A pub claiming to be the oldest in Britain is up for sale.
Built in 825AD, The Cridford Inn has resided for over 1,000 years in the village of Trusham, in the Teign Valley.
It holds a strong claim to the title of the UK’s oldest public house, as acknowledged title-holder Ye Olde Fighting Cock, while built in 795, was moved and completely rebuilt only recently, in 1485.
The historic building has obviously had scores of licensees of the millennia, but like so many owner-operators in pubs around the world, its sale comes as the current owners seek to pursue other interests and more time with family.
Amid Britain’s troubled pub scene, the fixer-up-er comes with a price tag of £395,000 (A$775,000).
Property agents Charles Darrow are managing the sale, and make note of its selling points such as the popularity of its “steak and pie nights”.
“Boasting a thatched roof, small windows, part panelled and part exposed stone walls and slate floors throughout, The Cridford Inn is a quintessential country pub,” said a spokesperson.
“The ground floor offers a lounge bar, restaurant and function room while the first floor contains four en-suite bedrooms currently let by the existing owner.
“Outside, the pub has a car park, and seating for at least 50 customers on a slated terrace and a stream-side beer garden.”
Other ridiculously old British pubs include:
795AD Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans
905AD Bingley Arms, Bardsley
947AD Eagle & Child, Stow-on-the-Wold
1100AD Old Ferryboat, Holywell
1110AD Skirrid Mountain Inn, Abergavenny