Old Trip to Jerusalem
a report by Dunc and Guy

Our intrepid reports, Dunc and Guy, take one for team, and go to the pub!

But this is no ordinary tavern. It is the Old Trip to Jerusalem, which claims to be the oldest pub in the world.

The pub is built into the rock beneath Nottingham Castle, which is a soft bunter sandstone and it has stood there for centuries.

There are rumour of ghostly goings on, secret passages into the royal castle above, and it serves good food too.

Old Trip to Jerusalem

a report by Dunc and Guy

Dunc and Guy

Music Gaudete by Steeleye Span

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
Greene King webpage

logo Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, built in 1189, is England's oldest surviving inn, just ask our resident ghosts. We were aptly christened when King Richard the Lionheart and his men congregated here before embarking on the Crusades in Jerusalem.

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Trip Advisor

logo After a visit to Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem you'll soon understand why this pub has survived the centuries to become a treasure of Nottingham past and present.

As England's oldest inn, the pub is nestled beneath the cliff on which Nottingham's historic castle stands, and was once a well-known pit stop for crusader knights. It is said that King Richard the Lionheart and his men are more than likely to have gathered at this historic royal dwelling before journeying to Jerusalem in 1189AD, thus giving the pub its unusual name.

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15 Of The Oldest Pubs In The UK And The Fascinating Stories Behind Them
Secret London

logo Murky records and varying definitions mean there’s no true consensus on the crucial question: which is the oldest pub in the UK? However, all of the following pubs present a compelling case, with great stories to boot. So read on, and learn about the great watering holes of the country.

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Tues 19th Dec @ The Robin Hood, Sherwood, Nottingham

Wed 20th Dec 2023 @ Bakersfield Community Cent, Sneinton Dale, Nottingham Doors 7:30 pm

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