We are really passionate about three things - history, travel and beer. So it’s only natural that we should create a website that combines all three.


Welcome to Historic Pub Trails.

It started as what you might call a traditional pub crawl - like minded people who enjoy good pubs and bars that offer great beers, wines and spirits. However, we were looking for something more - a bit of history and a bit of travel!

We started by identifying between eight to ten historic drinking establishments in the UK’s major cities, plan the route, drink in them, rate what we drank as well as the ambience and general feel of the place, and so was born the first Historic Pub Trail.

historic pub trails

Our trails are aimed at anyone looking for more than a pub crawl, rather a historic journey through time as seen from the vista of a city’s pubs and bar.


Social history in action.


real ale, craft beer, old pubs, new world. Find your trail.


choose your historic pub trail



boston - coming soon



Looking for somewhere a little smaller to explore? Check out these micro trails

hello trail friends, share your pub moments with us! 

use #hptrail to submit your pics.

what people are saying

about us...

Rob, Durham

Excellent! I've done both the London and Nottingham tours and been to some quite fascinating pubs each with its own quirky bit of history. Highly recommended for the beer and history enthusiasts.

Excellent tours for the beer and history enthusiast. I've been lucky enough to go on pretty much all of them and each city throws up some interesting watering holes to sink some good beers.

Alex, Spain

how about a guided tour?

Our guided tours are perfect if you are visiting the UK from overseas and want one of our county specialists to guide your around the trails, providing you with added trivia and entertainment, as well as helping you get from A to B.  Plus,  we have some super, secret stop-offs that are only exclusive to our guided tours.


Q: Is a guided tour right for you?

A: Handy guide right here to help you decide

Q: How much does  a guided tour cost?

A: £20 per person. Simply call or email to book, quoting how many people. Of course individual bookings are always welcome too!

Q: Can you build us a bespoke tour?

A: Sure, if you have a big enough group and would like a bespoke tour created for a certain location, please get in touch and one of our HPT guides will work their pub trail magic.




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