The word Pub seems to be synonymous with drinking establishments of the UK and Ireland. Most other countries tend to call them bars, other than perhaps Australia, and if you do find a pub outside GB/Eire it’s most likely been modelled on our country’s examples anyway. The village pub is usually the heart of every rural community and even in the largest towns and cities there is a regular clientele that claims a particular pub to be their “local”. With being such a focal point of the social life of GB/Eire for hundreds of years it’s no surprise that many an event is associated with them and here are 10 famous British pubs.
1. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham
One of the most famous of British pubs and is purportedly the oldest. It is famous for the caves carved into sandstone below Nottingham Castle that are incorporated into the pub building. Even though it claims a drinking establishment on the site since 1189 the current building is about 300 years old. The caves have been proven to be the site of a former brewery dating to when the castle was constructed in 1089 so it’s possible that it is even older than it claims. The name comes from its legacy of being a stopping off point for knights from the North countries making their way to join the Crusades.