Something different to try this Valentine's Day

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The everlasting month of January is well behind us, which means only one thing. Love is in the air and there is no better time to get excited about Valentine’s Day.  


We love nothing more than a bit of good old-fashioned romance but we also aren’t convinced that a dozen roses and box of chocolates is the only way to show your true love. From secret corners in historic pubs to evenings out to delight your senses, here are some unique ways to charm your beloved this Valentine’s Day.  

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Get quizzical

Calling all sapiophiles! If you find your partner’s bulging brain the hottest thing about them then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got some amazing quiz nights happening in our pubs this Valentine’s Day, meaning you’ll fancy them more than ever on the night. Check out The Drayton Court in Ealing, The Fox & Hounds in Lyndhurst or The Princess Royal in Farnham for just some of the awesome brain-busting nights to enjoy.

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Love on the cards

Fancy giving your partner a run for their money? Get lucky at The Woodman in Waterlooville where they’ll be hosting a Redtooth poker night and can guarantee you a Valentine’s night with a bit of an edge.

For the love of beer

Who says Champagne is the drink of the season? What better way to toast the day of love than with an evening sampling some awesome beer at the Siren Brewery tap takeover at The Harpenden Arms where you’ll be able to run through all the amazing beers from this modern brewery based in Berkshire.  

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Perfect Harmony

What better way to declare your love than through the power of song! The Anglers in Teddington invites you down on the 14 February for a good old choral sing-a-long. You’ll be provided with lyrics and a great range of drinks to keep your voice fully lubricated throughout the evening – the perfect harmony for romance. The pub will also be offering a free cocktail to anyone that books in for the Valentine's signature menu on the night.

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For the love of history

There’s nothing like an evening stroll on the big night and where better to do it than in the heart of the City. With a selection of stunning and historic London pubs, including The Counting House, The Trinity Bell, The Vintry and Shaws Booksellers - Valentine’s is the perfect chance to pub hop your way to happiness with the one you love.

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Putting a ring on it?

You could not find a better place to get down on one knee than at Ye Olde Mitre in the heart of Hatton Garden, the perfect pub to raise a glass after browsing London’s most famous jewellery quarter in search of the perfect sparkler! 

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A room with a view

If you want a break from gazing into the eyes of your loved one, take your pick from one of our numerous pubs with amazing views including The Banker in the heart of the City overlooking the river Thames, The Ship Inn in Langstone with its endless sea views or The Still & West in Portsmouth boasting the best views in town overlooking the harbour.

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Mix it up

For the ultimate cocktail experience there is no better place than The Gun in Docklands, overlooking the River Thames to either enjoy one of its hand-crafted cocktails prepared by the pub's in-house mixologist, or for those who prefer a drop of wine, sit back and relax with a classic Bordeaux, a bold Rioja or something from the New World recommended by its expert sommelier.  

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Whisked away

What’s more romantic than a weekend in Paris? Well your romantic weekend away can start well before you board the train in Kings Cross’ hidden gem – The Parcel Yard. This stunning pub serves as the perfect place for a romantic tête-à-tête with its multiple rooms, secret corners and stunning loft space, you’ll never want to leave.  

Traditional romance

For those looking for classic candlelight and romance we can guarantee that too, with an abundance of pubs offering amazing Valentine’s Day dining experiences with a little something to complete the night. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine at The Grand Central when you book a table for two on the night, romance and music at The Hampshire Hog and tasty Thai and a cold glass of bubbly at The Prince Albert in Twickenham.

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