Clachan tops Britain’s best-loved oldest pubs poll

Drymen’s ‘The Clachan Inn’ has topped a poll of Britain’s most popular old pubs by Liberty Games, a dedicated Pub Blog, based on Google ratings.

Said to have opened as the first licensed pub in 1734, The Clachan has an average Google star rating of 4.7.

The history of pub claims that the first licensee of The Clachan was Mistress Gow – sister of outlaw turned Scottish folk hero, Rob Roy MacGregor, born in 1671. Today, the inn is run by Gordon and Elaine Strang.

The top 10 most loved, oldest pubs are:

Pub name Location Date claimed to have opened
1 The Clachan Inn Drymen, Scotland 1734
2 The Skirrid Inn Abergavenny, Wales 1110
3 Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem Nottingham 1189
4 The Royal Standard of England Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire 1086
5 Ye Olde Man and Scythe Bolton, Greater Manchester 1251
6 The Bingley Arms Bardsley, Leeds 953 AD
7 Ye Olde Fighting Cocks St Albans, Hertfordshire 793 AD
8 Ye Olde Salutation Inn Nottingham 1240
9 The Adam and Eve Norwich 1249
10 The Prospect of Whitby Wapping, London 1520

Taking second place is ‘The Skirrid Inn’ in Abergavenny, Wales, which has received an average of 4.6 Google stars, and claimed to have opened in 1110.

You can see their findings in this old-style map here.

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