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 and Cave Rooms.
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.
1786-1806, John Pyatt
1807-1816, Thomas Smith
1817-1820, Samuel Fletcher
1821-1826, Edward Morris
1827-1834, James F. Bagnall
1835-1860, Wm.E Ann Wilson
1860-1868, John Milward
1869-1875, John Boultby
1876-1883, Thomas Ball
1884-1890, James Smith
1890-1892, Susan Cresswell
1892-1894, James Tomlinson
1894-1914, George H. (Yorkey) Ward
1914-1922, Samuel E. Ward
1922-1925, Harry Ward
1925-1926, Ada G. Ward
1926-1930, Mrs Jenny A. Whitehead
1930-1940, George Ward
1940-1942, Doris Ward
1942-1950, Sussanah Mason
1950-1966, A. G. Ward-Etherington
1966-1989, J. + G. Ward & J. Marshall
1989-1998, Brian & Janet Palethorpe
1998-1999, Paul Fk. Dare
1999-2003, Clare Underdown
2003-2005, Karen Tracy Ratcliffe
2005-2008, Allen Watson
2008-2012, Rosie St.John Lowther
2012-To Date, Karl Gibson