Ancient Pubs

These are the very oldest pubs in the UK, most of them amazing survivors. They are pubs that are 16th century or older, i.e. which date from the 1500s or before. There are actually relatively few pubs that genuinely go back this far (though many more claim to) and most are solid half-timbered or stone houses built by wealthy merchants or monasteries.

Essex
Timber-framed coaching inn

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Worcestershire
Classic rural time capsule

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Somerset
The oldest pub in the UK?

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Horncastle, Lincolnshire
Thatched town centre pub

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Berkshire
Ancient pub in the Thames Valley

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Nottinghamshire
Famous old pub with caves

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Herefordshire
Half-timbered inn next to church

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Oxfordshire
Ancient Cotswold inn

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