Visiting The Oldest Inn In England

Nottingham is home to many things: Robin Hood, a Championship league football team, and not forgetting the oldest inn in England!


Ranked as one of the best pubs to visit, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is literally built into the rocks that hold Nottingham castle, and is a stone’s throw away from the infamous Robin Hood statue. Dating back to 1189, the inn, much like it’s surroundings, bears a distinct history from the moment visitors enter. With low ceilings, medieval armour, and traditional décor creating a historic ambiance, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem has a unique identity which brings in punters from all over the world.


The range of seating and different rooms makes for an authentically cosy atmosphere throughout, and similarly spreads visitors across the pub to enjoy a quiet corner for themselves. As the inn is situated away from Old Market Square, the intimate ambiance is heightened, allowing visitors to feel detached from the outside world if only for a moment, which is particularly endearing. Visitors can feel as though they’re on their very own pilgrimage!


Housing a court yard, garden, open fires, and even a network of caves originally used as a brewery, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem caters for customers in every season and adds a real unique selling point to the pub. Ever fancied a pint in a cave? Well, this might just be the place for you. The inn also has extensive food and drink menus, offering a bite to eat for any weary traveller. Menus include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options, with pub classics ranging from Sunday roasts to fish and chips, and traditional British pies too.


All in all, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is a pub unlike any other in Nottingham. Wrapped in history, the inn offers a distinct and charming experience for all who visit, establishing it as one of the must-see attractions of the city. So whether you’re looking for a classic pub vibe, an alternative date location, or a new sight to visit, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem is the ideal go-to.