England, Buckinghamshire - Swan & Bottle, Uxbridge. One of the wonderful three dimensional signs of the Chef & Brewer pub chain. Note the leather bottle, a style once far more common than glass. - Thorskegga Thorn
'Bingley Arms' in Bardsey, England, is no ordinary pub. It’s the original English pub - officially the oldest in Britain. Have been serving drinks for over 1000 years. The first known brewer was Samson Ellis in 953AD and since then customers have come from all over Leeds and Yorkshire to enjoy a drink at the pub.
Jamaica Wine House, St Michael’s Alley, EC3 As one of the oldest parts of London, the Square Mile acts like a labyrinth of alley ways, many of which harbour some of the oldest drinking holes around. St Michael’s Alley is one of the prettier. The pub door sits very closely to a blue plaque which reads, ‘Here stood the first London Coffee house at the sign of the Pasqual Rosee’s Head 1652.’ The original coffee house was a favourite haunt of Samuel Pepys