Since the discovery that Ye Olde Boar’s Head opened as a public house in 1623 and has been going strong since, people are wondering whether it might be the oldest pub in the country. This depends what you mean. It is certainly not the oldest pub on a particular site but it just might be the oldest pub building in continuous use.  Here is a Daily Telegraph article on the competition… note the one in Bolton, which looks a little bit like the Old Boar.