The Old Ferry Boat makes a reasonably good claim to being the oldest pub in Great Britain. They have been serving fermented beverages here since the 6th century and parts of the Inn date to the 10th century. Alcohol was definitely served on the site from 560, and archaeological records date the foundations back at least a further hundred years. But beyond that, it’s difficult to get conclusive proof of its actual age.
A little girl’s grave stone is ten feet from the corner of the bar and dates to the 11th century. The pub is right on the river and boaters turn up with some regularity.
Address: Back Lane, Holywell PE27 4TG, England