The Bingley Arms

The Bingley Arms is an old pub in Bardsey, Leeds, which was originally called The Priests Inn.

It is claimed to be the oldest pub in Britain, with a known history dating back to AD 953 and evidence suggesting it could date to AD 905. It is also said that it served as a safehouse 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 pub is said to have been a scene of supernatural activity. Apparently, ghosts of a musketeer, young girl and dog have been spotted at the pub.

Today the pub acts as a popular restaurant and is a former winner of the Yorkshire Evening Post Restaurant of the Year Award.

The beer garden is home to a yew tree which is said to pre-date the Bingley Arms itself.

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