We take you on a vegan pub crawl across the country to discover the best vegan pubs in the UK serving vegan alcohol and plant-based pub grub
We Brits love nothing more than heading down to the pub with our mates for a bite to eat and a refreshing beverage. In fact, there are nearly 40,000 pubs across the country!
But going to the pub throws up a few challenges for vegans as typically pub food is heavy on the meat and light on the veggies. Plus, you have the added difficulty of navigating the drinks menu as not all alcohol is vegan.
However, in vegan pubs are now opening up across the UK to give vegans a place where they can relax and enjoy vegan alcohol and delicious food safe in the knowledge that everything is vegan.
Join us as we take you on the ultimate vegan pub crawl across the UK to find the best vegan pubs in:
Vegan pubs in London
1. The Spread Eagle
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The Spread Eagle is the first and only vegan pub in London that puts sustainability at the heart of everything it does.
The minimal-waste kitchen works with local producers and foragers to produce its seasonal menus that replicate pub classics and British desserts with influences from all over the world.
On the menu, you will find quintessentially British pub food with a vegan twist like the East End classic pie mash n liquor, the ploughman’s board, and sticky toffee pudding.
The pub is a family-friendly, inclusive and welcoming space that reflects the diversity of its local community. Everyone is welcome, including dogs!
Address: 224 Homerton High St, London E9 6AS | Opening hours: Mon – Thurs 4pm – 11pm, Friday 4pm – 1am, Saturday 12pm – 2am, Sunday 12pm – 1o.3pm | thespreadeaglelondon.co.uk
Vegan pubs in Bristol and the South West
2. Old Market Tavern
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Although there is no shortage of vegan restaurants in Bristol, the city is home to just one vegan pub – Old Market Tavern.
However, this ‘old-style pub with a new-world attitude’ provides a safe place for all to enjoy some good vegan food served up by their fabulously sassy bar staff.
Old Market Tavern is a great place to come and soak up the sun with a cold pint of vegan beer in the warmer months as it has a sheltered pub garden with plenty of seating.
According to the vegan venue, dogs and well-behaved owners are welcome!
Address: 9-30 Old Market St, Bristol BS2 0HB | Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday 3pm – 11pm, Thursday, 12pm – 11pm, Friday 12pm – 12am, Saturday 2pm – 12am, Sunday 2pm – 10pm | facebook.com/OMTBristol
3. Harp & Crown
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Harp & Crown pub in Wiltshire is run by the founders of Coppershell Farm Sanctuary and so regularly runs pub quizzes to raise much-needed funds to support the animals in their care.
With an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, the pub takes a minimal waste approach to its menu. Diners can find an ever-changing array of dishes like burrito bowls, schnitzel and seriously tasty vegan desserts. There’s even a kid’s menu that’s perfect for its younger visitors.
We highly recommend booking ahead if you want to try their impressive Sunday roast that people travel miles to enjoy.
If you’re feeling too full to leave after all that delicious grub, you can spend the night in one of the pubs’ comfortable and well-appointed rooms.
Address: Velley Hill, Gastard, Corsham SN13 9PU | Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 5pm – 11pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 11pm, Sunday 12pm – 6pm | harpandcrownpub.com
Vegan pubs in Brighton
4. The Roundhill
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Vegans in Brighton will be no stranger to the famous Roundhill Pub, which quickly became a must-visit destination when it opened in 2018.
The pub is well-known for its creative and fresh menu and friendly atmosphere and is a safe and inclusive space where everyone can relax and enjoy good food and drinks.
From burgers to Buddha bowls, the menu offers something for everyone. The Roundhill’s Sunday roast is the stuff of legend in Brighton and comes complete with vegan Yorkshire puddings!
Address: 100 Ditchling Rd, Brighton BN1 4SG | Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 12pm – 11pm, Sunday 12pm – 9pm | theroundhill.co.uk
5. The Pipeline
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Pipeline is an independent rock bar and restaurant in Brighton with a jukebox, outdoor area, vegan kitchen, and gigs most nights.
Its outdoor space promises the perfect place to relax with a pint after a day at the beach.
If you’re hungry, Pipeline specialises in serving up meaty comfort food with a vegan twist like vegan burgers and hotdogs washed down with vegan beers.
The loaded nachos are not to be missed and are best accompanied by one of the Pipeline’s vegan beers.
Address: 6 Little E St, Brighton BN1 1HT | Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 5pm -12am, Friday 5pm – 2am, Saturday 12pm – 2am | thepipelinebrighton.co.uk
6. The Hope & Ruin
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The Hope & Ruin bar is a completely unique venue and packed with character as it’s filled with found objects given a new lease of life.
Behind the bar, they have a wide range of lagers, keg beers and cask ales on tap and a colourful assortment of local craft beers.
Above the pub is a 150 capacity grassroots music venue that supports live music 365 days of the year from local bands starting out to international touring artists.
The caravan in the corner is home to BEELZEBAB who offer fast food favourites including their infamous vegan kebab, loaded fries and hotdogs.
Hope & Ruin also run events like jumble sales, swap shops, quizzes and DIY bands in the bar.
Address: The Hope & Ruin, 11-12 Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3WA | Opening hours: Sunday – Wednesday 12pm – 12am, Thursday – Saturday 12pm – 2am | hope.pub
7. The Prince George
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The Prince George is a vegetarian pub in Brighton’s quirky North Laine with plenty of seating and a heated back garden.
Although not technically vegan, all of the menu items can be made vegan. Come down in the evening and you’ll find a menu full of vegan street food favourites, or pop in at the weekend to enjoy their famous Sunday roast.
If you like beer, the Prince George pub is the place to be. They boast a large wine list as well as several real Sussex ales on draught and many craft beers from around the world.
It’s no wonder why they were featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide in 2014!
Address: 5 Trafalgar St, Brighton BN1 4EQ | Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 12 pm – 12 am | princegeorge.pub
Vegan pubs in Wales
8. The Queen Inn
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The Queen Inn is a traditional Welsh pub in Cwmbran South Wale which went vegan following the success of its Veganuary menu.
The pub decided to remove meat and dairy from the menu in favour of plant-based alternatives for one month but switched to a fully vegan menu permanently just halfway through Veganuary.
Now, patrons can tuck into vegan delights such as ‘Chicken’ Kyiv and chips, ‘Chicken’ and ‘Bacon’ Carbonara, and an epic Vegan Burger, along with an impressive selection of vegan beers.
Address: Upper Cwmbran Rd, Cwmbran NP44 5AX | Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 12pm – 12am, Sunday 12pm – 10 pm | facebook.com/thequeeninncwmbran
9. The Blue Bell
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The Blue Bell vegan pub is the perfect place to go for a refreshing pint and some comfort food after a day exploring the beautiful North Wales coast.
This lively pub has a cheery beer garden where you can kick back and treat yourself to one of their famous burgers or indulgent stacks of vegan pancakes.
There’s also a fully stocked bar with a wide selection of real ales and craft beers to wash it down, all of which are vegan.
The Blue Bell isn’t just a hit with locals because of its ample vegan fare, they also host regular live music & open mic nights, storytelling and spoken word, quizzes and promise ‘excellent groovy vibes’!
Address: Castle St, Conwy LL32 8AY | Opening hours: Wednesday – Thursday 12pm – 10pm, Friday – Sunday 12pm – 11pm | facebook.com/thebluebellconwy/
Vegan pubs in Newcastle
10. The Carriage
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The Carriage is a traditional pub whose menu is anything but traditional!
Described as a ‘hidden’ gem, the pub offers a full vegan menu, a wide selection of craft beers, and tunes played over the jukebox.
Previously a Victorian Booking Hall for a now disbanded local railway line, you can enjoy a vegan craft beer while you play one of their retro arcade games.
At the weekend, The Carriage hosts live music events and pub quizzes and are well-known for its friendly atmosphere.
Address: Archbold Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1DB | Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 12pm – 11pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 12am | facebook.com/thecarriagejesmond
11. Ship Ouseburn
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The Ship Inn is a family-friendly pub situated in the heart of Ouseburn.
It boasts a vegan kitchen and a well-stocked bar with a wide array of real ales and cask ciders on tap.
You can sit outside and soak up the sun with a pint, or enjoy a tasty bite to eat in the cosy indoor setting.
The Ship inn’s vegan menu is filled with traditional pub favourites like Sunday roasts, seitan “beef” and veg stew, and spiced cauliflower wings.
Address: Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2PW | Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 12pm – 11pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 12am | facebook.com/shipouseburn
Vegan pubs in Birmingham
12. The Barn Pub and Restaurant
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The Barn is a country pub and restaurant in Warwickshire that recently relaunched as a vegan restaurant.
The pub and restaurant previously served plentiful meat dishes, with very limited vegan options, but has since transformed itself into the UK’s first vegan carvery serving up fully vegan roast dinners.
The vegan meat options on offer include gammon, turkey, nut roast and sausages. Sides include roast potatoes, cauliflower cheese, and a range of vegetables as well as vegan gravy and stuffing.
The Barn provides a welcome space for all to come and enjoy good food and delicious ales which are brewed on-site as they are both family and dog friendly.
Address: The Barn Willey, Coal Pit Lane, Rugby, CV23 0SL | Opening hours: Tuesday 12pm – 8pm, Wednesday 12pm – 9pm, Thursday 12pm – 10pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 11pm, Sunday 12pm – 8pm | thebarnpub.co.uk
13. Rock and Roll Brewhouse Bar
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The Rock and Roll Brewhouse Bar is a 100% vegan microbrewery based in Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter.
With music at its heart, the quirky brewery tap room walls are adorned with music memorabilia.
Outside there’s an assortment of brightly coloured tables with keg stools to perch on while you enjoy their home-brewed beers.
There are typically three vegan ales on offer, and Hogan’s cider is available for non-beer drinkers.
Address: 19 Hall St, Birmingham B18 6BS |Opening hours: Thursday – Friday 5pm – 9pm, Saturday 3pm – 9pm | facebook.com/RocknRollBrewBar
Vegan pubs in Glasgow
14. The 78
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The 78 is a traditional-style pub that’s been an integral part of Glasgow’s West End since it opened its doors in 2002.
The pub is known for its cosy Victorian-era bar, fireplace, selection of beer and amazing vegan menu.
Their menu is filled with tasty nibbles to munch on while you while away the evening, with loaded nachos, vegan mac & cheese, tacos and scrumptious desserts on offer.
As well as serving up a wide range of friendly food and drinks, they also host pub quizzes, weekend DJs and even a weekly live jazz session.
When the venue first opened in 2002 it was a place to go to catch a gig and sup a pint, and their love of live music still remains with the odd gig or event hosted in the building.
Address: 10-14 Kelvinhaugh St, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8NU |Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 5pm – late, Saturday – Sunday – 12pm – late | the78.co.uk
15. The Hug & Pint
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The Hug and Pint is a vegan bar, eatery and music venue in Glasgow’s west end whose aim is to provide “The Friendliest Atmosphere in Scotland”.
It offers a huge range of craft beers and ciders, spirits and wine selection, all sourced from local producers where possible.
Not only is it the place to go to listen to music and enjoy a cold beverage, but they also claim the menu is unlike anything else you’ll find in Glasgow.
The vegan menu is inspired by a wide range of Asian cuisines with a focus on small plates designed for sharing. On the menu, you’ll find umami-rich dishes like miso potatoes, kimchi rice pudding, and sichuan pepper.
With a love for live music, they regularly feature both well-established and up-and-coming local artists, so is the place to go if you love music and vegan nosh.
Address: 171 Great Western Rd, Glasgow G4 9AW | Opening hours: Monday – Wednesday 5pm – 12am, Thursday – Sunday 12pm – 12am | thehugandpint.com
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Mono is a versatile and welcoming space where you can eat, drink and discover new music.
A mainstay on the vegan scene in Glasgow for over 20 years, they’ve developed a ‘reputation for good beer, good vegan food, good gigs and good times.’
Here you’ll find an array of classic pub grub made vegan, as well as more unusual offerings like Haggis Stuffed Field Mushrooms and Jerk Spiced Jackfruit Tacos.
Their food is freshly made on site and can be enjoyed alongside their hand picked selection of thirst-quenching beverages.
Mono is proud to play host to some of the most exciting bands around, both local and international, but also hosts events like exhibitions, book readings, art performances and workshops.
Address: 12, Kings Court, King St, Glasgow G1 5RB | Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10am – 11pm | monocafebar.com
17. The Flying Duck
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The Flying Duck is a basement bar and venue with a dive bar vibe tucked away in Glasgow’s city centre.
Established in 2007, The Duck is an integral part of Glasgow’s underground music scene. A sister venue to Stereo, Mono, The Old Hairdressers & The 78, they describe themselves as a ‘bit of the black sheep of the family’.
They offer a huge drinks selection, pool table, gigs, clubs, quizzes, film screenings, and even drag karaoke and encourage you to come along and unleash your inner freak!
Address: 142 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 3AU | Opening hours: Saturday 9 pm–3 am | theflyingduck.org
18. The 13th Note
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If you’re a dog lover, The 13th Note Cafe will be right up your street!
The eatery describes itself as ‘an independent bar, restaurant and venue’ in Glasgow’s Merchant City with a delicious vegan menu.
All of their food is ethically sourced and they also stock an impressive selection of vegan beers, lagers and wines.
The 13th Note is a music lover’s paradise too as they play host to bands nightly across a wide range of genres.
From acoustic sets that tug on your heartstrings to punk nights for when you want to get rowdy, the 13th Note has got it all.
Address: 50-60 King St, Glasgow G1 5QT | Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 12am | 13thnote.co.uk
Vegan pubs in Edinburgh
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Harmonium opened in 2017 and is run by the same team behind Stereo & co.
Its vegan menu has been developed to give its dishes a ‘subtle maritime twist’, with huge burgers, stone-baked pizzas and indulgent desserts to devour. Celebrating their Scottish heritage, they even serve up a fudge brownie topped with Irn Bru syrup!
Harmonium also offers an ever-changing drinks menu with draught and cask beers, seasonal cocktails and a 100% organic wine list.
They’re both friendly and dog-friendly so offer a relaxing space where the whole family is welcome.
Address: 7-11 E London St, Edinburgh EH7 4BN | Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 4pm – late, Saturday – Sunday 12pm – late | harmoniumbar.co.uk
20. Meadows Tap
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If you love cocktails, street food, and craft beers then Meadows Tap is the place to be!
This retro-themed bar specialises in cocktails and vegan food with some of the biggest and most mouth-watering burgers you’ve ever seen.
Hut it’s not just great for vegan food and drink, it’s a great place to while away the afternoon with a Jukebox, arcade box and TV screens to unwind in front of.
Address: 27 Causewayside, Newington, Edinburgh EH9 1QF | Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 4pm – 11pm, Friday 4pm – 1am, Saturday 12pm – 1am, Sunday 12pm – 12am | instagram.com/meadowstapedinburgh
Vegan pubs in Manchester
21. The Thirsty Scholar
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If you like free music, all-day vegan breakfasts and beers, The Thirsty Scholar is the place to be!
Tucked beneath a railway arch on Manchester’s Oxford Road, it’s a popular student destination as it’s one of the city’s premier venues for free live music. Plus, as a late bar, it’s also one of the last pubs in the area to close at night, making it the place to go for a great night out.
From Monday to Thursday, they host everyone from acoustic artists to full bands, while DJ’s take the stage at the weekend.
They cater for everyone’s tastes with a wide variety of musical styles and also their dietary choices too as they operate a fully vegan kitchen during the day.
Address: 50 New Wakefield St, Manchester, M1 5NP | Opening hours: Sunday – Thursday 12pm – 1am, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 3am | facebook.com/ThirstyScholar
Vegan pubs in Leicester
22. Donald Watson’s Vegan Bar
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Named after the animal activist who co-founded The Vegan Society, Donald Watson Vegan Bar is the UK’s first vegan cocktail bar.
This vegan bar is a great place to retreat to in the evening as it has a relaxed vibe and eclectic decor that takes inspiration from American bars to create a cosy and welcoming space.
They offer a tapas menu that combines different cuisines to create ‘world-class vegan food’ made from organic ingredients, as well as comforting South Indian curries.
But it’s the cocktails that really make this place a must-visit as the mixologists are true cocktail alchemists. They offer a huge range of uniquely creative cocktails, many of which come steaming to your table to create an amazingly memorable experience.
With the Curve theatre situated nearby, Donald Watson’s Vegan Bar is a great place to grab a pre-show drink.
Address: 94 Granby Street, Leicester, LE11DJ | Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 5pm – 12am, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 1am, Sunday 12pm – 10pm | veganbar.uk
Vegan pubs in Nottingham
23. The Golden Fleece
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Good food and great music go hand in hand at Nottingham’s premier vegan pub, The Golden Fleece.
This hip and happening vegan venue boasts a very impressive menu with food made by vegan caterers Prickly Pear. The meat-free menu is filled with vibrant dishes like Tinga Lentil & Tofish Tacos, epic Sunday roasts with all the trimmings and seasonal platters that are perfect for sharing over drinks.
It’s also the place to go with friends at the weekend as they offer bottomless brunches with vegan breakfast burritos and proper fry-ups.
Like any good pub, The Golden Fleece has a well-stocked bar filled with vegan craft beers, ales and cocktails. As well as indoor seating, The Golden Fleece has an outdoor terrace where you can soak up some rays over a cold pint.
It’s not just a great place to grab a drink – they also host pub quizzes, live music events and DJs so you can dance the night away vegan style!
Address: 105 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham, NG1 3FN | Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 12pm – 11.30pm, Friday 12pm – 12am, Saturday 11am – 12pm, Sunday 12pm – 11.30pm | facebook.com/thegoldenfleecenotts
Vegan pubs in Yorkshire
24. Brass Castle Brewery
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After a long day of hiking in the North York Moors National Park, what could be better than a cold vegan beer? And we know just where to go to get it – Brass Castle Brewery in Malton!
This independent microbrewery is run by a team of passionate people creating sustainable beers with no animal ingredients. Plus, they brew all of their beers with gluten-free recipes so everyone can enjoy them.
Brass Castle boasts a core range of six vegan beers, but look out for their seasonals and specials which they release year-round. They also offer a range of vegan bar snacks and nibbles to enjoy alongside their beers.
As well as being the place to go for really good beer, they’re a social bunch who also host quiz nights and tasting sessions and invite anyone to pop in for a drink and a chat.
Address: 10A Yorkersgate, Malton YO17 7AB | Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday 4pm – 9pm, Friday – Saturday 12pm – 10pm, Sunday 12pm – 8pm | brasscastle.co.uk
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