Whether you’re looking for a night out on the town or a quiet pint or two in the pubs of Aylesbury, our local guide has cherry-picked our favourite drinking dens and dance floors to help point you in the direction of the best nightlife options.
Nightlife in Aylesbury
When it comes to nice pubs with cheap drinks and lively atmospheres, there’s no denying Wetherspoons know what they’re doing. The Bell is the local Wetherspoons pub here in Aylesbury. It sits on the edge of Market Square, watching over the traders, enticing them inside this delightful 15th-century watering hole with its excellent drinks selection and super quick pub grub.
Another excellent and even more historic option in Market Square is The King’s Head. It’s owned by the National Trust, run by the Chiltern brewery, and ranks among the oldest pubs in the south of England. While the building dates back to the 15th century, the cellars go back to the 1400s when they were part of the local friary. Scaredy-cats may want to give it a miss, there are reportedly three ghosts haunting the pub.
The Hop Pole Inn is another of our favourites, especially since it was refurbished to offer excellent eating as well as a fantastic selection of real ales. The Aylesbury Brewhouse Co set up shop at the back of the pub, while The Hop Pole is owned and run by the award-winning Vale Brewery. As you’d expect, they serve a great pint. A word of warning, if you pop in, even for a ‘quick one’, you likely won’t be leaving any time soon.
Last up, if you’re looking for lovely decor, delightful food, good company, and excellent drinks, The Broad Leys ticks all the right boxes. It’s a beautiful pub on Wendover Road, leading away from the train station. When the sun’s out and the weather’s warm it has one of our favourite beer gardens in Aylesbury, while in the winter you can thaw away the cold next to one of the roaring log fires.
Pubs in Aylesbury
Bars in Aylesbury
Coming at you with the powerful combination of pizzas and quality cocktails is The Snug on Market Square. It’s a stylish bar in the heart of town, just down the road from the Waterside Theatre, our top option when it comes to entertainment in Aylesbury.
The Temple Street Wine Bar is a wine bar on Temple Street, although we probably didn’t need to tell you that. It is a good place to drink wine. The selection is very good, the friendly faces who run the place are always happy to offer a recommendation. The food is also good, while the space is nice and airy.
Tres Corazones could have easily snuck its way onto our page dedicated to our favourite places to eat in Aylesbury. However, as we enjoy their cocktails even more than their tapas – which is no mean feat – so it’s found a home here among the best bars in the area. It’s a stylish tapas bar in Wendover where we’ve happily drank our day away. It’s especially good in summer when the facade’s bifold doors are drawn all the way back.
For anyone craving late night dancing and dastardly drinks deals, make your way to the Kingsbury where you’ll find Fever & Cirque, one of the most popular nightclubs in Aylesbury. It’s open three days a week, Thursday through to Saturday, with three rooms, four bars, and a late license until 3am. The Fever room is for pop and party anthems. The mantra is, ‘if you can’t sing it, we won’t play it’. Cirque attracts a more stylish crowd with a playlist ranging from R&B to house. While there’s also the Kukui tiki bar where you can sip on cocktails and get your Hawaiian freak on.
You’ll find Niche on Market Square, next to The King’s Head. It’s more of the same, another weekend-only club that attracts good numbers and stays open late. The music is varied to say the least, and very often cheesy. But if that’s your cup of tea, head down for one of Aylesbury’s more fun and easy-going nights out.