The final stop on our historical crawl (and by this point there’s a chance you may actually be crawling), is Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. Nestled snugly against Castle Rock, this pub is one of the most famous in the city, and lays claim to being the oldest inn in the country. Not only built against the sandstone mound that the castle is built on, the pub also boasts caves built into them that it’s believed were used as a brewery for the castle hundreds of years ago. Today, the large ground level caverns serve a new, if not entirely dissimilar purpose, as the rear drinking rooms. With a garden and courtyard for the balmy summer months and open fires for the bitter cold ones, the variety of well-maintained draught beers can be enjoyed in comfort year-round.
Make sure you don’t leave the ‘Trip’, as it’s affectionately known, without taking in the curiosities hidden in the upper rooms. There’s ‘the cursed galleon’, a spectacularly filthy wooden model ship that hasn’t been cleaned in years because it’s claimed anyone that does so meets a mysterious death soon after. Then the antique chair that apparently increases your chances of becoming pregnant if you sit in it, and now has to be on display due to becoming too weak from the increased popularity that this reputation brought.
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