We reviewed the UK’s oldest pub

Oliver Cromwell once stayed a night here

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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