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Old Haunted Pubs Inns and Taverns in England

The Red Lion Avebury the most haunted pub in England. Its said to be in the middle of an ancient stone ring!

The Red Lion Avebury the most haunted pub in England. Its said to be in the middle of an ancient stone ring!

Inns And Taverns.

The first Inns and Taverns appeared in England in the twelfth or thirteen century. But two thousand years before that, there were drinking houses brought over by the Romans. These were called Tabernae, whereas you can see, the word Tavern originates from. Before the arrival of the medieval tavern or inn, travellers could obtain overnight accommodation in the local Monastery. The Monks were well known for their beer and ale making skills. When the Taverns and Inns arrived, mainly due to the fact that more roads were being built, and people were travelling a lot farther, the purpose was for travellers to have somewhere to stay on their long journey from one town to the next.

The word Tavern originates from the saying 'house of a neighbour' where people used to gather to drink the newly brewed batch of ale. Up until the first building was made for drinking, the population made do with drinking at other peoples houses or just indoors. When the population started to travel long distances, it wasn't only for their benefit that they should stay overnight in a tavern, it was also that they needed somewhere to water their horses, and give them food . At this time, men and women were allowed to enter the Taverns, and it seems that the women were as avid drinkers as the men! Fights would break out, and deals were made over a tankard of mead which is an alcoholic drink made from fermenting honey, then mixed with a solution of water and yeast. They also drank cider. The rich customers drank wine which was more expensive. At this time mead and beer were the only drinks that the population could drink throughout the day as the water of the time was dirty and caused diseases.

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The original Taverns were advertised by the sign outside the front door. The Innkeepers would display branches and leaves above the door, and later added a lamp to guide the way in the dark. There are still a few original pubs still standing. One is the New Inn, Gloucester, and the King's Head at Aylesbury. There were many accidents of men falling from their horses after one drink too many! Another poor man had one too many to drink and fell into a well! Doesn't sound that much different from today!

The amusing thing is that even the women got slightly inebriated! There was an incident where a woman was holding her baby, drinking and trying to warm milk,and the child slipped and fell into the hot pan on the hearth and was badly burned! Not so funny! So much for lady like behaviour! Taverns tended to be for the more refined drinker and seldom offered accommodation. Inns were the poor mans drinking hole, where they could stay for the night, often sharing a bed with a stranger! No, it wasn't a necessity, it was because in those days you paid for a sleeping spot on the nearest bed! If it happened to be occupied you would just push them over a bit and take their place! Of course you could never choose your bed partner, and I am sure a few fleas and ticks would be added to the enjoyment of the stay! In those days it was probably regarded as a bonus!

Inns also provided food, as well as drink. Taverns tended to be used more for gambling, wine drinking and of course there was always bawdy women in plentiful supply!

The Oldest Pubs In England

The New Inn was built around 1430 mainly for Pilgrims coming to St. Peter's Abbey. Lady Jane Grey, the successor to to Edward the sixth, stayed here before her coronation. Sadly she was only on the English throne for seventeen days before she was deposed by Mary Tudor. She was later put to death. There is also a rumour that Shakespeare could well have stayed here whilst performing his plays. Take a look at the video below. The Inn has been supposedly haunted for many years. In the video, you can see a glass on the far table. There is nobody nearby, but the glass slides across and falls to the floor! Spooky eh?

The New Inn Gloucester


The Royal Standard Beaconsfield


A Pub With History

The word Pub derives from the longer term Public House since shortened to the more recognisable word Pub.

The Royal Standard Pub in Beaconsfield, was first known as The Ship, as far back as 1213. Before that it was believed to have been a Saxon ale house where women would place a green bush on a pole to tell passing travellers that they were welcome to come and sample the local brewed ale.

Most of the visitors were transporting tiles to the river at Holtspur where they were put on barges. At that time the interior was just a communal sleeping area, where the men could sup their ale, then lay down for a good nights sleep.

After king Charles the second came to the throne, the pub name was changed to The Royal Standard. Evidently, the king would meet his mistress there. This is the only pub in England with the honour of the full title.

The Royal standard is full of all the old and original pieces of history. There is believed to be a pew from an Elizabethan ship, a 1637 fireboard, and a Tudor cast iron coat of arms from the family of Lady Jane Grey! And loads more local tools used at the time.

Its said to be haunted by two ghosts. A young drummer boy is heard in the car park. He was a Royalist in the Civil war, and lead the army against the Puritans. If you visit stand a while and listen, you will hear the sound of his ghostly drum!

The second ghost is either a traveler who died there, or one of the Royalists at the time of King Charles I. He is seen as a ghostly shadow wandering the hallways and bar! Watch out for the cold hand on your shoulder, you may have just been introduced to the spectre of the Royal Standard!

Well worth the visit! But don't have nightmares will you?!

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The Royal Standard Pub Beaconsfield


The Crown At Cookham Berkshire

The Crown at Cookham, is a lovely traditional pub that was built in the 1800's. It has been burned down twice since then in the last century. Since then the pub has been rebuilt and still retains it's old world charm. It is situated on the village green, and has fantastic view across Cookham moor.

You can also take a stroll down by the river thames which makes it's way to London, and is one of the most famous rivers in the world. It hosts a variety of functions, and is especially popular for weddings, birthday party's andof course, Christmas. I have visited there often in the past, and it is great for a quiet afternoon's rest, just taking in the sights and having a well earned drink! I just love the old fashioned look of the place. This is what England is all about.

Never heard of any ghosts here, but I just wanted to share it with you as I love this pub.

The Crown

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Dancing The Night Away!

I love all the pubs and taverns above for when I want to enjoy myself on a quiet night out. Or just take a stroll and look at the beautiful décor.

But of course there is always the 'Good night out' type of pubs, that are great. I tend to like the old 'Spit and Sawdust' pubs, as we English like to call them! My favourite for a good dancing night out, is the pub where they play music, have a band, or if you are that way inclined, get up and start singing on the old karaoke!

I must admit to liking the 'Biker' style pubs, as this is more 'me'. But I can also jiggle my way around a dance floor. One of my favourite pubs is the Hob Goblin, where you tend to see such sights as green hair, purple lipstick and a good old biker jacket! So I have added a couple of videos for you to check out the good old English Night life!

Oh and don't forget to say howdy to the local ghost at the high wycombe Hob Goblin. She is said to be an old woman in a long blue dress who sits on a chair in the corner brushing her hair!

If you feel a draught behind you, or suddenly get plunged into darkness, don't worry its just her saying hello!

Typical Crowded Pub On A Saturday Night!


Not THE Scorpions!

This group called the Scorpions, is not the wonderful German band, who happen to be my favourite group ever! But these aren't bad! They come from Manchester, and were formed in the 1960s.  At least I found a group in an English Pub! This is the type of music usually found in a traditional English Pub every weekend. Some are good, some are bad and some are appalling! But I would definitely go and see these.

The Scorpions At The Old Oak

Singing The Night Away!

I have had to cheat a bit with this! But I couldn't find a good old English pub with decent music, apart from the one I have added, without getting my ears blown away! So I thought I would add this lovely Irish Music as we do tend to have a lot of Irish Music in our pubs!

Irish Pub Music

English Pubs

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Nell Rose (author) from England on November 14, 2018:

LOL! now that made me laugh Ian!

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on November 14, 2018:

Management of the Bull hotel in Gerrards Cross (Bucks) have offered me a position as 'resident ghost' when the time comes, because they have a vacancy for that role.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2018:

Hi Ian, not been to either, I really must one of these days, thanks as always.

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 31, 2018:

lol! yes I know what you mean! but yes back in the day it was a common thing. thanks as always.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on October 31, 2018:

Wells still has it's medieval appearance and market atmosphere unlike Glasonbury where the heart and soul of the town has disappeared entirely due to all the Banks leaving the High Street and closure of a few pubs. Now there are empty 'boarded up' buildings circa 1850's. On the plus side Glasonbury does have the Tor, Challis well gardens and the Abbey ruins. They boast an excellent library too.

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on October 30, 2018:

Great hub, Nell! I've always thought one had to be desperate to share a bed with a total stranger, but "needs must" would certainly apply here!

Nell Rose (author) from England on October 30, 2018:

Sounds amazing Ian! I wish I could have joined you! :)

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on October 30, 2018:

Just back from the City of Wells at the foot of the Medips in Somerset.

Unable to join the frequently held 'ghost walk' but managed to get to the 'towne's most haunted'. The Crown Hotel in market place. The Globe tavern opposite St Cuthbert's church also has strange goings on and dogs are reluctant to go down the passage way.

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on March 09, 2016:

Oh! Red Lion in Knotty Green not to be confused with the Red Lion further up the road in Penn.

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 07, 2016:

Thanks limpet, not been up to london recently, makes me want to get on the train and zoom up! lol!

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on March 07, 2016:

The Red Lion at Knotty Green has re opened after being 'closed up' for two months. Oh! Did that building seem spooky the times i went to see what was going on. Now back in business, the Enid Blyton snuggery remains and is attracting substantial clientelle.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 14, 2016:

Hi LImpet, all the pubs these days are ruined! they are all being turned into wine bars etc, drives me insane! thanks as always, and great to see you as always, nell

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 12, 2016:

I had a commiseration drink (no,actually 2) at the Red Lion at Knotty Green in South Bucks on the very last day of their trading. All of the Enid Blyton and Rhythm & Blues paraphenalia are gone and no log fire blazing. The venue went out in style with a private function from 8 till late for professional musicians. I wonder what will become of Arthur the pub's reputed ghost!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 28, 2015:

Hi Limpet, lol! yes psychic medium, and wow! yes maybe she is keeping quiet! not many people like to tell when they see a ghost, they think people will think they are nuts! lol!

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 28, 2015:

Medium? Psychic medium i suppose. I got into converstion with bar staff at the Olde Cheshire Cheese (1657) who are a couple of Aussie ladies on working holiday. The topic was pub ghosts and when i told them i'd been in a place up in the Chilterns just the day and mentioned Arthur, one of the two went pale and got goose pimples on her hand. Maybe she seen something she doesn't want to tell.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 26, 2015:

Hi limpet, I Beaconsfield very well! as my brother would say, a Medium? a Medium what? LOLOLO! one says it, then others believe it! thanks for coming back, when are you going to start writing a hub? I am really interested to know what you are going to be concentrating on, come on limpet get writing! LOL!

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 26, 2015:

I have been informed that the Red Lion pub/inn situated on the Penn Road at Knotty Green is in fact haunted. The premises have been heart and soul of the village which is one mile north of Beaconsfield for 350 years (restored mid Victorian era). Management were totally unawares of the malevolent entity until a customer who happened to be a medium felt the presence of Arthur a former disgruntled landlord. Since this revelation he has also been some what of a poltergeist as well. Cheers!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 22, 2015:

Hi limpet, sounds good to me! my ex is always talking about Dirty Dicks in London, not sure if its the same one! lol!

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 21, 2015:

So the story goes, the initial licencee of the premises then known as 'the Olde Jerusalem' in grieving for a dearly departed loved one completely lost the plot and allowed his home, warehouse and inn to descend into a decrepate state. The modern day Dirty Dicks has an old fashioned atmosphere and is thoroughly immaculate into the bargain.

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 19, 2015:

Hi limpet, lol! just have a drink for me too! and ignore the disgusting origins! now write about why its disgusting? LOL! great to hear from you, nell

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on January 19, 2015:

Am on the way to Dirty Dick's at Bishopsgate to quaff a refreshing pint or two. If you knew it's disgusting origins you wouldn't go in. Real Charles Dickens stuff!

Nell Rose (author) from England on January 07, 2015:

Thanks liam, yes it is ins't it I love all the old pubs over here in England, so much atmosphere, thanks for reading, nell

liamhubpages on January 07, 2015:

Haunted or not, the first photo is just magnificent!

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 11, 2014:

lol! hiya limpet, well that sounds good to me! have one for me next time!

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 11, 2014:

After reading yesterdays notifications, i quenched my thirst at the Royal Standard of England. It is easily accessible by public footpaths. It's three times now that i have given directions to passers by seeking the establishment.

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 09, 2014:

Hi limpet, I bet Enid does come by for a few ghostly drinks! lol! I have been to the Chequers in Old Amersham, not far from me! I love all the old pubs they have so much atmosphere, thanks for stopping by and good to see you!

Ian Stuart Robertson from London England on December 09, 2014:

I've never seen an actual ghost as such however i've been in the presence of something that has caused the hair on the back of my neck to stand on end. I was staying overnight in the Globe tavern in Wells, Somerset and awoken in the early hours by the door latchkey clinking. There was 'something' in my room. Enquiries years later revealed they did have the ghost of a previous landlord. Pubs i've visited reputed to be haunted include the Royal Standard of England at Forty hill, Buckinghamshire. Chequers in Old Amersham towne also in Buckinghamshire. Regarding olde pubs, the Cock in St Albans has signs on the toilet doors, cocks for men and hens for ladies. Off topic, the Red Lion in Knotty Green near Beaconsfield boast a corner called Enid Blyton's snuggery. The late Miss Blyton wrote prolifically children's stories. I wonder if Enid still pops in for a tipple!

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 03, 2014:

Hi Besarien, yes that's weird isn't it? the New inn! lol! and thank you, we English love Americans too, we have the same humor! lol!

Besarien from South Florida on December 02, 2014:

Beautiful hub! It is ironic that the New Inn would be one of the oldest ones. I love all parts of the UK. Beautiful and so much history everywhere you look. Easy to believe places so old would have spirits remaining behind. I am also very fond of the people as I expect most Americans are.

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 21, 2014:

Sorry to hear that you have been unwell, I hope you are feeling better? thanks travmaj, just take it easy and its great to see you back.

travmaj from australia on April 20, 2014:

Hi Nell - had some health problems (I'm not good at medical procedures) Then I went into procrastination mode - finally decided to get back online and start all over again. Oh dear, not an easy task. Cheers and best wishes....

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 20, 2014:

Hi rebecca, yes its amazing and scary! lol! imagine sharing your bed with a stranger, a cockroach and a ghost! Haha! thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 20, 2014:

Thanks Shar, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 20, 2014:

Hi Anna, you have some amazing old haunted pubs in your neck of the woods too don't you? i would love to visit Edinburgh, and the castle of course! thanks so much for reading, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 20, 2014:

Hi travmaj long time no see, how you doing? hope to see you back in good old blighty soon! lol!

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 20, 2014:

Thanks Audrey, glad you liked it, nell

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on April 20, 2014:

I'll bet one could sit and sip some ale in one of these old taverns and dream up some tales! This is really interesting. Fascinating way the people traveled and bedded down centuries ago.

Sharon from Perth on April 20, 2014:

What a great hub, and so much interesting info on these pubs and inns

Anna Haven from Scotland on April 20, 2014:

You can't beat a ghost story. I love the paranormal and you had my full attention. I will definitely visit the New Inn if I am ever in that area. When visiting England I have been in a few olde English pubs and they are really atmospheric and interesting as your hub shows. I enjoyed your hub. :)

travmaj from australia on April 19, 2014:

Hi Nell Rose, I love and miss the English pubs, especially the haunted ones. Hope to be back soon for more. Thanks for the memories...

Audrey Howitt from California on April 19, 2014:

love ghost stories--what a great hub Nell!

Nell Rose (author) from England on April 19, 2014:

Thanks suzette, yes we have some of the best pubs over here, and most of them are haunted! I tend to drink spirits, scuse the pun! lol! and yes the spotted dick is probably a play on words too because we have a pudding over here called that, lol! thanks as always, nell

Suzette Walker from Taos, NM on April 19, 2014:

Great hub, Nell. I enjoyed reading this history of pubs and taverns. Quite interesting and I love the photos! I remember visiting some pubs when I was in England years ago and they were so much fun and the people so friendly. A pint was always a bit much for me so you can imagine how I wobbld out! LOL! One of the most interesting of pubs was in Toronto, Canada. It was across the street from our hotel-called ' The Spotted Dick'. When we got inside we saw the 'spotted dick' was on a portrait of a dog. What a wild night a bunch of teachers had there. So a pub and tavern tour of England would be right up my alley! LOL. So enjoyed this article!

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 09, 2013:

Lol! thanks mary! Aw thanks so much! glad you liked it, nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on September 09, 2013:

Hi molly, thanks so much for reading, nell

Mary Craig from New York on September 09, 2013:

While I'm not happy I missed this hub when it originally came out, I am happy I found it. You write the most interesting hubs about the most interesting pubs (couldn't help it just had to rhyme).

What a great topic, who doesn't love a good pub? Of all the Irish songs, you picked one of my favorites that I first heard in an Irish Pub on my visit to Ireland.

I don't know how you do it Nell, but keep these great hubs coming!

Voted up, useful, awesome, interesting and shared.

Mary Strain from The Shire on September 08, 2013:

I love the ambience at these taverns, Nell -- they're so lovely and historic! One day I hope to visit England and see all the sights, including Tolkien's hangout, The Bird and Baby! Great hub!

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 07, 2012:

Thanks so much zsobig, I love all the history and some of these pubs are fantastic! lol! great to have a drink too!

Sophie from United Kingdom on August 07, 2012:

Fantastic hub, I loved to read about the past and origins of these inns and taverns!

And moreover: I really loved your style :)

Voted up!

Nell Rose (author) from England on August 07, 2012:

Hi Mohan, I love the old taverns too! especially the ones with Spirits! lol! thanks for reading, nell

Mohan Kumar from UK on August 07, 2012:

Love those old pubs and taverns with their walls seeped in history. There is nothing like sitting in an old tavern supping beer with friends and making some new memories.. this is an awesome hub on ye olde English tradition, Nell. wow! voted up/ pressed all buttons and shared.

Nell Rose (author) from England on July 26, 2011:

Hi, Dardia, sorry it took so long to come back, I couldn't sign in! but I did it! Phew! thanks for reading, I love all the old pubs they have so much character, thanks nell

Hi, Jama, yes I agree, I love lemonade! thanks nell

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on July 25, 2011:

England should be in everyone's Top Five Places To Experience Before I Die. Old pubs especially, even for those who don't drink...there's no shame in asking for a lemonade instead of ale or Guiness. ;D

Darlene Yager from Michigan on July 24, 2011:

I'd be hanging out with you! I like the history of the beautiful ole pubs, taverns, inns. Great information. The videos show a good time. I would enjoy the Scorpions music and the Irish music. Keep informing me about your wonderful country, as I may never get a chance to see it for myself.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 26, 2011:

Hi, Alastar, Oh ha ha! sorry, bit slow today, mind you, I did find a couple of typo's! how did you see that? I only left it for a day, then scrubbed it! lol to be fair, I did pass for Mensa, about 20 years ago, I took the test, passed and then they said to come and take the main one, so I did, passed that, and never went again to the meetings! but that was 20 years ago.....! my brain has probably overloaded with all the information I have read since, and now I can't even tie my shoelaces, but I wasn't going to tell him that! hee hee

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on June 26, 2011:

Nell for goodness sakes, I was making a josh on that pathetic fool who jumped on you about a misspelled word on another of your hubs. Boy, did you let that little man have it! I knew you were very smart but go my lady!

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 26, 2011:

Hi, saddlerider, yes Soho is one of the main areas for a good drink and a night out, or so I've heard! lol I am not that keen on Guiness, bit sickly! but ale is great, many a time....! no better not go there! ha ha thanks again, and nice to see you, cheers nell

saddlerider1 on June 26, 2011:

Nell what a wonderful hub about pubs and there history. When I visited London back in 1968 as a young man, I had the pleasure to meet up with some Londoner lads who took me into Soho to experience some wonderful pubbling and drinking till the wee hours of the morning. I remember the servers crying out "Last call, gentlemen please" in a high pitched voice.

Oh those were wonderful times and the ales were sublime, one of my favorites was the dark ale and Guiness..although I remember the wallop it left me with and the hangovers in the morning.

Yes I heard many a tale of ghost sightings in pubs, especially the oldest of them. Thanks for the memories. Hugs and Cheers I tip a glass to you lass.

Nell Rose (author) from England on June 26, 2011:

Hi, Alastar, lol that's okay! In fact I found one sentence with the word 'the' in twice! but not sure where else I have done it wrong, give me a clue please! it drives me mad when I can't find it! thanks again nell

Hi, Jama, Oh those doorways! ha ha many a time I have been out with a man who happened to be tall, and whoops bang! lol thanks again, nell

Joanna McKenna from Central Oklahoma on June 26, 2011:

To those who've never been to England: stay away from pubs that have been taken over by breweries who've "modernized" (homogenized) them to the point they have little of the charm and ambiance of the original. In London, stay away from pubs on the tourist track, and look for the neighborhood "locals" instead.

If you're ever in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, be sure to visit the King's Head just a few steps from the ferry. Wherever you go, be aware the doorways and ceilings of authentic old pubs may be much shorter (but wider) than you're used to! ;D

Alastar Packer from North Carolina on June 25, 2011:

Wonderful hub and do they still have bawdy women in plentiful supply? For once I have a few extra greenbacks and am itching to get out of this place for a while. Yeah..dream on, I know. Since we can't go to one this is the next best thing; the pics and vids are that glass flew off there fast. Oh, one last thing Ms. Nell; you spelled a word wrong in your text. You do know there are many of us that belong to the 'Misspelled Word Hunters on the Internet Club' don't you? Wouldn't have brought it up but can't take the chance on losing me membership.:D

Nell Rose (author) from England on March 02, 2011:

Hi, sfrentz, sorry I took so long, I have been away, I hope you have a great time if you can get back over, they really are great pubs!

sfrentz06 from Sterling Heights, MI, USA on February 27, 2011:

Very interesting hub. If I get to take a trip to this that side of the world again I'll have to look some of these up. Fun to read!

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 07, 2010:

Hi, pmccray, thanks for reading it, I have seen American bars on TV and as you say, they look really empty without any atmosphere, over here our pubs are great, obviously there are a few that are boring or too modern, but the old world type pub is terrific, the trouble is that now we have a smoking ban in the pub, it seems to be much more empty, it has definitely lost something, thanks again nell

pmccray on December 06, 2010:

Nell Rose: I thoroughly enjoyed the history behind pubs. Pubs have a more cozy atmosphere than our "bars" which are no more than watering holes or meat markets. Pubs have such a feeling of community and closeness, bringing folks together to communicate and network.

Nell Rose (author) from England on December 04, 2010:

Hi, Hello hello, thanks for reading it, I love the old one's too! I spend all my time in them just looking at the old beams and fireplaces, instead of drinking! lol thanks nell

Hello, hello, from London, UK on December 03, 2010:

That is what I love about England most those old pubs. Thank you for great hub.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 24, 2010:

Hi, mysterylady, I recently visited Oxford and had forgotten how lovely it was, I would love to have studied at Oxford you are so lucky! thanks for liking it, cheers nell

mysterylady 89 from Florida on November 24, 2010:

Nell, This interesting hub brought back memories of the pubs I visited in Great Britain. One summer I studied at Oxford. Four of us took a trip to Wales, where I fell in love with a pub. The next summer I stayed eight days in that pub. A great experience!

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 23, 2010:

Hi, Rose, there really are some great pubs over here, I love the really old ones, they take me right back in history, which I love. thanks again for reading it, nell

Rose West from Michigan on November 23, 2010:

I really enjoyed this, Nell! Those old pubs definitely look like places I would visit. I just love the historical aspect of it all. Another great hub!

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 23, 2010:

Hi, Mark, I love the old pubs, they really make history come alive again, I will have to go and take a look at your two pubs, thanks nell

Hi, Tina, I am glad you found it, I started to write it for you, but then got carried away! glad you liked it, did you want one about the songs or the singers? cheers nell

gr82bme from USA on November 23, 2010:

Nell, another hub well done. The pics and video are great. I like the old songs. Maybe you could do a hub on that next??

Mark Greenley from UK on November 23, 2010:

Hi Nell.

I enjoyed your pub hub, very interesting stuff! There are two pubs in particular local to me that have some great history. Both in Hull, Ye Olde Black Boy and Ye Olde White Harte date from the 16th and 17th centuries and have connections to both the slave trade and the origins of the English civil war.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 22, 2010:

Hi, Wendy, glad you liked it, and cheers! ha ha nell

WeNdYpOoPoO from Hudson Valley NY on November 22, 2010:

cool hub I liked it a lot. have a drink for me cheers.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 21, 2010:

Hi, Audrey, thanks for reading it, it makes me want to go out now! ha ha cheers nell

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on November 20, 2010:

Love the pub atmosphere and love the brew so I'm in! Great article and great pics and vids!

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 20, 2010:

Hi, prasetio, thank you for liking my pub hub, I really appreciate you stopping by, thanks as always nell

Hi, JShelton, I love all things historical too! and it's nice to combine it with a long refreshing drink at the pub! lol thanks nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 20, 2010:

Hi, carolina muscle, glad you like it! thanks as always nell

JCShelton from Seattle, Washington on November 20, 2010:

What a great article! I am a huge fan of all things historical (and a few pubs myself). Very nice work!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on November 20, 2010:

How are you to day, Nell? I hope you always fine, healthy and everything goes well. You always come up with something new and most of them I never knew before. Thanks for showing me about this. I always give my vote for you. Take care!


carolina muscle from Charlotte, North Carolina on November 19, 2010:

What a fun hub!!!!

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 19, 2010:

Hi, John thanks for reading it, and I am glad you liked it, cheers nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 19, 2010:

Hi, xixi12, you are right I think, most people still need to have time out to go for a drink, and even though the pubs are not doing so much trade, they are still a good place to meet people, thanks nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 19, 2010:

Hi, Lyjo, thanks so much, I will say that about Britain, we do have some lovely old buildings, they are so much better than the modern, I hope you make it over here some day, cheers nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 19, 2010:

Hi, Eiddwen, thanks for reading it, I totally understand about the alcohol, I had a friend who was alcoholic, I tend to only drink a couple of halfs these days! I think it must be age! lol but I do like exploring my historical pubs just to look at them and take photos, thanks as always, nell

JohnBarret on November 19, 2010:

Good history and lovely hub.

xixi12 from Everywhere but here. In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. You can never be truly free till you have the discipline to manage it. on November 19, 2010:

Lovely hub, interesting history. Was just saying to myself a few days ago that the Pub industry in the UK is still blooming despite the recession. I guess its an old tradition that help people look past the worries of the world and hang out with others. Thanks for sharing

lyjo on November 19, 2010:

This is so beautiful, photographs are spectacular, I love old world charm, & history, I have not had the pleasure of England yet...hopefully one day, its on the list, enjoyed reading this, will share, take care!

Eiddwen from Wales on November 19, 2010:

Hi Nell,

Thank you so much for sharing this brilliant hub.

I must admit here that we very rarely go out to drink, prefering the cinema or to have a meal.

Having been married to a violent alcoholic for twenty six years had put me right off drinking, although I am partial to a little tipple now and again.

However Nell I loved this hub, the history was intriguing and your photos brought these pubs/inns to life. What beautiful venues and thank you so much for sharing.

I have to award this one with an up and a awesome/beautiful.

Carry on writing Nell and I will without a doubt carry on reading.

Take care.

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 18, 2010:

Hi, poet, there are some lovely pubs around, I would have added some more, but not enough space! lol thanks so much nell

Hi, always exploring, I do have a great time at these pubs! especially when they have music, especially bands, I do enjoy the irish ones the best though! thanks again nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 18, 2010:

Hi, Alicia, thanks so much and I am glad you liked it, cheers nell

Hi, WoodsmensPost, thanks for stopping by, I love the Hobgoblin, as it plays my sort of music, but we do have some lovely old pubs here, you will love it, I hope you get the chance to come over and visit some of them, thanks so much nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 18, 2010:

Hi, Polly, thanks for the great comment, I always remember my parents giving me that when I was small and sickly! these days pubs seem to have gone down hill a bit since they have stopped smoking in the bars. People tend to stay home and drink now, which I think is such a shame, it's a great place to meet people and have a brilliant time, thanks again nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 18, 2010:

Hi, CMHypno, I of course never go in a pub! lol well, maybe sometimes! thanks as always nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 18, 2010:

Hi, Green Lotus, thanks so much, I am glad you liked it, I only started to write a little bit for Tina (granny's house) but ended up getting carried away! cheers nell

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 18, 2010:

Hi, Merlin, yep it's one of my favourite subjects too! ha ha it is a bit strange that they call it the new inn, but as you said it was new when they rebuilt it, thanks again nell

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on November 18, 2010:

This is a great hub Nell.I'm listening to the pub music as i write.I could dance a jig to that.The pubs look inviting.I can see why you like to go.Take care.


poetvix from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. on November 18, 2010:

This was wonderful. I loved learning about the evolution of this over time. The pictures really enhanced the whole experience. Thanks bunches for sharing this one!

Nell Rose (author) from England on November 18, 2010:

Hi, Micky, thanks again, glad you enjoyed it, I'll send you over a beer from the haunted pub! lol cheers nell

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