10 of the world’s oldest pubs

Cave Bar, Petra, Jordan


Dates from: 14AD (2,000 years old)

While not technically the oldest operating bar, The Cave is certainly set in one of the oldest locations; a 2,000-year-old Nabataean tomb in Petra, Jordan. A bar and restaurant has been carved into the ancient caves creating a truly unique corner of the world to enjoy a drink. It is the only private section of the ancient city of Petra, with its exterior used as a backdrop in the final scenes of the Harrison Ford adventure Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. 

One Response to “10 of the world’s oldest pubs”

  1. Bridget Stott says:

    And perhaps add The Porch House at Stow-on-the-Wold dating from 947AD. porch-house.co.uk

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