The Best Bohemian Boozers

The best pubs in Britain and beyond to create, write and drink!

Welcome to Hennegan’s Good (Literary) Pub Guide. 

Nick Hennegan is a writer, director and producer, best known for writing and creating The London Literary Pub Crawl and his acclaimed Shakespeare adaptations and new plays. He is also credited with starting ‘Pub’ Theatre in Birmingham, UK, with the Maverick Theatre Company back in 1994.  So in his time, he’s been in a few pubs!  He is also one of the new ‘gig’ generation of workers, using coffee shops and bars instead of a traditional office.  But coffee shops close and if you feel like it’s great to create late, then this guide is for you!

The drinks are of secondary importance.  There is an excellent organisation called CAMRA – the Campaign for Real Ale – in the UK.  They have done a great job of not only furthering the cause of ‘Real’ quality beer, but their activism has helped to preserve a number of pubs that may have fallen foul of greedy developers years ago. We are in an age where small breweries are springing up all over the UK.  The British Pub is recognised as a crucial part of our British way of life.

These reviews are marked by ambiance more than taste – at least taste of beer!  Wi-fi matters!  As does comfort, environment, the ability to focus and how nice the staff are!  Described by arts website Remote Goat as one of “London’s new Bohemians”, Nick’s Podcast was voted Number 2 in the top 10 bohemian podcasts on the web! Nick has marked each pub with a Boho/NoGo rating.  It’s very personal though, as you will find out. But if you have a favourite place to create, please become a guest reviewer! Get in touch with your review and we’ll publish it! See the reviews on our Posts page.

🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷  Bo-ho Heaven. Live. there. That is all.

🍷🍷🍷🍷 This pub changed the world.  Wear tweeds.

🍷🍷🍷 A must visit pub.

🍷🍷 This pub got some artists drunk.

🍷 This pub probably has more TV screens than thinking people.

Please get in touch if you’ve any comments on any of the reviews.  We start in London, but there are a few in Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Wales and Edinburgh.  The reviews all happen anonymously and no money has changed hands!  If you want Nick or a guest reviewer to visit your pub or bar, email him.  You may have to pay for the travel though.  And buy them a pint! Or two.  After the review, of course.  You know what these Bohemians are like…

Oh, and the book is on the way!