England’s oldest pubs

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Fancy a Pint? Somewhere with a bit of history? Read on for Britain’s Oldest pubs, that are still serving happy customers today.

There has been continued debate over the years, as to which pub is actually the oldest.

Here are a selection, considered by many to be Britain’s oldest pub.

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks dates back to the 8th Century. The pub you can see today was built in the 11th Century. St Albans Cathedral and grounds are just across the road and there are tunnels stretching from the beer cellar to the Cathedral, apparently used by Monks. Cock fighting took place in the main bar in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, hence the name of the pub. With its long history ‘The Cocks’ could tell a few stories!

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So there are quite a few pubs claiming to be Britain’s oldest watering hole. It is safe to say that there are a lot of very old pubs across the country!

For more information on Historic Pubs take a look at the Real Heritage Pub Guide the definitive guide to the nation’s most important historic pub interiors. (compiled by CAMRA’s Pub Heritage Group)

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