Pies, Pints and Peculiar Pubs

Pies, Pints and Peculiar Pubs

from £75.00

Grab a pint and prepare for a trip through the colourful history of London's pubs! This tour through Clerkenwell and Farringdon will transport you back in time as you uncover the secrets and scandals of these cozy watering holes.

  • 3 hours

  • Vegetarian options

  • Saturdays


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Who doesn’t love a pie and a pint and as for peculiar pubs,... well London has them in spades


On this guided walk, you will be exploring the history of the pub.  The route weaves through Clerkenwell and Farringdon, as you listen to the stories and history behind London’s pub along with a couple of pints along the way.  Where could you find the last beer before a Newgate execution ? Why are ghosts and spirits kept at bay in one particular (and very cosy) bar. Discover the reason why some pubs are hidden away in certain parts of London.  

Without our traditional pints the city probably wouldn’t have survived, as back in the day Londoner’s were drinking it in place of water, and don’t let’s get started on the joys of a pie. When an oyster was as cheap as a chip, the Victorians were stuffing them under crusts, with a drop of stout to improve the gravy. Yes, we understand a pie. The crust is just a vehicle for holding in deliciousness.

The tour heads off from the Viaduct Tavern in Newgate Street, and there will be a maximum of eight people in your group. The totter lasts for about three hours, and at the end of the walk you will sit down for a pint and a pie - a well deserved treat, and take the time to raise your glass to the very peculiar British pub.

You'll enjoy:

  • A pint of beer or similar on arrival
  • A pint (or similar en route)
  • A pint and a pie in a pub at the end of the tour



  • Each tour caters to a maximum of 8 and you can book for one or two people (in dropdown). 
  • The tour is 3 hours including a sit down pie dinner at a pub
  • Runs on selected Saturdays at 4pm
  • Caters for vegetarians
  • Meeting outside The Viaduct Tavern, Newgate Street



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