The Pub Guide, 2013

The annual Pub Guide from the AA.

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The Good Pub Guide 2013

The 31st edition of the ‘only pub guide you’ll ever need’.

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The Pub Guide, 2013

Posted on 15. Oct, 2012 by in Books

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The Pub Guide 2013 is a weighty tome containing over 2,000 pubs around the UK.

Guide Overview

Published by the AA, the guide aims to list pubs that have been selected by readers, AA inspectors and editors for their atmosphere, food and beer. The pubs are a combination of those that are worth making a detour and neighbourhood pubs supported by locals and are attractive to passing motorists and walkers.

All 2,000+ entries are included at the discretion of the AA and none pay to be included although around 800 are selected as ‘Pick of the Pubs’ of which 250 have paid a premium to have two photographs included.

At over 730 pages and full colour throughout, the guide is suited more as a coffee table guide rather than something you would carry with you on a trip like the Good Pub Guide.

About The Entries

The regular entries in the guide are detailed and the description of the pub summarises location, interior, beer selection and food if available. In addition are the usual contact/opening times and directions. Some entries have a photograph but many don’t.

The full page ‘premium’ entries include the same information as a regular entry but include two photographs, usually an interior and exterior shot.

In addition to the pub entries there is also a handy guide to the beer festivals that the pubs hold. I’m not sure if this is a feature of other guide and whilst it doesn’t offer accurate dates, it gives you a good guide as to the time of year the festivals are held.

Purchasing the Guide

The guide retails at £14.99 and can be purchased directly from the AA Shop or at a discount from Amazon.

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Beer Taster, Pub Attendee, Photo Taker

Robert Gale likes beer, pubs and beer festivals. He also likes to take photos of beer, pubs and beer festivals. Most weekends of the year you can find him travelling around the UK (and sometimes beyond) photographing and reviewing good quality pubs and beer festivals. He also has a day job in the form of a web developer for Ozum.

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