, meeting friends, and trading gossip at the local tavern. Even renowned anthropologists acknowledge the vital social role played by these timeless drinking establishments.

This website seeks to pay tribute to beer, pubs, and the interesting people who frequent them. Here, readers will find insightful articles about numerous topics related to beer, from Britain's most time-worn watering holes to the best places to enjoy a pint today.

Anyone with a passion for beer, from ale connoisseurs to committed pub-crawlers, should be sure to regularly visit this site, where they'll always find something to "wet their whistle".

Biggest Pub Crawls in the UK

21 May 2021

The UK is filled to the brim with incredible and unique pubs. With over 45,000 pubs currently in business across the island, it would be an understatement to say it would be hard to visit them all. A creative and excellent way people get to experience the different venues and atmospheres is through a pub crawl.

A pub crawl is essentially a route taken on a night out. It usually consists of going pub to pub, having a single drink in each. This is an effective way to see various pubs in one night. It has become so popular that there are now planned routes for participants.

These routes are designed to optimise the experience and allow people to see the best of the best. We’re going to run you through some of the biggest pubs crawls in the UK. It is worth noting that weekends are also a busy time for UK casinos, often down to pub crawls.

The Monopoly Crawl - London

The name of this particular crawl is fairly self-explanatory. As seen on standard UK monopoly, you will take to 26 London streets and stations. All of which can be found on a monopoly board.

This will take you across the capital city, starting on Kent Road. This is considered one of the biggest pubs crawls one can partake. The voyage will take you the entire day due to its length and challenge. It’s a great way to see the beautiful city of London while experiencing some of its great pubs and bars.

The Mumbles Mile - Swansea

This Welsh pub crawl is an extremely popular one among locals and tourists alike. Beginning on Mumbles Road, you will face the task of taking on nine pubs throughout the day. The walking distance of the crawl will clock up about two miles. Starting in the middle of the day, you will travel the Welsh streets until you reach the final pub in the later hours.

The Otley Run - Leeds

This is a themed pub crawl. Meaning, you may have to get creative with your costume choice. You will begin your journey on the outskirts of the city centre. From here, you will tackle a whopping 16 pubs to find yourself in the heart of Leeds. This is also a day-long challenge that will see you through to the night.

The Ultimate Newcastle Bar Crawl - Newcastle

One of the UK’s most infamous clubbing cities brings you one of its biggest pub crawls. Spanning 4.3km in walking distance, you will be sent to 29 of the best pubs and bars Tyneside has to offer.

Your day-long journey will bring you right into the heart of the capital, where you will conclude your night at Bar Loco. This wild and wonderful pub crawl is certainly one not to forget.

Snake Venom: World's Strongest Beer

4 Apr 2021

The UK brewing legend, Brewmeister, introduces the strongest beer in the world, Snake Venom. To know how powerful an alcoholic beverage is, we look at the alcohol content. Most liquors such as whiskey have an ABV (Alcohol by Volume) of 40%. Snake Venom's ABV reading? 67.5%!

Beloved Beer 1000+ Years Old

7 Mar 2021

Who says the old needs to go? People in the past made excellent beer. The ancient Babylonians, for one, took beer brewing seriously. So it's no surprise that beer (particularly, craft beer with an ancient spin to it) of more than 1,000 years old is beloved by many.

Oktoberfest and People's Love for Beer

2 Feb 2021

Want to celebrate your love for beer and meet kindred spirits? Then get ready to experience the world's largest beer festival, Oktoberfest. Visit Munich, Germany, in mid (or late) September. And there, you'll find yourself in a stampede of folks who want the same thing; beer!