Good Beer Guide

My new project for 2019 onwards, which might take a few decades, is to start visiting every pub in the Good Beer Guide (GBG). Obviously that’s an unreachable aim since there are 4,500 pubs in the guide (as of July 2021, I’ve visited a little over 150), but I’ll try to divert to these pubs where I can….. And the 2021 edition is now out…..

I’ve been pretty impressed at the pubs listed in the guide, so CAMRA are doing a good job, despite the complaints they get about the listing process.

Another potential problem is that pubs fall out of the guide and get added to it, so I might well be listing pubs below that are no longer GBG pubs. I’ll only list them below once I’ve written about the pub.

 

ALDERSHOT

Garden Gate

 

AMBLESIDE

The Lily

 

BARNSLEY

Jolly Tap on the Arcade

Old No 7, The

 

BERWICK-UPON-TWEED

Pilot Inn

 

BILLERICAY

Billericay Brewing Co. Micropub

 

BIRMINGHAM

Cherry Red’s Cafe Bar

Colmore

Craven Arms

Head of Steam (Visit 1) : Head of Steam (Visit 2)

Pint Shop

The Post Office Vaults

Wellington Pub

 

BLOXWICH

Bloxwich Showman

 

BRADFORD

Record Cafe

 

BRIGHTON

Craft Beer Co

Evening Star

Prince Albert

 

BRISTOL

Bag of Nails

Three Tuns

 

BURTON

Last Heretic

 

CAMBRIDGE

Calverley’s Brewery

Cambridge Blue

Free Press

Old Ticket Office

Pint Shop

 

CHELMSFORD

Ale House

Hop Beer Shop

Railway Tavern

Ship Pub, The

 

COLCHESTER

Odd One Out

Victoria Inn

 

COVENTRY

The Old Windmill

 

EALING

Sir Michael Balcon

 

EDINBURGH

Bow Bar

Jolly Judge

 

GLASGOW

Counting House

Drum and Monkey

Laurieston Bar

Pot Still

Raven, The

Sir John Moore

Scotia Bar

Society Room

 

GREAT YARMOUTH

Mariners

Tombstone Saloon

 

HALIFAX

Victorian Craft Beer Cafe

 

HUDDERSFIELD

Grove, The

King’s Head

Rat and Ratchet

 

HULL

Admiral of the Humber

Chilli Devil’s Real Ale and Chilli Bar

Furley & Co

George Hotel

Head of Steam

Hop and Vine

Minerva

Three John Scotts

Ye Olde White Hart

 

INGLETON

Masons Freehouse

 

LEEDS

Head of Steam (Park Row)

North Bar

Tapped

Templar Hotel

Vocation @ Assembly Underground

Whitelock’s Ale House

 

LEEK

Fountain Inn

 

LEICESTER

Ale Wagon, The

Black Horse

Globe, The

King’s Head

Real Ale Classroom

Salmon, The

Sir Robert Peel

Two-Tailed Lion, The

West End Brewery

Wygston’s House

 

LIVERPOOL

Head of Steam

Richard John Blackler

Sanctuary

Thomas Rigby’s

 

LONDON (listed by borough as I didn’t know how best else group them together)

 

LONDON (CENTRAL/CITY OF LONDON)

Blackfriar

Crosse Keys

Harp, The

Hoop and Grapes

Old Bank of England Pub

Pelt Trader

 

LONDON (CAMDEN, BOROUGH OF)

Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell (Visit 1)

Craft Beer Co, Clerkenwell (Visit 2)

Doric Arch, Euston

Holborn Whippet, Holborn

Swan, Holborn

Ye Olde Mitre, Holborn

 

LONDON (EALING, BOROUGH OF)

George and Dragon, Acton

Red Lion and Pineapple, Acton

Sir Michael Balcon, Ealing

 

LONDON (HACKNEY, BOROUGH OF)

Craft Beer Co, Old Street

Crown and Shuttle, Shoreditch

 

LONDON (HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM, BOROUGH OF)

Craft Beer Co, Hammersmith

 

LONDON (HAVERING, BOROUGH OF)

JJ Moons, Hornchurch

Upminster Taproom, Upminster

 

LONDON (HILLINGDON, BOROUGH OF)

White Hart, Harlington

Botwell Inn, Hayes

 

LONDON (HOUNSLOW, BOROUGH OF)

Moon Under the Water, Hounslow

 

LONDON (ISLINGTON, BOROUGH OF)

Jerusalem Tavern

 

LONDON (KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA, BOROUGH OF)

Antelope

Churchill Arms, Kensington

 

LONDON (NEWHAM, BOROUGH OF)

Goldengrove, Stratford

Tap East, Stratford

 

LONDON (RICHMOND UPON THAMES, BOROUGH OF)

Roebuck, Richmond

 

LONDON (TOWER HAMLETS, BOROUGH OF)

Craft Beer Co, Limehouse

 

LONDON (WESTMINSTER, CITY OF)

Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico

Lamb and Flag, Covent Garden

Star Tavern

 

NEWCASTLE

Bacchus

Mean Eyed Cat

The Town Mouse

 

NORWICH

Artichoke

Brewery Tap and Brewery Tap Brew York Tap Takeover

King’s Head

Leopard, The

Plasterers Arms

Ribs of Beef

 

OXFORD

Chequers

Fir Tree

 

PAISLEY

Last Post, The

 

PETERBOROUGH

Bumble Inn

Charters

Draper’s Arms

Ostrich Inn

 

ROBIN HOOD’S BAY

Bay Hotel

 

ROCHESTER

Coopers Arms

 

RUGELEY

Rusty Barrel

Vine Inn

 

SHEFFIELD

Bar Stewards

Bath Hotel

Devonshire Cat

Fagans

Fat Cat

Gardeners Rest

Harlequin

Head of Steam

Kelham Island Tavern

Shakespeares

 

SITTINGBOURNE

Red Lion

 

SOWERBY BRIDGE

Hogs Head Brew House

 

SUDBURY

Brewery Tap

 

WEDNESBURY

The Bellwether

 

WHITBY

Black Horse Inn

Board Inn

Little Angel

Station Inn

 

WOLVERHAMPTON

Hogshead

Posada, The