Added on: 17th Nov 2014
THE CROOKED HOUSE. DUDLEY,
Originally a farmhouse it was later changed into a
pub called the Sidden Arms but substantial local coal mining
had caused one side to subside by about 1.2 meters.
YE OLDE FIGHTING COCKS. ST. ALBANS,
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks - or just 'The Fighters' as it's known
locally is believed to be the oldest pub in Britain and has a
Guinness Book of Records award to substantiate their claim.
THE BOTTLE INN. MARSHWOOD, DORSET.
The pub is the home of the World Nettle Eating Competition.
The event can be traced back to 1986 when two farmers
argued over who had the longest nettles.
THE RED LION. AVEBURY, WILTSHIRE.
The Red Lion pub in Avebury, Wiltshire, is the only one in
the world to be fully located within an ancient stone circle that
is believed to be even older than Stonehenge.
THE WARREN INN. DARTMOOR, DEVON.
The Pub is said to have had a fire burning - or at
least smouldering - since it was built in 1845.
THE 13TH CHESHIRE ASTLEY VOLUNTEER
RIFLEMAN CORPS INN. STALYBRIDGE, MANCHESTER.
In order to retain the Guinness book record the
name of the pub was extended during the 1980's.
THE JOHN BRUNT VC. PADDOCK WOOD, KENT.
This is the only pub in the world named after a person
who has been awarded the Victoria Cross.
THE MARSDEN GROTTO. SOUTH SHIELDS,
TYNE & WEAR.
Reputed to be the only pub in a sea cave.
THE EAGLE AND CHILD. OXFORD, OXFORDSHIRE.
The pub, and the Rabbit Room in particular, was a
favourite haunt of the Inklings and J R R Tolkien who tested
out many ideas for The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
within its walls.
THE FAWCETT INN / FORCE IT IN. SOUTHSEA,
The pub and road were actually named in memory of
Lieutenant Alexander Fawcett of the 95th Regiment who was
killed in action at Bejapore in India during 1853.