saxo (196) Højbjerg, Aarhus, Denmark | July 27, 2017
Interesting pub with the foundation bedrock of Nottingham castle as walls inside. Very cave-like. Beers were in good condition, but beerwise there are many other better places to go. Funny though with the interior.
We went here for two quick beers on our way back to the train station. We chose to sit outside on the square beneath Nottingham Castle. Both beers were locals and in good condition. We only chose the place because of their claim to be the oldest inn in England, so I guess their marketing works.
A decent pub-crawl throughout Britain will never be complete without a visit to this one, I guess. The pub claim to be the oldest Inn in England, going back to 1189. It lies under Nottingham Castle and contains a labyrinth of tunnels, caves and rooms on different floors. It is a Greene King pub displaying at least nine ales by hand pumps. Local feel on a Saturday eve, not many tourist, in fact. Polite service. Unique atmosphere. Should not be missed (visited with Finn as our last place on a pub-crawl in Nottingham 20.02.2016).
Visited again in October 2015. Looks like they are definitely putting a bit more effort into their beer range. There were a couple of beers from Pheasantry brewery and a couple from Dukeries brewery alongside the usual Greene King fare.
Certainly a place worth visiting just to take a look but the atmosphere is rather compromisd by the fact that it is invariably full of tourists. And, being a Greene King pub. the beer range isn’t too exciting. However, on this visit (October 2014) we were pleasantly surprised to find a small but very worthwhile - 7 new beers for me - beer festival in progress so perhaps they are getting more interested in the beery side of things. My selection score reflects this, although it may be a false dawn. Unfortunately there wasn’t any room inside the inn so we had to sit outside in the cold. Whatever the beer situation, this is a place you’ll want to visit, if only the once.