The Smallest and Oldest Pubs in England

[ 0 ] September 7, 2014 |

If you’re in England and you want to check out some of the oldest and most historic pubs in the country, look no further than The Nutshell, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, The Eagle & Child and The Eagle: 







Image from: The Nutshell Pub

The Nutshell: (Bury St. Edmunds, East Anglia) This tiny little pub–and I stress little. Has the distinction of being the smallest in England. Seriously, more than 5 people and someone needs to drink outside.








Image from: Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Pub

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem: (Nottingham, Midlands) There is some debate about it, but this Nottingham-based pub could be the oldest existing pub in England and is built in a cave and has catacombs. Debate over, this place is olde!!!








Image from: Eagle and Child Pub

The Eagle and Child: (Oxford)  JRR Tolkien and C.S. Lewis used to throw back ales here and there are old framed pages signed by them. Do you need more of a reason to check this place out!?








Image from: The Eagle

The Eagle: (Cambridge) Interesting fact about this pub: When the biologists Watson and Crick discovered DNA, they came to this place to celebrate. Announcing that they had “unlock the mysteries of life” over beers. While you’re there check out all the old WWII fighter pilot memorabilia as this area is known for a hangout for the Royal Air Force of a bygone era.


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Born in Park Ridge, Illinois. Rick has lived in the Chicago area for much of his life. In his early twenties, determined to see the world, he set out to backpack clockwise around the Mediterranean Sea. By working several part-time jobs including construction, he saved his money and started off on a journey that would begin in Greece and, months later, end in Morocco. This journey left him with an insatiable travel bug that sent him to far flung countries of the world. Whether it is a home stay with a family in Russia, teaching English in Japan or visiting friends in Ecuador, Rick has come to see travel as a learning experience. Today, as the father of two small children, Rick does not travel as much but aspires to post some of his travel musings on with the hopes of sharing some travel wisdom that he has experienced. He works as a web and mobile app designer in the north suburbs of Chicago.

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