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The Easiest Place For A Pub Crawl In The UK Has Been Found - Portsmouth

The Easiest Place For A Pub Crawl In The UK Has Been Found - Portsmouth

Ah, the good ole pub crawl. A day where you start out with the best of intentions, sometimes hilariously dressed, and it ends up with someone being sick and a lot of blackout, good memories.

There will be plenty of people around the UK who will claim their town, city, or village as the best place for getting on the sesh. But there can only be one real winner. And, apparently, that place is Portsmouth.

Credit: eNil/Creative Commons
Credit: eNil/Creative Commons

Yes, that small, seaside port on England's south coast, with a population a little over 200,000, is the easiest place to take your mates for a piss up to end all piss ups.

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Why? Well, it has the highest number of pubs per square mile which is 12. That's a decent amount of drinking establishments you can go through and sink a few pints.

Liberty Games searched through the addresses of 50,000 pubs and dotted them all on a map. They found that Portsmouth was the most crowded.

Liverpool came in second with 11 pubs and it was a tie for third with Bristol, Brighton and Norwich on 10 drinking spots. Keep in mind Liverpool has a whopping 500 pubs, but they're just more scatted around the city.

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Dundee, Manchester, Nottingham and Southampton tied for fourth with a decent nine pubs and Dudley came in tenth with eight.

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The statisticians add: "At the other end of the spectrum, if you for some reason don't like pubs... you may feel at home in the northern Scottish district of Highland which, according to our data, has an average 0.003 pubs per square mile. Although it is almost 12,000 square miles in size."

Now, before all Cockneys out there are screaming for their boozers, well, that is in a different category because it's London. The City of London borough has a whopping 219 pubs per square mile and Westminster comes in second with 46.

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"Although it should be noted that the City of London is VERY small with an area of just over a mile," says Liberty Games.

If you're thirsty, steer clear of Havering as it only has two pubs per square mile. But London on a whole, when compared to the rest of the UK, comes in 14th place with an average of seven pubs per square mile.

Before you book your train ticket south, east or west to Portsmouth, it's worth throwing a question into the mix: is it quality over quantity when you do a pub crawl?

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To be honest, all you really need is a place that sells beer, wine or spirits.

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Topics: Liverpool, Interesting, Bristol, Manchester, Drinking, Beer, UK, London

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