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 Bar at Milliways- Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
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
What other famous literary bars and pubs can you think of? Let us know!