It is as integral to the idea of British identity as the Royal Family or Fish and Chips.

 To ‘PUB CRAWL’ is a British national pastime –

People have been enjoying pub crawls for generations – for special events, birthdays, the final fling before marriage, or simply to meet friends and socialise.

Take a CRAWL around Britain’s most historic and interesting pubs….

Either book onto a guided crawl with a local guide who will walk and talk you through our handpicked pubs and their histories, or simply download all you need to crawl at your own leisure. We can also arrange private tours if you prefer.



Don’t miss out on our GROUP Discount

Book a group of six or more people on a guided pub crawl and one person will go FREE (max. 12 people / crawl)

Just enter the coupon code “GROUP” at the checkout


Downloadable ‘Do-It-Yourself’ Self-Guided Pub Crawls

“Loved our York tour tonight. Excellent knowledge and enthusiastic tour guide. Highly recommend”

–  Kirsten (Facebook)

 A pub crawl is an entertaining way to learn about a town’s history and I’ll definitely be suggesting it to any visitors I have. 10/10

– Christine (Tripadvisor)

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From ale-houses to gin palaces, tiny pubs to grand hotels, coaching inns to village taverns we identify Britain’s most iconic and picturesque drinking establishments.

Be transported back to the world of highwaymen and smugglers, pirates and stagecoaches. Hear about great battles, heinous crimes, romantic liaisons, and dramatic events.  Spend time with royalty, military leaders and great writers from Chaucer to Shakespeare, or famed musicians from Mozart to the Beatles and many, many more…



More of Britain’s pubs are being demolished than ever before to make way for new development, or converted into cafes, shops or private houses. If you fancy a unique day out, take one of our carefully crafted crawls through history – this could be your last chance to see and enjoy these pubs before they vanish forever. For the price of a few pints,  you can help save them for future generations.

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What previous crawlers have said …

Ian was the best tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and did a wonderful job showing us around Soho. He was even able to point out a local celebrity in the area! We had a fabulous time and hopefully all your guides are as great as Ian!” (London)

Karin P (Trip Advisor, Dec 30, 2023)

Excellent pub crawl with tales of mystery and imagination. Excellent pub crawl with guide Joel Dean. He managed to bring the different visited pubs “alive” with interesting stories about each of them. We went through narrow streets learning something about the history and historical persons connected with them. So two hours well spent in good company. And we had a couple of beers as well, of course.” (York)

Thomas (Trip Advisor, Dec 6, 2023)

Great way to get a flavour of the history of York. Cannot rate this tour highly enough! Knowledgeable but more importantly, humorous and willing to amend the itinerary as we went along. Gave us a valuable insight into the history of York and which pubs to re-visit. Such a great way to plan the rest of our stay – highly recommended. The time flew by!” (York)

-Steve G. (Trip Advisor, Dec 2022)

“Extremely satisfied overall – I went one two crawls in London and had very knowledgeable guides, about every aspect of being in London, not just the tour. The choice of pubs was very interesting – pubs of real character or with unusual features. Entertaining, high-quality content, unique and good value for money.” 

-Survey Monkey Feedback from Meet Up member (Nov 2022)

Best pub crawl ever! Excellent afternoon spent with Mike visiting a range of pubs and learning their history. Mike – what a host, absolutely fantastic and friendly guy with a great amount of knowledge – the afternoon flew by – highly recommend, on our next visit to York, will try the Creepy crawl with Mike!” 

-Emma H. (Trip Advisor, Nov 2022)

  “My partner and I recently done the Grand Old Pubs of York tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was Mike and he was fantastic, so knowledgeable and full of little quirky facts not only about the pubs but also the snickleways and other parts of York.
We would thoroughly recommend The Great British Pub Crawl and will be doing more of their tours on other city breaks.
Thank you so much! 

– Chrissie M (Trip Advisor, Oct. 2022)

“We had a fantastic time! This tour is a great way to get to know people, whilst learning about the history of York’s oldest pubs. It’s a fun way to spend half a day in York and is ideal for people from York, as well as visitors from further away. Mike was a great host – very pleasant, a good sense of humour and highly knowledgeable! I encourage you to give it a go. You won’t be disappointed.”

– Ian H. (Meet Up, Apr. 2022)

(London South of the River) “Richard was a great tour guide — very personable and knowledgeable. We’ve been wandering around the city not realizing all of the history/info we’ve been missing! We went to five pubs on the tour, all super interesting/historic. Thanks!” 
– Timothy (Trip Advisor, Feb 2022)
… I have lived in Warwickshire all of my life so am familiar with a lot of the history, but I’d recommend the tour to both locals and tourists alike. The tour guide had a wealth of knowledge on Stratford-upon-Avon generally, but also on the history of its pubs in particular
– Christine T. (Trip Advisor, Sep. 2021)
I can thoroughly recommend doing a Great British Pub Crawl if you are visiting York. You’ll learn so much about the city … and you’ll enjoy some great conversations in some fascinating and atmospheric pubs. Brilliant! Thank you, British Pub Crawl!
– Clare G. (Trip Advisor, Aug. 2021)
We took the Oxford pub crawl, visited many old pubs . Very interesting guide, very knowledgeable on all the history of the pubs visited. Would definitely recommend if you are visiting Oxford. Will definitely be going on other pub crawls the company organise in other cities.
– teddy77 (Trip Advisor, Aug. 2021)
“Took part in todays pub crawl around Oxford, very enjoyable, lots of interesting history. Well done . Will definitely be booking another tour soon.”
– Amanda H. (Facebook, Aug. 2021)
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