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Top 10 Pubs facts that will blow your mind.

  1. The oldest bar in the world is in Ireland. Archeological records have found that the walls of Sean’s Bar have been around, and serving, since 900 AD. Further, there are records of every owner of the pub back to its 10th century founding. It opened over 1100 years ago.

  2. When the US military tried segregating the pubs in Bamber Bridge in 1943, the local Englishmen instead decided to hang up "Black soldiers only" signs on all pubs as protest

  3. The highest-grossing single-unit independent pizzeria in the nation, Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, is in Anchorage, Alaska. Its annual sales are approximately $6 million.

  4. How British Cmdr Terence Otway, wanting to be sure his men wouldn’t leak the D-Day plans, tested them by sending 30 pretty members of the Women’s Aux. Air Force in civilian clothes to the local pubs with instructions to do all they could try and get the info, but none of the men fell for it.

  5. There was once a 50 man pub brawl in a British pub over who would get the last bag of dry roasted peanuts

  6. There is a pub in Ireland that has been in business for over 1,000 years

  7. The Bohemian Rhapsody video took only four hours to film. The band arrived to the studio at 7.30 in the morning and by 11.30 they were finished and were relaxing in a local pub. The entire thing cost $2025.

  8. London cab drivers must memorize all 25k of London's streets including every business, restaurant, statue, pub, and landmark on them. Their exam has been called the hardest in the world, and studying for it enlarges cabbies' hippocampuses.

  9. There are twice as many pubs in the UK as Starbucks in the world

  10. Britain's most remote bar. 'The Old Forge' pub is located in Inverie, which is so isolated in the Scottish Highlands that no roads connect the village to the rest of the country. Thirsty travelers need to hike 17 miles over very rough terrain, or take a 7-mile ferry ride,

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I mapped a bunch of pubs to see how names vary across the UK

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Great Britain is home to 37789 pubs which is almost a tenfold of the number of gas stations annotated in OpenStreetMap

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In 1983 a group of Aussie friends started a quest to drink a beer at every pub in Melbourne. 32 years and 476 pubs later they completed their quest...

During filming of the movie Gladiator, Oliver Reed who played Proximo died after getting into a drinking match with sailors in a bar in Malta where Reed is said to have downed 8 pints, 12 double rums, and ½ a bottle of whiskey. In his honor, the bar changed its name to “Ollie's Last Pub”.

The highest-grossing single-unit independent pizzeria in the nation, Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, is in Anchorage , Alaska. Its annual sales are approximately $6 million.

A system of bells alerts members of the UK parliament that a vote will occur soon. 500 bells around Westminster let MPs in offices, stores, restaurants, and pubs that they need to get back within eight minutes to vote.

A Jack Russell used to catch the bus to his favourite pub in York, UK all by himself. Jumping on the No.10 near his house, he would visit The Black Bull where he had his own water dish and a regular supply of sausages, before getting a lift home at closing time with one of the barmaids.

When Charlie Chaplin was a teenager he went to a pub and asked for a glass of water, but got so spooked by the gentleman serving the drink that he fled. It was found several weeks later that the man was a serial killer who gave poisonous water to his new brides and watched them suffer to death.

Murphy’s Irish Stout, Brewed in Cork, Ireland, had a 60 second anime advert produced by the creators of Ghost in the shell In 1997. It was the first anime advert shown in Ireland and the UK and shows six Samurais racing to make “Last orders” at a pub.

There was a little ice age between 1600 and 1814. The river Thames in London used to completely freeze over for 2 months per year allowing "Frost Fairs" to take place with football pitches, bowling matches, fruit-sellers, shoemakers, barbers... even a pub or two.

"The shortest St Patrick's Day parade in the world takes place in Dripsey, Cork. The parade lasts just 100 yards and travels between the village's two pubs."

About Patrick's Pub and Grill, a bar that's split in half on the border of Georgia and Tennessee. What's even stranger is that the Georgia half is in a "dry county", meaning that any alcohol purchased on the Tennessee side cannot be brought to the Georgia side - all within the same restaurant.

On Feb 14, 1916, a group of 15,000 Australian soldiers went on a drunken rampage through the streets of Sydney, hijacking trains and drinking pubs dry of beer.

There is a pub in Ireland that opened in 900 ad.

There is a pub in Austria that has been fully operational since 803. 🇦🇹

Disabled people in the UK can buy a special key that gives them access to locked toilets in malls, pubs, stations and many other locations.

In the 1600s, slavers from what is now Algeria and Morocco raided a village in Ireland, selling dozens into a life of slavery in Africa. The raid has been immortalized in the names of pubs like the Algiers Inn.

Battle of Brisbane, a 2 night riot between US military & Aussie military & civilians. Afterwards, US Sergeant Bill Bentson said "It sort of settled down & you go into a pub & an Aussie would come & up & slap me on the back."Oh, wasn't that a good ruckus we had the other night? Have a beer on me.

Mary Donaldson, a 28-year-old Australian who worked at a real estate firm, met a Danish guy at a Sydney pub in the year 2000. He was Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, and she is now the Crown Princess of Denmark.

A research study found that Guinness tastes better in Ireland and that "This difference remained statistically significant after adjusting for researcher, pub ambience, [and] Guinness appearance."

The Mayflower Pub in London is the only Pub licensed to sell US stamps due to it's historical connection to the original Mayflower ship that carried the Pilgrim Fathers.

Sir Hugh Beaver, of the Guinness Breweries, got into an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe. There was no book in the world with which to settle arguments about records and questions debated nightly in pubs throughout Ireland. Guinness World Records was born.

The village of Liscannor in Ireland has one pub for every 26 people, the healthiest ratio in the country.

There is a pub in Ireland that has been in operation for over 1000 years.

British pub signs are so colorful and distinct and were originally created to draw in pre-literate drinkers

The producers of "The Big Short" took huge pains to get permission to use Led Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks” -- especially from Jimmy Page, who had disappeared somewhere with a new girlfriend and was only located in a remote pub on the very last day before the trailer's premiere

Albert Pierrepoint, the mose efficient executioner in British history who killed over 400 people, said: "All the men and women whom I have faced at that final moment convince me that in what I have done I have not prevented a single murder." He went on to own a pub.

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How much is the cheapest pint in the pub closest to london underground lines? Graph shows range of pint price per line