Bricklayer’s Arms in Hemel Makes AA Pub Guide

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Britain’s best pubs have been revealed in a brand new guide by the AA.

Pubs that serve gourmet food, dog-friendly pubs, quirky pubs, cosy pubs and the AA Pub of the Year award-winners – they’re all in The Pub Guide 2020.

The 21st edition of the guide features 2,000 establishments from around the UK, all chosen for their atmosphere, good beer and great food. The pubs deemed to be extra special are singled out for ‘pick of the pubs’ sections.

Among the guide editors’ best pubs is The Bricklayer’s Arms in Hemel Hempstead, which is best known for its ivy-covered facade. According to the AA, it also has an ‘immaculate interior’.

And according to the AA, it also has an ‘immaculate interior with low beams, exposed brickwork, open fires and candlelight’.

The establishment, which is also a ‘pick of the pubs’, evolved from early 18th century cottages that Benskin’s Brewery part-converted into an alehouse in 1832.

Further conversions of the building took place in the 1970s and, more recently, the barn became a restaurant.

The Bricklayer’s Arms also boasts an AA rosette for its food and offers traditional English and French cooking.

It has nearly 140 wines and champagnes on offer.

You can see which other pubs around the UK made the list here.