Life is a Wonderful Pub

If the Brits did one thing right, it was a pub. From decadence to sticky, wood floors, sports and historic pubs built into the rock, they have mastered the art of a cold pint and a top atmosphere.

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Built in 1189AD into the rocks of Nottingham Castle, pilgrims stopped here for the night on their way to Jerusalem.

I made it my goal to visit one pub (or three…) a day while I was in England. Some people gaze in wonder at Big Ben and I gaze in wonder at the bottom of a pint glass.

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Sunday roasts are a favourite among pubs and some even provide scrabble to entertain you. Coach and Horses – Greenwich

There truly is nothing better than a refreshing beverage and the company of unruly English yelling at the football match. They are what truly makes these pubs brilliant, British humour is the best humour.

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The Three Tuns was established back in 1782. – York

But many of these pubs are ridden with history and hundreds of years old. It’s like walking back in time and sitting next to an open fire with a pint and a homemade meal.

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The Last Drop Inn – York

A common theme among a few pubs and prisones was the ritual of giving a prisoner one last beer before they dropped in the noose. The Last Drop Inn in York is a classic example. Least they sent them off with a beer in their belly…

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The hearty atmosphere of The Trembling Madness Pub will draw you in for three or four pints and a tasty antipasto board. – York

 

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The Bear Inn is the oldest pub in Oxford dating back to 1242

 

 

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