The Bingley Arms
Founding and history
The Bingley Arms was originally named The Priests Inn. The Bingley Arms calls itself the oldest pub in Britain, with a history dating back to between AD 905 and AD 953, and says that it served as a safe house for persecuted Catholic priests, and also as a courthouse from around AD 1000 from which offenders were taken to the pillory across the road. The Bingley Arms was featured in a 2005 book review discussion on the invention of traditional public house history, "Great Pub Myths", and "claims to be... the oldest pub in Britain", published in the Yorkshire Evening Post.
- Bingley Arms Website
- Fox, Geoff; "Beware mock heritage in our 'historic' pubs", Yorkshire Evening Post, 15 February 2005. Retrieved 16 December 2013
- "Bardsey and Pompocali". AA website. Automobile Association (UK). Retrieved 24 August 2012.