Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham is England’s oldest surviving inn, believed to have been built in 1189. How did it get such a strange name? Well, according to legend, that dates back to when King Richard the Lionheart and his men slipped down from Nottingham Castle to meet here before departing for the Crusades to the Holy Land.

The food gets good reviews so come for lunch and tuck into the likes of Steak & ale pie, Vintage Cheddar mac & cheese, Pulled Mushroom chilli or Slow cooked confit of pork belly. Have a burger or something lighter like a Great British cheese toastie or a Chicken & bacon sandwich.

The pub rests against the rock where the castle stands and is attached to caves carved out of the soft sandstone; inside is very atmospheric with the original sandstone walls, later wooden panelling and quirky furnishings. There are four bars and several cosy nooks and snugs; upstairs in a case in the Rock Lounge is the Cursed Galleon – so called because people have died after trying to clean it. Equally spine chilling are the stories of voices and groans from the cellars, which were once part of the castle’s cells holding 30-40 prisoners at a time.

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem has a beer garden and a seated pavement area for the warmer days, and is family friendly and dog friendly.

Open: 11:00am-11:00pm every day
T: 0115 947 3171

All information correct at the time of writing

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