10 of the world’s oldest pubs

The Bingley Arms, Leeds, UK


Dates from: 953AD (1,061 years old)

Finally, we arrive at the Bingley Arms, which claims to have been offering weary travellers and clergymen alike a refreshing pint since 953AD. At 1,061 years old the pub said to have been mentioned in the Domesday Book. Previously known as The Priest’s Inn, the premises served as a rest house for monks travelling between abbeys in Leeds and York. Later it would become a haven with holes found in the pub’s chimneys said to have concealed Catholic priests on the run from Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries campaign.

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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