10 of the world’s oldest pubs

Al Brindisi, Ferrara, Italy


Dates from: 1100AD (914 years old)

Al Brindisi was officially founded in 1535AD, however the bar itself claims to have been open since 1,100AD. Located in Ferrera in Italy, it is officially recognised as the oldest “osteria” – an Italian restaurant serving food and wine – in the world by the Guinness Book of World Records. Its roll-call of famous imbibers includes the Venetian artist Titian and Pope John Paul II. The astronomer Copernicus, who first theorised the sun was at the centre of the universe, once lived above Al Brindisi and often drank there.

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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