Sunday20 August 2017

Architects' pubs

What makes a perfect pub? Is it authenticity, solid reliable food, or beer that arrives in a straight glass? Or, are the best pubs those that haven’t been horribly altered and where there’s no Sky Sports? Pubs come in many guises and to celebrate the best, we’re asking architects to nominate their favourite.

Ye Old Cheshire Cheese

Architects' favourite pubs: Ye Old Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street

7 August 2013

Ben Adams on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens’ local

The Jerusalem Tavern, Clerkenwell

Architects' favourite pubs: The Jerusalem Tavern, Clerkenwell, London

11 June 2013

Stewart Dodd recalls a pub which was once a coffee house he frequented as a student

The Scarinish Tiree

Architects' favourite pubs: The Scarinish, Argyll, Scotland

4 June 2013

Charlie Sutherland on a pub of magic dimensions

Wilton's Music Hall

Architects' favourite pubs: Wilton's Music Hall, Tower Hamlets, London

29 May 2013

Hari Phillips steps back in time to the pages of a Dickens novel

Prince Alfred, Little Venice, London

Architects' favourite pubs: The Prince Alfred, Little Venice, London

14 May 2013

Keith Williams describes this pub as an architectural gem

Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park

Architects' favourite pubs: Faltering Fullback, Finsbury Park, London

7 May 2013

David Roberts on the soul-nourishing qualities of this north London local

The Adelphi, Leeds

Architects' favourite pubs: The Adelphi, Leeds

30 April 2013

James Butterworth praises this traditional Victorian pub and its independent cask ales

Wenlock Arms, London

Architects' favourite pubs: Wenlock Arms, City Road London

23 April 2013

Robert Barker of Baca on a pub that was saved last year from demolition

The Turks Head, Twickenham, Middlesex

Architects' favourite pubs: The Turk's Head, Twickenham, Middlesex

16 April 2013

Rowland Phillips finds there’s more than just the ale to recommend in this rugby regular

Whitelocks pub, Leeds

Architects' favourite pubs: Whitelocks, Leeds, West Yorkshire

10 April 2013

Joe Morizzo sings the praises of one of Leeds’ oldest- and possibly one of the most charming pubs

Three Kings, Clerkenwell

Architects' favourite pubs: Three Kings, Clerkenwell, London

2 April 2013

Elisa Pardini praises fibreglass rhinos and an Egyptian cat

The Harbour Inn, Southwold

Architects' favourite pubs: The Harbour Inn, Southwold, Suffolk

26 March 2013

Juliet Blaxland’s favourite watering hole provides unexpected architectural drama

Spencer pub, Hawkesbury River, Australia

Architects' favourite pubs: Spencer, Hawkesbury River, Australia

18 March 2013

Piers Taylor, founder of Invisible Studio, describes the ramshackle pub where he thought up his practice

The Island Queen, Islington

Architects' favourite pubs: The Island Queen, Islington, London

12 March 2013

Swedish Johan Berglund becomes convinced by the British pub with this Islington boozer

The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

Architects' favourite pubs: The Royal Oak, Edinburgh

4 March 2013

Olli Blair on why Edinburgh’s Royal Oak is as sublime as it is surreal

The Fenton, Woodhouse, Leeds

Architects' favourite pubs: The Fenton, Woodhouse, Leeds

26 February 2013

Antonia Frondella on a run-down but charming student haunt

Nag's Head, Shrewsbury

Architects' favourite pubs: Nag’s Head, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

19 February 2013

Pam Newall on Nag’s Head in Shrewsbury, which she hopes will never be done up

Filthy MacNasty's, Amwell Street

Architects' favourite pubs: Filthy MacNasty's, Amwell Street, London

12 February 2013

Patrick Lynch expounds the delights of this reliable boozer and previous haunt of some of London’s least dignified musicians

The Black Friar, Blackfriars

Architects' favourite pubs: The Black Friar, Blackfriars, London

5 February 2013

Inside Out Architecture’s Ruth Lang delights in the elaborately carved marble niches of the Black Friar’s saloon bar

The Eagle, Farringdon

Architects' favourite pubs: The Eagle, Farringdon Road, London

29 January 2013

Timo Haedrich, director of Haptic Architects on the run-down french bistro charm of the Eagle

The Ship, Deal, Kent

Architects' favourite pubs: The Ship, Deal, Kent

25 January 2013

FAT’s Charles Holland explains why The Ship is ‘The Best Pub In The World’

The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Road, London, E1 0LA

Architects' favourite pubs: The George Tavern, Commercial Road, London

21 January 2013

Tomas Klassnik on The George Tavern, a Whitechapel retreat from the world

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