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Order’s Up: 10 Best Pubs in Ireland & England

Beer in Bar. Photo Credit: Monograms

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Contact: Melanie Gravdal


LITTLETON, Colorado – March 9, 2016 – Is any trip to Ireland and England complete without stepping into a pub and ordering a pint? From bustling bars to tucked away taverns, Monograms Local Hosts® are providing travelers the opportunity get a true taste of Irish beer, English eats, music and people. Here are their picks for the best non-touristy, traditional pubs throughout the United Kingdom.


  1. The Norseman: The oldest pub in Temple Bar, this is a craft beer and whiskey house that prides itself on quality.
  2. O’Donoghue’s Bar: The sound of music penetrates the walls of this traditional, Irish music pub.
  3. The Confession Box: The name might seem curious, but when you consider the size of this cozy pub and its proximity to the neoclassical grandeur of St. Mary’s, the title makes more sense. Vote the best pint in Dublin, this pub is best-known for its pints of Guinness.


  1. The Crown Liquor Saloon: A Victorian gin palace situated in Northern Ireland, this popular pub’s interior is lit by gas lights.
  2. McHughs Bar: Dating back to 1711, McHughs is the oldest surviving building in Belfast. This pub boasts live music most days: Everything from folk music to local alternative bands.


  1. Courtney’s Bar: This pub has been operating since the late 1800s (under the same family) and offers a wide selection of Irish whiskeys.
  2. The Killarney Brewing Company: Here, travelers can find one of Ireland’s most exciting new craft breweries and tap rooms. Beers are named after local myths and legends.


  1. The White Hart: The oldest licensed pub in London and popular celebrity haunt, this tavern offers a mix of classic traditional pub and vibrant, modern nightlife.
  2. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese: This place has survived 15 monarchs and houses a labyrinth of passages and staircases connecting a number of bars and dining rooms. It is said to have served literary figures from Twain and Tennyson to Dickens.
  3. The Old Bank of England: Named after the bank that traded here for 87 years, this pub also lies between the sites of the Sweeney Todd barbershop (the “Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and the pie shop owned by his mistress). The tunnels and vaults below this building are said to be where their victims were butchered.

In a place where everything is foreign, Monograms promises to make European destinations both manageable and fun. When travelers choose to travel through Europe – with Monograms, they stay in the heart of the action thanks to a choice of hand-selected hotels; they get the VIP treatment by skipping lines at must-see sights and they arrive stress-free, thanks to transportation to and around their destination.

In addition, Monograms provides travelers their own, on-site Local Host® who helps them personalize their experience: A one-of-a-kind, featured component of every Monograms vacation.

DEAL ALERT: Looking for better deals on a better way to travel? Monograms’ Wanderlist offers travelers the best deals each month. In March, travelers can SAVE 20% on Limerick, Killarney, Dublin & Belfast (10 days, priced from $1,295). Other deals include 10% OFF London & Amsterdam (7 days from $1,402); Dublin, London & Paris (10 days, priced from $1,925) and a Dublin Getaway (4 days priced from $660).

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