Pubs are a dime a dozen and often offer some of the best locally brewed beer once you find a high-quality spot. However, finding a diamond in the rough can be difficult when you don’t know where to start looking. With such a high quantity of pubs located across Europe, tourists may be hard pressed to find just the right fit to enjoy a perfect pint during their travels. There is sure to be even more hot spots popping up across all fifty countries on this vast continent. With this in mind, the following is a compiled list of the best places to check out while visiting Europe this year.
Ye Olde Man & Scythe, England
Ye Olde Man & Scythe, located in Bolton, England, was first listed on a charter of 1251 by name, though no one quite knows when this pub was initially built. It has a timber frame and a slate roof, which gives a welcoming feeling of age and tradition to those lucky enough to visit. Listed as one of the ten oldest buildings in London, this structure, simply put, just looks old. Although the building has been renovated since its original construction, it still has the same cellar, which has been maintained for 763 years. The food and beverages here are rooted in the culture of Bolton, and the building’s name is derived from a false archaism of the Pilkington family, consisting of a reaper using a scythe.
Although the Ye Olde Man & Scythe is impressive, there is another destination in Europe that may just be even better for grabbing a cold one. It’s coming up next!