One of the oldest and most historic pubs in the United Kingdom can be found right here in Hertfordshire.
The Ye Olde Cock Fighting pub in St Albans claims to date back to the 8th century, although the current building only actually dates back to the 11th.
Located just next the historic Verulamium Park on Abbey Mill Lane, the pub was once a medieval pigeon house and has tunnels stretching from the beer cellar all the way up the hill to the St Albans Cathedral that were once used by monks.
It is also claimed that Oliver Cromwell once stayed a night at the inn during the English Civil War during the 17th century.
The pub has also been used for cock fighting (hence the name) in the main bar in the late 19th and early 20th century, where an 8ft wide and 10ft long fighting pit was placed [ . . . ]
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Pub preservation campaigners are in shock over ‘inappropriate and destructive’ plans to modernise two of Otley’s oldest inns.
Otley Pub Club have condemned brewer Heineken over their plans to convert the Black Bull and White Swan into trendy, city-style bars with industrial furniture and open plan seating. These are 12 of the oldest pubs in Yorkshire The two historic taverns were purchased by Heineken’s pub company, Star Pubs and Bars, in 2017. The Grade II-listed buildings are both inside the boundaries of the Otley Conservation Area. This is the best pub in Yorkshire according to the Good Beer Guide The plans for the Black Bull, which dates back to the 16th century, show that the inn’s old frontage and heritage signs would be replaced by modern ‘steakhouse’ stencilling. The company has stated that it wants the Black Bull to become a ‘modern, stylish’ pub.
The Black Bull was where Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers are said to have drunk just before fighting in the Battle of Marston Moor during the English Civil War. Over the years a wealth of historic finds have been made there, including an 18th-century Continue reading →
By now, millennials are growing accustomed to getting blamed for pretty much everything. The end of marriage, the end of divorce, the end of sex and the end of relationships; the demise of cinema and the rise of PC culture. The list goes on. But it’s in the culinary world that Generation Y suffers the most virulent accusations.
Everything from the decline of pubs to the end of tuna is routinely laid at the hands of those born between 1981 and 1996. The latest grumble concerns HP Sauce [ . . . ]