I'm looking to put together a database of pub names in the UK, in order to create a Wordle of the most popular - similar to http://londonist.com/2011/03/all-londons-pubs-in-one-diagram.php. Various guides exist but I can't find a definitive dataset. Might involve scraping several lists and cross-referencing to remove duplicates.

Any advice, tips or help will be hugely appreciated. Contact christopher.hall(at)mailonsunday.co.uk

asked 14 Mar '11, 15:07

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One way would be to download the most current snapshot of OpenStreetMap data from

http://download.geofabrik.de/osm/europe/great_britain/

and extract data based on the tag "amenity=pub" http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dpub

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answered 14 Mar '11, 16:40

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You could try the inapub API:

http://developer.inapub.co.uk/

You'll need a (free) API key, but once you're in it seems pretty straightforward.

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answered 21 Mar '11, 18:45

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