Part pub, part tourist attraction, and part city institution. I went on a Sunday evening, when it was raining and Nottingham was generally quiet, so I think I saw the best of it. It's worth exploring the many rooms before you settle down with a drink. It's a Greene King pub, but this isn't reflected in the selection of five non-GK cask ales (I thought they'd at least have Olde Trip, but no). The beers are sourced from local-ish breweries: Nottingham, Magpie, Lincoln Green. Interestingly 3 out of the 5 were in the 5.5-6% ABV mark. The bottle fridge held some GK Craft Academy stuff but otherwise this didn't feel like a tied house. Recommended for a stop even considering the wealth of good pubs around here.
saxo (209) 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).