10 of the world’s oldest pubs

The Brazen Head, Dublin, Ireland

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Dates from: 1198AD (816 years old)

The Brazen Head claims to be the oldest pub in Ireland, a subject of much dispute particularly with the later mentioned Sean’s Bar. It claims a history dating back to 1198 AD when it was first established as a coach house. However it is not clear how much of the original 11th century coach house remains today. Nonetheless, it is still one of the oldest pub’s in Ireland with a rich history and once frequented by famous faces including James Joyce, who mentioned the pub in his novel Ulysses, Jonathan Swift, the author of Gulliver’s Travels, and supposedly Robin Hood. More recently, it has welcomed the likes of Van Morrison and Garth Brooks.

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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