Top 5 Celebrity-Owned Pubs and Bars in the UK That You Must Visit
Enjoying a pint at a pub is a massive part of our lively culture in the UK. These celebrities have jumped on this business opportunity...
From actors to musicians, some of the biggest names in showbiz have invested in their very own pubs and bars in and around the UK. Drinkers can get an insight into their favourite celebities... all while enjoying a pint or two.
Each has its own unique feel, yet they'll all provide you with an unforgettable experience. So, grab a drink, and let's dive into the world of the best celebrity-owned pubs in the UK that you might want to explore.
1. Bertie Blossoms, Notting Hill, London
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Of course, everybody knows Ed Sheeran. But did you know that the singer/songwriter also owns a pub in West London?
Back in September 2019, Sheeran and his business partner Stuart Camp built a pub with the intention of also hosting live music performances. Taking inspiration from Sheeran's wife Cherry Seaborn (cherry blossoms) and the nickname of Camp's partner Liberty Shaw (Bertie), the pair named their pub Bertie Blossoms.
Champagnes from Bertie Blossoms are highly recommended since they are personally selected from growers/producers with a demonstrated commitment to sustainable farming methods and a love of history and culture.
If you ever find yourself in West London, visit Bertie Blossoms at 323 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W10 5SY.
2. Arbeia Bar, South Shields
One of the top celebrity-owned pubs in the UK is Arbeia Bar, South Shields, owned by Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall.
In the heart of Jade's hometown, the pub now known as Arbeia Bar first first started as Red Door thanks to a partnership with the operators of other North West bars with the same name. Unfortunately, back in 2020 Red Door was brought to closure by the pandemic.
Now, Arbeia Bar is back in business and better than ever, with a wide variety of options for customers. Aside from their delicious Aperol Spritz, Espresso Martini, cocktails, other exclusive drinks, delicious pizza, and cheesy garlic bread, the pub also features live performances from up-and-coming bands.
Go to Arbeia Bar South Shields, located at 16 Ocean Rd, South Shields NE33 2HZ, United Kingdom, if you’re in the area.
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3. The Grapes, London
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Sir Ian McKellen (who we all know from his role as Gandalf in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings) is in fact the proud owner of The Grapes, one of the oldest pubs in London. The history behind the pub is vast and we can see where Sir Ian’s interest in the establishment comes from; Author Charles Dickens frequented the pub and his work 'Our Mutual Friend' even makes a passing mention of it.
Well-known for both its tapas and its fish and chips, The Grapes is a fun choice if you're looking for a spot to have lunch or supper, or just a friendly neighbourhood pub.
Located in a quiet area not too far from the hustle and activity of Canary Wharf, the pub is popular for its beautiful view of the Thames. The Grapes, located at 76 Narrow Street in Limehouse, London, is a historical delight that you shouldn't pass up.
4. The Fox & Pheasant, London
The name The Fox & Pheasant may not initially make you think of James Blunt, but this South West London pub is in fact owned by the popular singer.
Boasting a Steller-back history of drinks despite being a modest and classic pub, The Fox & Pheasant is ‘a little country pub tucked away in a corner of Chelsea.’ With its stunning views and warm atmosphere, it’s a top choice for dinners and cocktail gatherings.
Along with its bar snack menu and pub classics, The Fox & Pheasant offers a diverse selection of a la carte dishes, and a comprehensive drinks menu.
Indulge yourself in the exquisite vibe of The Fox & Pheasant at 1 Billing Rd, London, SW10 9UJ, United Kingdom.
5. Lore of the Land, London
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Madonna’s ex-spouse, Guy Ritchie, owns the famous Lore of the Land. Interestingly, the Lore of the Land serves a variety of craft beers on tap, including those from the Gritchie Brewing Company, owned by Ritchie himself. Made with specially chosen hops to create complex, yet appealing flavours, a visit to Lore of the Land creates the perfect opportunity to try out these specialty brews.
Aside from their excellent beer menu, Lore of the Land also serves boutique spirits, French wines, and delicious foods. If you’re looking for something exclusive, the private dining room features its own bar, stocked with a wide selection of alcoholic beverages.
Make sure to include a stop at Lore of the Land on your next London pub crawl. Get yourself at 4 Conway Street, London, W1T 6BB before hitting the town.
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