Tastes, Tales & Traditional Ales: Food Tour of London's Historic Pubs

7 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 12

Why take this tour?


  • Learn to navigate the overwhelming choice of pubs in London with an expert guide to show you the way.
  • Enjoy traditional pub fare and a drink at every stop.
  • Hear the stories behind these historic places from the people who work behind the bar.
  • Discover pubs where historical figures and literary legends once drank.
  • Play a pub game from the 15th century and chat with London locals.
  • Sites Visited
  • 4 historic pubs in the City of London
  • Tour Includes
  • 4 food tastings and 4 drinks
  • Small group of 12 guests maximum
  • Local English-speaking guide

Live like a Londoner at the city's best pubs that have been serving ale and food for hundreds of years.

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Total Customer Reviews: 7

Verified Ratings
4.7 /5
based on 7 Walks’ customer ratings
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Latest reviews
What a wonderful tour! My husband and I enjoyed it so much. Becki was a wonderful tour guide! We loved all the pubs we visited, all the food and drinks were delicious. It was the perfect combination of food, history, sightseeing, and local culture. Becki was great at pacing us, so we saw everything without feeling rushed. I especially enjoyed our time getting to visit as a group in the pubs. Highly recommend this to everyone.
Verified · Nichole · Nov 17, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Cool off the wall locations, we had a fun group and great guide. The vegetarian options were not quite up to the same standard as the non vegetarian options.
Verified · Christopher · Nov 11, 2023 · USA · Male · 25 to 34 years
Anne was an excellent guide for our Nov 2023 food tour of London's historic pubs. The 1st pub we visited was established in 1526, and though the subsequent pubs gradually got "younger," none was newer than the 1800s. The pubs were tucked away down tiny alleys, and I'm sure we would've never found them ourselves. Anne explained the significance of each pub, and it's neighborhood, keeping us interested and engaged the entire time. The food is indicative of what might have been served when that pub was established, so bring your adventurous spirit. We didn't find all the food options tasty, but we did enjoy learning about them just the same. Anne also worked really hard to accommodate some vegetarians in our group who had signed up late so their options were not ordered ahead of time. I know they greatly appreciated her efforts. If you want to see a really different part of London history, and enjoy a fun group atmosphere, this is great tour to do so!
Verified · Sheila · Nov 08, 2023 · USA · Female · 55 to 64 years
Sophie, our tour guide, was excellent. I loved the history tidbits!
Verified · Maria · Oct 29, 2023 · USA · Female · 35 to 44 years
Brilliant tour full of fascinating history. Great way to spend an afternoon with a few drinks and tasty snacks in places you probably haven’t visited before.
Verified · Hannah · Oct 21, 2023 · United Kingdom · Female · 25 to 34 years

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point 
St. Andrew Holborn Garden on Holborn Viaduct, London EC4A 3AF. Your guide will be holding a Devour Tours sign.
Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. 


Is this tour accessible for wheelchairs, strollers or for those with mobility impairments?
Unfortunately due to the nature of this tour it is not suitable for guests with mobility impairments, or for wheelchairs or strollers. Please contact us at [email protected] so we can arrange your visit.

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