The Pub Guide 2020: 2,000 pubs for great beer and good food
£15.99 RRP | 1st July 2019
21st edition of The Pub Guide reveals the UK’s 2,000 best pubs
Record number of pubs make it into the Guide
500 highly rated ‘Pick of the Pubs’ showcased
250 gastronomic pubs have AA Rosettes signifying top quality food
Discover the AA Pub of the Year and Inn of the Year winners, and learn about the latest pub trends
The Pub Guide 2020: 2,000 pubs for great beer and good food (AA Publishing) is the definitive guide to the best pubs in the UK for food, drink, atmosphere and accommodation. This brand new and revamped guide contains over 2,000 traditional countryside inns, welcoming taverns, and foodie destinations, all selected by the AA’s expert inspectors.
From destination pubs worth making a detour for, to much loved locals, the 21st edition of the AA Pub Guide includes many old favourites, plus new and interesting destinations for eating and drinking, with several pubs making it into the Guide for the first time this year.
The Pub Guide 2020 offers an in-depth guide to the UK’s pub scene by county, with a detailed description of each pub, from directions and opening times, to whether the pub is child or dog friendly, to parking or garden options, with an insight into each pub’s real ale, real cider and wine by the glass offerings. The Guide uses an easy-to-follow symbol system to help readers can find the perfect pub for them.
Of the 2,000 pubs included, there are 500 ‘Pick of the Pubs’ entries, representing the very best AA-recommended pubs in each region, as selected by the AA’s expert inspectors, editorial team, and reader suggestions.
Many of the pubs included in this year’s guide are also well known for their culinary offerings; over 250 of the pubs in The Pub Guide 2020 have been awarded AA Rosettes for the quality of their cuisine, while the best pubs for accommodation are highlighted by an AA Star.
While pub numbers have decreased in the UK since the Guide launched in 1998, the quality of the UK’s pub scene is better than ever, with a record-number of pubs included in the Guide this year.
In addition to the pub listings, The Pub Guide 2020 includes articles on the latest trends in the pub and bar scene, such as the rising popularity of spirits, as well as details of the winners of the new AA Inn of the Year and the annual AA Pub of the Year awards, recognising the best pubs in England, Scotland and Wales.