The Hunt for Britain’s Famous Pubs

The whisky brand Famous Grouse is asking for nominations for ‘British pubs that are celebrated for their history and character’. The pubs that make the top 100 list will be featured in The Sunday Telegraph (newspaper) in October and will receive a Famous Pub plaque.

So what makes a pub famous? This Telegraph article about the competition suggests that a king or queen staying there would qualify, or maybe it’s haunted. Whatever your local pub’s story is, nominating will give you the chance to win a holiday for two in Scotland.

It’s the second year The Telegraph and Famous Grouse have run this feature. Here is last year’s top 100 pubs.

There is something slightly contradictory about hunting for ‘famous stories’ and nominations for ‘famous pubs’. If they were actually famous then the exercise would be pointless. And I suppose if Famous Grouse were actually that famous, it would just be called ‘Grouse’.

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