Ian McKellen beats off competition from Andy Murray and Charlotte Church to have best celebrity-run pub

Discover the top celebrity-run boozer in the UK! Sir Ian McKellen’s pub, The Grapes, triumphs over rivals like Andy Murray and Charlotte Church.
Discover the top celebrity-run boozer in the UK! Sir Ian McKellen's pub, The Grapes, triumphs over rivals like Andy Murray and Charlotte Church.
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Sir Ian McKellen’s pub has been rated as the top celebrity run boozer in the country.

The Lord of the Rings star’s boozer The Grapes beat off stiff competition from Andy Murray and Charlotte Church.

Located in Limehouse, east London, the beautiful pub features the actor’s iconic staff from his role as Gandalf.

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It has become a top boozing spot for drinkers.

With a soaring score of 72.17% of excellent Google reviews, the pub is top of the charts for most loved spots owned by celebs.

Discover the top celebrity-run boozer in the UK! Sir Ian McKellen's pub, The Grapes, triumphs over rivals like Andy Murray and Charlotte Church.
The Grapes pub owned by Ian McKellen. (Picture: Jam Press)

Second in the top 10 list was singer Charlotte Church’s beautiful retreat located in Rhayader, mid Wales.

The Dreaming retreat scored a whopping 67.30% in excellent reviews and can cost customers looking for a relaxing weekend getaway anywhere from £540 to £1,344 per person.

Coming in at third place, Chelsea flop Hakim Ziyech’s Taco Taco, a Mexican gourmet food restaurant and takeaway located in Shoreditch, east London.

The venue scored an impressive 67.13% in excellent reviews.

The footballer is currently on loan at Turkish side Galatasaray.

Fourth place featured former Corrie actor and singer Adam Rickitt’s Dexter & Jones in Knutsford, Cheshire.

Discover the top celebrity-run boozer in the UK! Sir Ian McKellen's pub, The Grapes, triumphs over rivals like Andy Murray and Charlotte Church.
Dexter and Jones owned by Adam Rickitt. (Picture: Jam Press)

The craft beer, artisan gin, and fine wine bar and shop offers over 800 different craft beers, and scored 64.67% in excellent reviews.

Tennis legend Andy Murray picked up fifth spot with the Cromlix Hotel in Dunblane, Scotland.

Owning the luxury establishment with his wife, the spot earned 63.23% in excellent reviews.

A room at the hotel for the weekend can cost from £702 for two nights.

At sixth place Hotel Football in Manchester wracked up 62.87% in excellent reviews.

Manchester United Royalty Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville, opened the venue in 2015.

Discover the top celebrity-run boozer in the UK! Sir Ian McKellen's pub, The Grapes, triumphs over rivals like Andy Murray and Charlotte Church.
Hotel Football owned by Royalty Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville. (Picture: Jam Press)

A two-night weekend stay at the hotel can cost from £411.

Neil Morrisey, most famous for his work on the sitcom Men Behaving Badly, had his pub feature in seventh place.

The Plume of Feathers in Stoke-on-Trent scored an impressive 60.43% in excellent reviews.

Singer James Blunt featured in the top 10 in eighth place with his Gastropub, The Fox and Pheasant, in Chelsea, west London which has received 57.57% excellent reviews.

Discover the top celebrity-run boozer in the UK! Sir Ian McKellen's pub, The Grapes, triumphs over rivals like Andy Murray and Charlotte Church.
The Fox and Pheasant, owned by James Blunt. (Picture: Jam Press)

Creator of the hit Netflix show The Gentlemen, Guy Ritchie’s Lore of the Land pub in Marylebone, central London ranked ninth, with a rating of 54.97%.

Finally, in tenth place is The Albion Rooms hotel, in Margate, Kent owned by the iconic band The Libertines.

The hotel rated 54.77% in excellent reviews and is based in Kent.

A spokesperson for Wealth of Geeks – which compiled it- said:”Establishments owned by celebrities as a side hustle has emerged as a prominent trend in the hospitality industry, and it’s interesting to see what the public thinks are the best-rated.

“The range of celebrities who have ventured into the hospitality sector varies from football legends to musicians and actors, which demonstrates how attractive it is as a business opportunity.

“However it’s also a risk, because poor reviews from customers could do more than just impact people’s opinion of the establishment, they could also damage the celebrity’s brand and persona.

“Therefore the celebrities who feature at the top of this list will be pleased their side hustles are proving popular with the public.”

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