Sunday, 24 March 2013
Ye Olde Beverlie
They smell nice.
I have just realised that this makes me sound like I go around and sniff old things.
Ye Olde Beverlie (or The Old Bev to the locals) doesn't even try to hide its age. Clue is in the name. It's not in the city centre either but located on St Stephen's Hill, leading from the city to the University of Kent.
The pub is a listed redbrick building, dating back to c.1570 and was built by Sir Roger Manwood as part of a set of almshouses, a history that is proudly displayed within the pub restaurant. While I was snapping away one of the waiters, clearly excited by the interest I had taken, came up and told me all about the pub. I like this about The Old Bev; there is a real sense of pride in the premises and it's unique features.