Ye olde trip to Jerusalem: "OK lads, lets get over the Holy land and kick ass" Nottingham Nightlife Tip by sourbugger

Nottingham Nightlife: 54 reviews and 75 photos

  Let's take our time - it's a long way !
by sourbugger

This pub quite boldly claims to be the oldest boozer in Britain. There are other claimants, but it cannot be denied that people have been getting quitely (or loudly) pissed in this place for hundreds of years before the Black Plague or the discovery of America.

The date painted on the walls, that of 1189 A.D, is pretty much a guess - but it is the year of the ascension to the throne of King Richard the First, (the Lionheart).
One of Richard's first acts as the new King was to answer the call to crusade against the Saracens who occupied the Holy Land of Christian religion.

Since the castle above the inn was a royal stronghold, favoured by the King, the knights and men at arms who answered his call came to the castle, and before their journey to the channel ports, they stopped off for plenty of Dutch Courage at the Inn.

The Inn therefore has a great sense of history, and you shouldn't miss the rooms that are carved back into the bedrock.

The food and drink are nothing special, but this place has to be a 'must see' on any visit to Nottingham

Dress Code: None

Directions: At the foot of the Castle
Theme: Eating and Drinking

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 21, 2004
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