April 27, 2016

With a plethora of bars in the UK we want to visit, it’s difficult to refine a list of hundreds to only eight; one simply doesn’t have the availability to taste the magical essences of all the alcohols.

From timeless classics in traditional pubs to unique recipes in avant-garde designs, we’ve devised a lit of bars in the UK to visit for a sunny Sunday in the garden or a simple mid-week drink.

Mr Foley’s – Leeds

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Mr Foley’s is a pub for beer enthusiasts who want to feel like they’re sipping on their favourite drink in the comforts of their own home.

Housed in a listed building, this Ale House is named in honour of Patrick James Foley – a successful, financial entrepreneur and politician in 1864.

Historical exterior walls and an abundance of character throughout, the pub was voted Cider Pub of The Year in 2015.

Their drink range includes 12 real ales, nine guest craft beer lines, 24 traditional ciders and around 100 world beers!

Bloo 88 – Sheffield

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Combining pizza and cockails under one roof, Bloo 88 is like heaven on earth, garnished with a cherry.

Their stunningly renovated bar provides a huge selection of pizzas, mouth-watering salads, salads and nibbles, topped with cocktails using only the finest ingredients.

If you’re looking for the perfect party venue, then Bloo 88 has you covered. Their dedicated private party room is available for groups of 20+ – complete with a fully stocked cocktail bar.

What more do you want? Why concurrent walls, comfy sofas and an awesome atmosphere of course.

Set in Sheffield, it’s a flexible venue for a chilled night or special occasion.

The Black Horse – Norwich

The Black Horse - Norwich

Apologies for the delectable image (especially if you’re still clock-watching for dinner time). But at The Black Horse, this is just a fragment of the quality of their food and presentation.

Situated in the popular area of Norwich, this 300-year-old building provides quality food with a relaxed service, whilst still retaining style and a presence.

It’s family-friendly and even accommodates dogs, so your furry friend doesn’t have to miss out.

Ample parking and a covered seating area outside, it provides a perfect post-work setting – not to mention, the bar is always stocked with local beers, ciders and spirits.

The Bloody Stream – Dublin

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I’ve searched for defects, but The Bloody Stream is flawless. Not many bars can create an equilibrium of recent and outmoded designs and make it look good like these guys can.

With live entertainment and a late night bar, there’s a real party atmosphere which makes it a great spot for food and drink in a picturesque town in Dublin.

Its beer garden makes it a winner for when the sun comes out, whilst its fireplace and traditional Irish, Jazz, Blues or mainstream popular music invites you in for the colder weather.

And with an extensive food and drink menu, you can’t really go wrong here.

The Last Zebra – Carlisle

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The Last Zebra has everything you could want for an entertaining night with loved ones. From delicious food to well-priced cocktails, providing excellent customer service is their ultimate goal.

Am to pm, there is always a lively atmosphere with quirky craft beers and freshly homemade bread.

Great service, a clean environment and tasty food, there’s nothing more you could want from a pub.

Its size makes it suitable for a large group of friends, so you can turn cocktails and foods into memories.

Thurston Fox & Hound – Suffolk

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Thurston Fox & Hound has always been rooted around being a country pub tradition and since 2006, they have consecutively won awards for their service and charisma.

Whether you’re looking to explore its surroundings in Suffolk or you’re hoping for a relaxing stay, this pub can cater for your needs.

Their compact dining area means you may have to book in advance to avoid missing out on their curry and steak nights or trying their new and exciting drinks.

With copious events such as band night, quizzes and fun bingo competitions, there’s never a dull moment at Thurston Fox & Hound.

Highbury Vaults – Bristol

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Dating back to the early 1800’s, Highbury Vaults was once where prisoners would have their last meal before being taken away to be hung!

Scary, right? But luckily times have changed and we can now associate this pub – located near Bristol University – with happy thoughts.

A long room which still holds essences of its history and a stunning walled garden, it’s a great pub for a daytime drink or homemade pub meal with family and friends.

A welcoming atmosphere and excellent service, with a policy of no music or loud TV, you can switch off from the outside world and lose yourself in traditional bliss.

The White Hart – Bristol

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Again in Bristol, lies The White Hart. A once farmhouse turned pub it still exudes charm and character.

Dating back to the 17th century, this charmer has retained many of its original features with a modernised twist, so you can sit in their front or back garden and enjoy the magnificent views and peaceful environment.

Priding themselves on classic foods, you won’t be disappointed with their sharing boards of slow cooked loin of pork, baked borlotti beans with chorizo and buttered spinach.

And if that isn’t enough to satisfy you, you can wash their tasty foods down with a wide selection of their wines.

So there’s a voyage through UK bars and what choices you have.

The beauty about many UK bars is that they haven’t lost their character or forgotten their roots, and that’s what makes each so unique. Whilst modern brickwork may look alluring, it’s their magnetism and service which makes you want to visit time and time again.

Have you visited any of these bars or have a favourite we haven’t mentioned above?

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