Thursday, 28 January 2016

11. The Clachan Inn - 1734

The Clachan Inn - 1734

Officially, the license claims 1734 as the first year of operation, but local legend suggests it’s much older - including that Rob Roy’s sister was once the landlady. It also serves Fraoch, an ale brewed from heather based on a 4000-year old recipe

10. Feathers Hotel - 1619

Feathers Hotel - 1619

This Ludlow location appears to be the oldest continuous license, since 1619, but there were undeniably older running pubs - the first licenses were issued in 965

9. Man & Scythe - 1251

9. Man & Scythe - 1251

Man & Scythe - 1251

A pub that’s been rebuilt fairly recently in 1636, the first appearance of a pub on the site appears to be 1251, at the same time as the charter setting up the market in a nearby area - though the cellar is much older. Decorated by an axe used in the 1651 execution of the Earl of Derby.

8. Adam & Eve - 1241

8. Adam & Eve - 1241

Adam & Eve - 1241

As with many old pubs, this was built at the same time as the nearby cathedral. Hungry stonemasons needed drinks and lodging, and this pub sprung up to serve that need in the 13th century. The remains of a medieval monk were found in the cellar a few decades ago.

7. Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem - 1189

7. Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem - 1189

Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem - 1189

This pub is built into the foundations of Nottingham castle, and was named since it was last stopping off point for soldiers heading in Crusades. Because war needs alcohol.

6. The Skirrid Mountain Inn - 1110

6. The Skirrid Mountain Inn - 1110

The Skirrid Mountain Inn - 1110

This Abergavenny pub claims to be over 900 years old, and used to be a courthouse, as well as being the meeting point for Owain Glyndwr’s ill-fated revolts against English rule. Legal chronicles date the pub, on its original site, to 1110.

5. Royal Standard of England - 1086 (sort of)

Royal Standard of England - 1086 (sort of)

It was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as a freehouse, and has a slightly complicated history. Before that date, it was allegedly used as long ago as Saxon times. However, it was as a meeting point and alehouse, but was essentially still a private dwelling, which means concluding an exact date is tricky.

4. The Bingley Arms/The Priest’s Inn - 905 (maybe)

4. The Bingley Arms/The Priest’s Inn - 905 (maybe)

The Bingley Arms/The Priest's Inn - 905 (maybe)
Originally called The Priest’s Inn, there are records mentioning the pub from 905. Though this was in the context of its duel function as a court, since alcohol should always be included in legal proceedings. It claims this makes it the Oldest Pub in Britain, though official numbers only credit it with 953, and it was rebuilt in 1539.

3. Ye Olde Fighting Cocks - 795

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks - 795

This St. Albans pub is recognised by Guinness as the oldest pub, but has a little controversy attached. Documents suggest the pub began in 795. However, it may only have arrived on its current site, an old pigeon coop, in 1485, with earlier incarnation standing on other sites. As a result, some observers claim the real date should be later, though Guinness have stood firm.

2. The Eagle And Child - 514 (probably not)

2. The Eagle And Child - 514 (probably not)

The Eagle And Child - 514 (probably not)

514 is the very earliest evidence of the attached hotel, but the pub has been closed at times and the name is definitely only from the 14th century, and overall, 947 seems to be the provable number. It does appear to have once hosted bear fights, which, on balance, is good to have been replaced by quiz machines and Sky Sports.

1 The Old Ferryboat Inn - 460 (potentially)

1. The Old Ferryboat Inn - 460 (potentially)

The Old Ferryboat Inn - 460 (potentially)

Alcohol was definitely served on the site from 560, and archaeological records date the foundations back at least a further hundred years. But beyond that, it’s difficult to get conclusive proof of its actual age. Rebuilds, a lack of evidence, and apparent extended breaks in trading mean no official recognition.
Information from Fat Badgers, DrinkedIn & Wikipedia
Got a challenger? Let us know in the comments!

Britain's oldest pubs: in pictures

Britain's oldest pubs: in pictures

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans, Hertfordshire
This unusual, octagonal-shaped pub (it was once a pigeon house) claims to date all the way back to 973, though historians are sniffy about its claim to be Britain's oldest - the earliest license date we have for it is from the 18th century. It's still a charming place to visit, though, with low ceilings, and even an original bread oven next to one of the fireplaces.

English Pubs Enjoy the real experience of England—a cozy pub, a pint of good bitter ale to sip, a convivial atmosphere to enjoy, and in more and more cases a plate of wholesome food to tuck into.

Photo: The Lord Nelson pub in Southwold Suffolk UK
The Lord Nelson in Southwold, Suffolk, England, is a popular coastal pub.

The Betjeman Arms, St. Pancras, London

  1. Whether you want a last pint before zooming beneath the Channel to France orBelgium, or a first taste of the best of British ale, hasten along to The Betjeman Arms, a comfortable pub in St. Pancras Station, home of Eurostar. Part “gastro” (good food) and part pub (good beer), this is a highly successful modern take on the railroad pubs of old.
    Planning: Opening hours: 10 a.m.–11 p.m.

The Royal Oak, Borough, London

  1. Situated close to the spot where the Tabard Inn in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales supposedly stood, this pub has its own pilgrims, who come to contemplate the magnificent beers of Sussex brewer, Harveys. Keeping alive the traditions of London pub life, it is a good place for that time-honored pub activity: conversation.
    Planning: Opening hours: 11 a.m.–11 p.m., weekdays; 12 p.m.–11 p.m., Saturdays; 12–6 p.m., Sundays.

The Bricklayer’s Arms, Putney, London

  1. This compact Victorian gem—with wooden floors, old photos on the walls, and a central bar—lies hidden away down a small cul-de-sac not far from the Thames. Run by former actress Becky Newman, it is a showcase for Timothy Taylor’s range of pristine Yorkshire ales. There are also guest ales, occasional beer festivals, and delicious food in the evenings.
    Planning: Opening hours: 12–11 p.m.; 12–10:30 p.m., Sundays.

The Thatchers Arms, Mount Bures, Essex

  1. Sitting atop a ridge, The Thatchers Arms overlooks the Stour and Colne valleys, beloved of the locally born landscape painter John Constable. This is also excellent walking country, and The Thatchers Arms is an ideal place to relax after a ramble. Order a plate of traditional pub food, such as bangers and mash, and wash it down with a pint of local Brewers Gold.
    Planning: Opening hours: 12–3 p.m., 6–11 p.m., weekdays (closed Mondays); 12–11 p.m., weekends.

The Anchor, Walberswick, Suffolk

  1. Walberswick is everyone’s idea of an English country village, in which The Anchor presents its own distinctive style. A prime example of 1920s’ “Tudorbethan” architecture, it has a bright two-roomed bar, while a sea-facing terrace offers space for alfresco eating and drinking. Plump down for Adnams’ real ales, a tremendous wine list, and a superb menu featuring locally sourced ingredients.
    Planning: Opening hours: 11 a.m.–4 p.m., 6–11 p.m., weekdays; 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Saturdays; 12–11 p.m., Sundays.

London's bars gear up for World Cup rush... and here's the best of where to watch

Thousands of venues across London  - ranging from the Ministry of Sound to “Fat Ronaldo’s” pop up bar - are preparing to show World Cup matches on large screens from tonight.
Restaurants, pubs and clubs across the capital hope to cash in on the euphoria surrounding the World Cup which kicks off this evening when hosts Brazil take on Croatia in Sao Paolo.
Many will install TV screens as a backdrop to food and drinking, but others are to charge entry fees and create events around the football.
Some of the best known venues on London, such as Indigo at the 02 in Greenwich, the Kentish Town Forum and the Coronet in Elephant & Castle - the heart of London’s Latin quarter - are showing the games, many with additional traditional Brazilian entertainment.
Ministry of Sound in Elephant & Castle is opening up its courtyard from 10pm on Saturday night when England take on Italy in their group D opener.
A number of World Cup pop-up bars will open their doors for the month long tournament including Fat Ronaldo’s in Shoreditch, named after the Brazilian striker who holds the record for goals scored at World Cups.
It is installing palm trees along with deck chairs for fans in two arches close to Old Street underground station to watch the games with samba bands and DJs adding to the entertainment.
Another pop up called Fever Pitch is being set up at at Fulham’s Broadway Bar and Grill with 14 TV screens that covering every wall of the 400 capacity venue.
There are no plans to stage “fan zone” outdoor screens, as during London 2012, because of the potential for trouble.
The screens were scrapped in 2006 after 16 people were injured when fighting broke out in a 6,000-strong crowd at Canary Wharf to watch an England World Cup game.
Instead many venues will be holding World Cup parties in order to show the games.
Brazilian bar Guanabara, near Covent Garden, has already sold out of tickets for the opening game between Brazil and Croatia next Thursday night despite the 9pm start.
Sushi Samba at the top of the Heron Tower in the City, will be showing matches on a big screen and have introduced a £75-per-head menu  which includes champagne, aperitifs and a sushi platter.
At Boteco Brasil Soho, based at The Gallery, there will be “a celebration of Brazil through food, dance, sport and art”, with a series of film screenings, exhibitions, talks and dinners, as well as the World Cup matches being broadcast.
Organiser Constantin Bjerke said: “Most people are very fond of the country yet everyone has a different idea of what Brazil is and often the stereotypes of beach, samba, carnival and football are what comes to mind first.
“These are each great parts of Brazilian culture but Brazil has so much more to offer. There is a cultural richness and depth that is not so well known outside its borders, particularly when it comes to food and the arts, and we want to introduce Londoners to this side of Brazil too.”
Other Brazilian venues include Guanabara in Holborn, which will screen every Brazil match and most England matches, plus entertainment from samba dancers and capoeira performers.
“Floripa in Shoreditch is showing matches, while Cocobamboo in Chalk Farm is also offering prizes, including free shots for every goal and a chance to win a trip to the winning nation.
As expected, almost every pub in London will be showing World Cup matches.
But for a more exclusive experience, Polo Bar on Bishopsgate, which has been refurbished to include a new private bar, ‘Phil’s Office’, can be booked out in advance for £300 per match, including 20 beers and half time snacks.
Fans are also being offered the chance to watch games in a number of luxury locations including the former Victorian grand hotel location 8 Northumberland next to Trafalgar Square, the Grade II-listed venue The Brewery in the City buildings of Whitbread’s 18th Century beer-making empire, and the Artillery Garden at the Honourable Artillery Company in Chiswell Street, with tickets going for up to £1,788 for a table of ten including dinner and entertainment.
Cucina Asellina in the ME London hotel near Somerset House will become a hub for Italian fans for the first World Cup match against England, with Italy’s public national broadcaster RAI Italia  broadcasting live from the restaurant.
Others will likely head to Bunga Bunga Italian bar and pizzeria in Battersea, while the Whirled Cinema in Brixton is hosting its own Whirled Cup, with 28 matches being screened, as well as classic football films and documentaries, a Fifa14 video game tournament, and food and drink.
Zebrano cocktail bars in Soho are screening all matches and offering specially crafted menus for each country, while The Vaults in Waterloo is having a World Cup Carnival, complete with an enormous 5m screen.

Rush Bar Information

Rush Bar Information

The Rush Bar consists of three floors with the top being small but cosy - perfect for couples or small groups of friends catching up over cocktails. The ground floor is an open space, comfortable and warm - ideal for a quick drink before you move downstairs, where you can enjoy the morocan ambience over funky and soulful house.
Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 16:00-01:00
Sat 12:00-01:00
Sun 13:00-00:30
Bus onto Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road.

1 - 20 of more than 5500 Results
 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >> Last
Sort by: