Literary Pubs and Bars We Would Love to Visit.

By January 12, 2017Literature

The humble Public House is an integral part of many communities; it is the place to socialise, to meet with colleagues, to celebrate with the family, or to drown your sorrows. Over the centuries pubs and bars have been included in our stories, as stories have reflected lives we lead, and many of these pubs have become well-known and loved.




Tabard Inn- Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The late 14th century saw Geoffrey Chaucer putting pen to paper and creating The Tabard Inn- the public house in which each person’s journey begins in The Canterbury Tales. It almost sounds like the start of a bad joke: “A monk, a weaver, and a priest walk into a bar… With 27 other people…”

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The Green Dragon Inn- The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

The Green Dragon Inn is where Merry and Pippin will quaff ale, in Tokien’s The Lord of the Rings. It is also frequented by Samwise and Frodo as they relax after a hard day Hobbiting in Hobbiton.

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The Bar at Milliways- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Milliways can be found at the end of the universe, and here you will discover The Bar- the perfect place to sup a Gee-N-NT’N-ix, and watch the world burn. Then once you have taken in the entertainment, it’s time for breakfast!

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The Hog’s Head- The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

A pint of butterbeer awaits you at The Hog’s Head, just don’t forget it leaves you with quite a creamy moustache! Frequented by Harry, Hermione, and Ron, as well as many other witchy and wizardy ne’er-do-wells. It is a little sketchy but it is integral to Harry’s journey…

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The Admiral Benbow Inn- Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Admiral Benbow Inn is where Jim Hawkins’ adventure begins thanks to a mysterious man walking into the pub one night… A tot or five of rum will loosen many a man’s tongue here.

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What other famous literary bars and pubs can you think of? Let us know!




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One Comment

  • e johnson says:

    Wow, a couple of howlers here … the Tabard was an actual London inn, not “invented” by Chaucer. And the LotR clip is not of the Green Dragon, but of the Prancing Pony. I’ll sit down now.

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