Built into a cave system underneath Nottingham Castle, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (or ‘The Trip’ as locals call it) is a legend among English inns.
This was supposedly the place where Richard the Lionheart’s crusaders stopped off for a swift half, before heading off to battle the Saracens back in the 12th-century. It’s regarded by many (both ale drinkers and historians) as the oldest pub in the country – pulling in punters since 1189AD.
You’ll be clutching your tankard open-mouthed as you sit back and soak up some genuine English history. The landlord will happily take you on a post-pint tour of the haunted cellars and caves below, if you ask.
Just make sure you keep an eye out for the filthy masts of the cursed galleon; a model ship said to bring a mysterious death upon those who dare to dust it. It’s a favourite with locals and tourists alike, but rumour has it the cleaner isn’t so keen.