3 Best Peterborough Pub Crawls

From the busy centre to the quiter edges, there are many pubs in Peterborough worth visiting whether you’re after a relaxing drink or a fun few pints.

For anyone looking to see some of the best pubs in Peterborough in one day, there’s no better way to do so than with a pub crawl.

One of the best things to do in Peterborough is seeing the sights while enjoying a few good drinks along the way!

You can plan your own route to tick off the pubs that you most want to visit, but to provide some inspiration we’ve put together this list of the best pub crawls in Peterborough.

St John's Church in the centre of Peterborough
A church in the centre of Peterborough

1. City centre circuit

There are many places to get a drink in the city centre, and this list cover many of the most popular pubs and bars in Peterborough.

The Draper’s Arms

A great first stop on any Peterborough pub crawl due to its proximity to the train station, the Draper’s Arms is a Wetherspoon pub set in a 19th-century draper’s shop.

Queen’s Head

The Queen’s Head is located right in the centre of Peterborough, making a great spot for a drink. You’ll also be able to get some tasty food here, as the pizza oven makes this one of our favourite places to eat in Peterborough.

St John's Church in the centre of Peterborough

Turtle Bay

Opposite the Queen’s Head is Turtle Bay. While not a pub, this popular chain is always a good option if you’re in need of another drink, especially if you fancy trying a cocktail.

Tap and Tandoor

While it’s also one of the best Indian restaurants in Peterborough, Tap and Tandoor also offers a range of different brews.

Sir Henry Royce

Named after the co-founder of Rolls-Royce who was born near Peterborough, this pub has a great range of drinks and, on some nights, you can live music too.

The College Arms

Another Wetherspoon pub, the College Arms is located on Broadway, not far from the Queensgate bus station if you need a ride home at the end of the pub crawl.

2. Werrington Walk

In the north of the city, Werrington is peaceful residential area with a range of establishments that make for one of the best Peterborough pub crawls.


This micropub is one of the more unusual pubs in the city, but the interesting selection of beers on tap make it worth a visit.

The Three Horseshoes

Head up Amberley Slope and you’ll come across the Three Horseshoes, the first of three pubs located along Church Street in Peterborough.

A pint of beer on a table in the Three Horseshoes pub
A pint at the Three Horseshoes

Cock Inn

You can then head east or west along Church Street (this pub crawl takes you on a circular loop), but head west first will take you to the Cock Inn.

A club sandwich with chips from the Cock Inn in Werrington, Peterborough
A club sandwich from the Cock Inn

Crab & Winkle

Follow Lincoln Road and you can next stop at the Crab & Winkle, a Greene King pub.

The Ploughman

In the centre of Werrington, the Ploughman is a popular spot for a drink where you may even be treated to some live music.

Bluebell Inn

Looping back around to the picturesque Church Street, the Bluebell Inn has a fantastic selection of drinks which you can enjoy in the great pub garden.

3. Oundle Road Trail

To the south of the River Nene, this pub crawl takes you through some scenic parts of Peterborough.

Ramblewood Inn

Right by the Orton Hall Hotel and Spa, a 4-star hotel, Ramblewood Inn is a scenic setting to enjoy a drink.

Gordon Arms

Heading along Oundle Road, the Gordon Arms is a Greene King with the feel of a village pub.

The Botolph Arms

A short detour off Oundle Road, the Botolph Arms is a quiet pub set in converted 18th century cottages.

Cross Keys

Further along Oundle Road, the Cross Keys is a modern pub that shows live sports – a great spot to stop at if you don’t want to miss a game!

Yard of Ale

Along with live music and sports, the Yard of Ale is worth stopping by if you’re interested in try out a different drink, as they have a pump dedicated to not serving the same beer twice.

Charters Bar

At the end Oundle Road you can head up London Road and end this Peterborough bar crawl at Charters Bar, a real ale bar located on a historic boat with great views over the river.

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