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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Trip to Jerusalem

On our way North from Burton to York, we stopped off in Nottingham (the same--there's a statue of Robin Hood at the castle). In addition to being a lovely little medieval town (and a modern one, too), it has what purports to be the oldest pub in England. I say purports because it's always wise not to treat the owners, who obviously have an interest in this claim, as historic authorities--but it may be. In any case, it's definitely one of the most interesting pubs.

The city is built around a historic walled castle that tops a hill. The pub is built at the base of the hill, and, it turns out into the hill. It is a honeycomb of rooms, many natural caves with supple, curving walls and ceilings.

I'm writing this on the fly without benefit of the Internet--which has been damned elusive here in the Midlands. (Burton, rich with history, has fallen on hard times.) anyway, forgive the errors where you find them.


  1. I'm guessing you're going to be in York this week - if you're still around on Wednesday - the York Tap is opening for the first time - pundits are saying it's going to be one of the most visited bars in the UK. Brought to you by the owners of the Euston Tap and Sheffield Tap this is said to be the jewel in the crown with 32 draught beers & lagers, situated next to the railway station.
    I'm looking forward to seeing if it's as good as anticipated on Wednesday...

  2. oogywawa - sounds like it's your boozer eh?

  3. Awesome! Definitely envious. I'm obsessed with story of Robin Hood. It is one of my favorite Halloween costumes (I'm a gender bender, what can I say?)

    Can't wait to hear your trip details in person!

  4. So Matt - if you try and be helpful to someone who's visiting the your home town in the UK it must be a plug...
    Also - how can it be my boozer if it's not open yet?!?!?!

  5. I'm looking forward to visiting it in December as loved bioth the Sheffield and Euston taps

    The Old Trippe is a great pub