15 British pubs that changed history

The watering holes with stories to tell

Man drinking pint of beer

When you're down at your local indulging in a pint after a long week at work, it's unlikely you're thinking about the history of the establishment. After all, a pub is a pub - they can't be that exciting historically, can they?

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Well, that's where you might be wrong because there are plenty of pubs across Britain that have played an important role in changing the course of history.

For example, did you know that a pub in rural Northamptonshire played host to Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators as they planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament?

And the Crescent in Greater Manchester may look like you're average pub, but it was here that Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels had discussions which led to the creation of the Communist Manifesto.

Take a look at the slideshow below to find out more about the British pubs that have changed the course of history...

British pubs that changed history

British pubs that changed history