Britain's Oldest Pubs

Step back in time and enjoy a bit of history with your pint while exploring some of Britain's oldest boozers.

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  • Adam & Eve

    17 Bishopgate, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1RZ
    Adam & Eve

    Adam & Eve is a city centre pub in Norwich, England. It is located on Bishopgate, close to Norwich Cathedral, the Great Hospital and Norwich Crown Court. It is widely claimed to be the oldest pub in the city, with the earliest known reference made in 1249

    • Beer garden
    • Food
    • Outside area
    • Real ale
    • WiFi free
    • Cask Marque members
  • Bingley Arms

    37 Church Lane, Bardsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 9DR
    Bingley Arms

    Located in the beautiful village of Bardsey, The Bingley Arms is no ordinary pub. It’s the original English pub - officially the oldest in Britain - dating back over 1000 years to a time when Vikings were conquering parts of the country and before England

    • Beer garden
    • Car park
    • Dogs allowed
    • Family friendly
    • Food
    • Function room
    • Outside area
    • Real ale
    • Real fire
    • Cask Marque members
  • Clachan

    2 Main Street, Drymen, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G63 0BP
    Clachan

    If you are walking the West Highland Way, Rob Roy Way or lazily exploring the delights of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, you’ll soon discover there are few places more welcoming than The Clachan Inn on the beautiful village square of Drymen,

    • Accommodation
    • Dogs allowed
    • Family friendly
    • Food
    • Real ale
    • Real fire
  • Eagle & Child

    49 St. Giles, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3LU
    Eagle & Child

    FAMOUS FOR SERVING THE INKLINGS C.S. LEWIS AND J.R.R. TOLKIEN AND OTHERS

    • Food
    • Real ale
    • WiFi free
    • Cask Marque members
  • Old Ferry Boat Inn

    Holywell, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4TG
    Old Ferry Boat Inn

    Overlooking the Great Ouse river, The Old Ferry Boat is reputedly England’s oldest inn. Located in the hamlet of Holywell, the thatched roof and white stonework have remained for many years, while modern furnishings and contemporary comforts create a hom

    • Accommodation
    • Beer garden
    • Car park
    • Dogs allowed
    • Family friendly
    • Food
    • Outside area
    • Real ale
    • WiFi free
    • Cask Marque members
  • Porch House

    Digbeth Street, Stow On The Wold, Gloucestershire, GL54 1BN
    Porch House

    The oldest inn in England, The Porch House on Digbeth Street – it reputedly dates from 987 AD. Historic discoveries at the Porch House include a 10th century Saxon shoe, a Royalist commander’s letter from the Civil War and a tunnel leading from the bar to

    • Accommodation
    • Beer garden
    • Disabled facilities
    • Dogs allowed
    • Food
    • Real ale
    • Real fire
    • WiFi free
    • Cask Marque members
  • Prospect Of Whitby

    57 Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London, E1W 3SH
    Prospect Of Whitby

    The Prospect of Whitby is a historic public house on the banks of the Thames at Wapping in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It lays claim to being the site of the oldest riverside tavern, dating from around 1520.

    • Beer garden
    • Car park
    • Disabled facilities
    • Family friendly
    • Food
    • Outside area
    • Real ale
    • Real fire
    • WiFi free
    • Rugby
    • Cask Marque members
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  • Royal Standard Of England

    Brindle Lane, Forty Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1XT
    Royal Standard Of England

    Truly historic pub with nooks and crannies, gnarled timbers, worn flagstones and carved oak panels.

    • Beer garden
    • Dogs allowed
    • Family friendly
    • Food
    • Outside area
    • Real ale
    • Real fire
  • Skirrid Mountain Inn

    Skirrid Court, Llanvihangel Crucorney, Abergavenny, Gwent, NP7 8DQ
    Skirrid Mountain Inn

    Reputed to be one of the oldest pubs in Wales, the Skirrid has a woven itself into history & folkore. Shakespeare himself is said to have taken inspiration from this place & Owain Glyndwr may have rallied his men on this very site. If you are lucky enough

    • Accommodation
    • Family friendly
    • Food
    • Outside area
    • Real ale
    • Real fire
  • Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

    16 Abbey Mill Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4HE
    Ye Olde Fighting Cocks

    Warmly furnished pub serving classic British fare & rotating beers, plus weekly live music.

    • Beer garden
    • Disabled facilities
    • Dogs allowed
    • Family friendly
    • Food
    • Outside area
    • Real ale
    • Real fire
    • WiFi free
    • Cask Marque members
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