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United Kingdom’s 10 Best Pubs

Who are we kidding? There are too many pubs and locally brewed ales in England to choose a top 10. And who wants to limit themselves? But if you don’t have an entire vacation to devote to the search of the perfect pint, here at 10 English pubs that offer visitors a little bit of everything — a perfect sample of towns, styles, fare and ale.

The Spaniard’s Inn, Hampstead
In 1585 The Spaniard’s Inn was built as the country house of the Spanish ambassador. Or perhaps it was owned by two Spanish brothers who dueled over a woman in a classic love triangle. When a pub is as old as the Spaniard, the line between fact and folklore is delightfully blurred. Perhaps this is why John Keats was inspired to write “Ode to a Nightingale” here. The terraced bar is the perfect spot to come for a pint …