Worth a visit: Marlborough’s Pubs
David Tutin, a Fancyapint follower living in Marlborough, Wiltshire explains why it’s a town worth heading to for a beer.
Tell us where: Marlborough is a small market town focused around Britain’s widest High Street. It’s perhaps most famous for Marlborough College, the large public school which has educated royalty and politicians, among many. It’s a lovely little town.
What’s the pub scene like? There are in the region of 13 pubs, bars and restaurants where you can go for a pint. There’s quite a bit of choice for every drinking preference – it’s pretty good for one little High Street. Over the years I’ve been to them all, but have never really attempted a proper Marlborough pub crawl!
What are your favourites? All on the High Street, I love The Wellington Arms – it’s a busy place serving great pub food – it’s a very welcoming place and good value. I like The Sun, which is very rustic and old fashioned – the atmosphere in there is fantastic, and if I want to watch some sport with a pint, I head for The Bear Hotel.
What else can you do? You’re within striking distance of ancient historic sites such as Avebury, Silbury Hill and West Kennet Long Barrow, or if you want other beery distractions, head down the road to Devizes for the Wadworth brewery tour.
Where can I read more? Sites including http://www.marlboroughwiltshire.co.uk/ and http://www.visitwiltshire.co.uk/site/around-wiltshire/towns-and-villages/marlborough can provide just about all the detail you’ll need.