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Top 10 historic pubs in England

There are about 60 000 pubs in England, therefore, it is hard for tourists to choose the right pub. In this article, we will give you some pieces of information about 10 famous pubs in England that help you to choose the suitable pubs and have a great time in England to experience the western culture.

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1Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, London

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

It is cozy warren of dark rooms reeks of history and Mark Twain, Alfred Tennyson and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were all regulars. The pub is famously referred to in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. These days, snug rooms offer a perfect place for a cup of beer after a hard day working. In the winter, you will be comfortable with the warm fire and atmosphere of the pub.

2Jamaica Inn, Cornwall

Jamaica Inn

At first, Jamaica Inn was served as a guest house. This pub was chosen by woman writer – Daphne du Maurier to be the background of her novel in 1936. After that, a film adapted from this novel. This place was also famous for the ideal shelter of smugglers in that time.

3Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St. Albans

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Public House, St. Albans

Ye Olde Fighting Cocks was first built in 8th century which is also one of the most oldest pubs in England. At first, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’s name was The Round House. Until 1800, this pub was named Ye Olde Fighting Cocks because the fighting cocks competitions were held here.

4The Old Wellington Inn, Manchester

Shambles Square, Manchester

The oldest building of its kind in Manchester, it was built in 1552 next to the market square on what is now Market Street, in what was known as the Shambles. The Old Wellington Inn was known as an ancient building in city than its role in industrial revolution. The oldest building of its kind in Manchester, it was built in 1552 next to the market square on what is now Market Street, in what was known as the Shambles. In 1554 part of it became a draper’s shop, owned by the Byrom family, and the writer John Byrom was born there in 1692. The building had a third story added to it in the 17th century. In 1830 the building became a licensed public house, known as the Vintners Arms, and later the Kenyon Vaults.

5The Old White Swan, York

Old White Swan

The Old White Swan is one building in 9 buildings which were built in 16th century. This is a most well – known pub that attracts many tourists in York.

6The Royal Stag, Datchet

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This pub was built in 16th century, it is said that there was a spirit of a child who waited for his drunk father in the pub.

7The George, Norton St. Philip

The George Inn, Norton St.Philip

This is one of the most antique pubs that is still remained until now in England. Recently, the picture of the pub’s owner has been identified from 15th century.

8The Blackfriar, London

London trip- 18th April 2013

The Blackfriar is the most weird pub and the most favorite pub of John Betjeman – a famous England poet. Located near the station, the Blackfirar is decorated with Art Nouveau style of 1905s. The name Blackfriar reminds tourist about the priests in a friary that near the pub.

9The Eagle and Child, Oxford


Drink in the Oxford atmosphere at this 17th-century pub once a favourite of J R R Tolkien, C S Lewis and later, Inspector Morse creator, Colin Dexter. Today you’ll find the Eagle and Child a simple pub with decent ales. Other historic pubs in Oxford include the The Bear and the Lamb and Flag.

10The Juggs, Kingston (East Sussex)

2009-03-04 The Juggs Arms Kingston Near Lewes

In the romantic view of South Downs, this pub is the most favorite place of people in Kingston because of the delicious food and wine. The guests will relax in warm space and comtemplate the view of South Downs in the cold of winter.

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