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STILL & WEST

The Still & West is an iconic early 19th century pub (greatly restored) in Old Portsmouth, right on the harbourside where you can sit and watch the ships go by while enjoying a drink and fish 'n' chips. At time of writing (2017) it is a Fuller's pub serving their version of HSB, the Horndean Special Bitter once brewed by the defunct Gales brewery.

Region:
Location/Address: 2 Bath Square
Portsmouth
County: Hampshire
Post Code: PO1 2JI
Main Historic Period: Modern
Useful Website Address: Still & West website
Tip/Nearby: Spice Island Inn opposite
Primary Management: Other
The Clarence, Whitehall

A fairly traditional London pub, though undeniably targeted at the tourist trade, the Clarence's location on the corner of Whitehall and Great Scotland Yard makes it very convenient for central attractions, including Westminster. Easy to find, it's a good place to arrange to meet - and, as it's handy for 10 Downing Street, you never know who you'll spot supping a pint there. The beer can be really good, as can the food. Often crowded - inevitably.

Region:
Location/Address: 53 Whitehall
County: London
Post Code: SW1A 2HP
Main Historic Period: Victorian
Useful Website Address: The Clarence's website
Tip/Nearby: Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square - you name it.
Primary Management: Private - open to the public
The Two Chairmen

The Two Chairmen is thought to be one of the oldest pubs in Westminster and is named for the porters who carried sedan chairs in the 18th century for the gentry to and from the cockfighting near Cockpit Steps, virtually opposite the pub. It is very handy for the Houses of Parliament and St James's Park and tends to be less crowded than the pubs closer to Trafalgar Square.

Region:
Location/Address: 39 Dartmouth Street
Westminster
County: London
Post Code: SW1H 9BN
Main Historic Period: Georgian
Link to featured article: The Two Chairmen
Useful Website Address: Entry on Greene King's website
Tip/Nearby: St James's Park, Houses of Parliament
Primary Management: Other
TWO CHAIRMEN

Thought to be one of the oldest pubs in Westminster and named for the porters who carried sedan chairs in the 18th century for the gentry to and from the cockfighting near Cockpit Steps, virtually opposite the pub. The Two Chairmen is very handy for the Houses of Parliament and St James's Park.

Region:
Location/Address: 39 Dartmouth Street
Westminster
County: London
Post Code: SW1H 9BN
Main Historic Period: Georgian
Useful Website Address: Two Chairmen's website
Tip/Nearby: The Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph
Primary Management: Private - open to the public
YE CRACKE

Victorian pub forever associated with John Lennon, who used to use it (often) when attending Liverpool College of Art in the late 1950s. It is an unpretentious local, with a few references to its famous ex-customer and some nice artwork.

Location/Address: 13 Rice Street
Liverpool
County: Merseyside
Post Code: L1 9BB
Main Historic Period: Victorian
Link to featured article: When Cyn and John got it together
Useful Website Address: Ye Cracke's website
Tip/Nearby: Just round the corner from 'The Philly' - the Philharmonic on Hope Street
Primary Management: Private - open to the public
YE OLDE TRIP TO JERUSALEM

One of several pubs in Britain claiming to be the oldest, 'the Trip' is built into the rock beneath Nottingham Castle and reputedly dates from 1189. Legend has it that this was a place of rest for pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem. The pub is steeped in history, with a touch of spookiness, and inevitably gets very crowded.

Location/Address: Brewhouse Yard
Nottingham
County: Nottinghamshire
Post Code: NG1 6AD
Main Historic Period: Medieval
Useful Website Address: Trip to Jerusalem's website
Primary Management: Private - open to the public
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