The best-looking pubs in the UK 2019

Every year, judges from The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) travel up and down the UK to find local pubs that have transformed into architectural and interior design masterpieces.

The Pub Design Awards, held in association with Historic England, recognise high standards of architecture in the refurbishment and the conservation of existing pubs.

There were five winners across different categories this year, ranging from refurbishment to best ‘street corner local’. Three additional pubs were also highly commended in this year’s awards.

Andrew Davidson, chair of CAMRA’s judging panel, said the boozers that stood out in 2019 were an “eclectic range of buildings, from a 6mx4m micropub on a bustling railway platform to a vast seaside pavilion to a former slaughterhouse.

“What all these buildings demonstrate is that it is possible to fight back against what is sometimes seen as a trajectory of inevitable decline, using imagination and good design. The awards are clear evidence Great British Pub is indeed alive and kicking.”

Keep scrolling to see some natty chandeliers, cosy leather sofas, a converted slaughterhouse, and a very, very big Wetherspoons.

One Response to “The best-looking pubs in the UK 2019”

  1. Jiles Halling says:

    Some amazing venues, but in my opinion, this raises the question of what is a pub and what is a restaurant, or are they one and the same thing these days?

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