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Welcome to the official website for Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, the oldest inn in England, dated back to 1189AD. Well known across the world.

A city centre pub, built into caves, nestled underneath Nottingham Castle. A Wealth in fascinating history, great food and a love of great ales. 

History

Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem is ranked as one of the best pubs to visit. We have a Licensed Bar and food served, a lovely front Garden and Courtyard so you can sit and look up at the pub and castle, and a Coffee Lounge for a nice quiet hot beverage. We also have a Souvenir Shop, Cave Rooms and Cellar Tours.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US...

This fascinating trip to us will open your eyes to the wonders of Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, built into the rocks that Nottingham Castle are built on and with a wealth of history and enchanting features. Our garden and courtyard thriving at this time of year in Nottingham City Centre. Real open fires make you feel warm and welcome in the Winter.
Join the thousands of people visiting us every year from all over the World and visit us, we will make you feel at home even in the caves!

THE CLUES IN THE NAME!

Many people believe the pub is named ‘Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem’ because people made a trip to jerusalem from here. In fact the word “trip” does not mean a journey in this case. An old meaning for ‘trip’ is a stop on a journey, like being tripped up, so the inn’s name means a stop or rest on the way to Jerusalem. Why not follow in the pilgrims tradition and pop in on your way past the pub for a quick pint or a nibble?

FEATURES OF YE OLDE TRIP TO JERUSALEM

The pub is famous for its caves, carved out of the soft sandstone rock against which the building is set. The larger ground level caverns are now used as the pub’s rear drinking rooms. There is also a network of caves beneath the building, originally used as a brewery. They seem to date from around the time of the construction of the castle (1068 AD).

The cursed galleon is a small wooden model of a ship in one the upstairs lounge. It is claimed that people who have cleaned it have all met a mysterious death. Landlords have refused to allow anyone to dust the ship over the years, allowing inches of thick grime to build up on it. The galleon is now encased in glass.

The pub also houses an antique chair; it is claimed that a woman who sits in the chair will increase her chances of becoming pregnant. So many people have sat on the chair in the hope of it bringing them pregnancy that is now is too weak to withstand the huge demand… It is now on display in the upstairs lounge.


Landlord and Landladies over the years

With hundreds of haunted tales from landlords, landladies, staff and visitors it takes a lot of courage to come and spend hour upon hour here working, often alone early in the morning or late at night with eerie noises from the cellars and dark creepy caves. With that in mind, we have had so many people take care of this historic inn since the records began in 1760 that we decided they all deserve to be credited. 

1760-1786

1786-1806

1807-1816

1817-1820

1821-1826

1827-1834

1835-1860

1860-1868

1869-1875

1876-1883

1884-1890

1890-1892

1892-1894

1894-1914

1914-1922

 

William Marriott

John Pyatt

Thomas Smith

Samuel Fletcher

Edward Morris

James F. Bagnall

Wm.E Ann Wilson

John Milward

John Boultby

Thomas Ball

James Smith

Susan Cresswell

James Tomlinson

George H. (Yorkey) Ward

Samuel E. Ward

1922-1925

1925-1926

1926-1930

1930-1940

1940-1942

1942-1950

1950-1966

1966-1989

1989-1998

1998-1999

1999-2003

2003-2005

2005-2008

2008-2012

2012-To Date

Harry Ward

Ada G. Ward

Mrs Jenny A. Whitehead

George Ward

Doris Ward

Sussanah Mason

A. G. Ward-Etherington

J. + G. Ward & J. Marshall

Brian & Janet Palethorpe

Paul Fk. Dare

Clare Underdown

Karen Tracy Ratcliffe

Allen Watson

Rosie St.John Lowther

Karl Gibson