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    After a successful trip to the Slaughtered Lamb and around London this year ticking off the Krays, Grapes etc me and my mate have hatched a plan to do a few of London's oldest pubs next year.

    There are loads of sites with lists of pubs claiming to be amongst the oldest. Which is the most reliable source?

    I figured that someone on here will be able to help. I am only in the very early planning stage so no mad rush - looking to go in June maybe.

    Cheers in advance,

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    This list gives up the usual suspects and the bulk of them are decent pubs as well, 11/13 for me ,just missing The Spaniards and Old Bell.
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    Cheers. That list looks as good as any I've seen and it is a good starting point.
    I've only done 2 - The Grapes and The George.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    This list gives up the usual suspects and the bulk of them are decent pubs as well, 11/13 for me ,just missing The Spaniards and Old Bell.
    I know this thread isn't "Yet Another List", but always love a list. Full house for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    This list gives up the usual suspects and the bulk of them are decent pubs as well, 11/13 for me ,just missing The Spaniards and Old Bell.
    Decent list,12/13 for me just missing The Spaniards.
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    A few sources seem to claim The Seven Stars as the oldest surviving London pub. Do we all agree or are there any other candidates?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Delboy20 View Post
    A few sources seem to claim The Seven Stars as the oldest surviving London pub. Do we all agree or are there any other candidates?
    I agree though, there are older sites where the pub has been rebuilt, e.g the cellar in Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese far pre-dates the pub which was rebuilt in 1667 after the great fire destroyed it . The Seven Stars survived the fire and is the better pub IMO.
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    Thought it was the Hoop and Grapes near Aldgate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    Thought it was the Hoop and Grapes near Aldgate.
    Not always been in continuous use as a pub though, according to Whatpub.

    "Listed Building dating from the 11th century there has been an Inn on the site since the thirteenth century.The current pub was converted from a wine merchant in 1920. It missed the Great Fire of London by a few yards and is one of only a handful of timbered buildings still left in London."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    This list gives up the usual suspects and the bulk of them are decent pubs as well, 11/13 for me ,just missing The Spaniards and Old Bell.
    Just the Guinea missing for me

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