Old Public Houses/Pubs....

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    Which is the oldest in your country, or town....?

    Britain's Five Oldest Pubs

    Edsbacka Krog seems to be the oldest in Sweden, opened in 1626....
    The Swedish, Den Gyllene Freden, is the world's oldest restaurant, open in 1522, with Spains Sobrino de Botin in second place, which opened in 1525..
     
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    In my town it would have to be a toss up between Mulcahy's or McMurphy's...certainly centuries younger than anything on that side of the pond.
     
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    #3 Elmas, Sep 20, 2014
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    It is certainly interesting to know wich the oldest pub is, but I would be more interested to know a Pub where a bitter with a decent head is served... nowadays the head vanishes as soon is served into the glass :(
     
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    Depends on the ale. Many don't have a head anyway.

    I'm Oxford born and we think that 'The Bear' (properly The Bear Inn) is the oldest pub in the city. There's been a drinking hole there since the 13th century and the current pub dates back to the 17th century.

    Tourists are often told that The Eagle and Child is the oldest but it dates from about 1650, around the time Charles I was loosing his head.

    Cheers

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    It's hard to get a good head nowadays....
     
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    Oooooo, I hate the old "Ye" thingie.
    The character was not a "Y", and only resembeled the letter Y.
    It was actually called a Thorn, and had the "th" sound.
    So it is The Old, not Ye Old.

    Just sayin
     
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    Again, it depends which pubs your hanging out in. :lol:
     
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    Or is you are married or not. Reminds me of a joke: Why is a bride smiling on her wedding day?
     
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    #10 Siddley, Sep 20, 2014
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    I used to visit the " Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem " now and again in the 1990's. No-one ever called it that though, it was just known as the " Trip "
    About half of the pub is actually caves, dug out of the sandstone rock.
    It was an OK place to go for a beer, the clientele were mostly 'real ale' geeks, rock music fans and bikers.
    They served a beer called " Owd Roger " which was extremely high in alcohol for the time. Not much use to me when I had to ride ( a motorcycle, not a bicycle :D ) 20 miles back home though :(
    I have no idea what it's like now though.
     
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    Influenced by westernization, the first pub appeared in Tokyo in 1880 as Kamiya Bar and is still alive :)
     
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    We have a Saloon nearby that has been operating in the same location since the 1840's, during the Gold Rush.

    However, when I was over in Eastern Europe, my Fiance took me to a place there in Sofia that's been a house of libations for a few hundred years...
     
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