We’ll pass on cleaning this pub!

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The Trip to Jerusalem has been noted and the oldest Pub in England. It was built in 1189 and has a long illustrious history.

The Pub was frequented by crusaders voyaging to the Holy Land. Even Richard the-Lion-Heart stayed at the the Trip to Jerusalem briefly whilst visiting England.

The building itself is mainly carved out of the rock in which it stands below the Castle above.

One may think that the ‘Trip’ part of the name is a reference to the travelers that stopped at the pub however the word “Trip” or “Trypp” is said to come from an old word for halt or stop.

The pub has two bars on one level, with a further bar up a short flight of stairs known as the Rock Lounge.

The Cursed Galleon model

In the Rock Lounge the upper bar of the Pub is a model Galleon hanging from the ceiling, covered by what looks like 50 years of dust and cobwebs.

The legend says that the last three people to clean the Galleon died mysterious and unexpected deaths within 12 months of doing so. No one will clean the Galleon because it is cursed.

The model is the largest of several hanging from the ceiling. They are said to be parting gifts from sailors who had made them to pass the time at sea, like the scrimshaw of the whalers.

The maker of this particular model is unknown but it is completely shrouded in dust thickened cobwebs.

No name is visible on the galleon’s side, and it would be a foolhardy soul that would wipe away the dust to find one.

Just Cleaning

Just Cleaning is the largest specialist Pubs and Clubs cleaner in Queensland. If you need a reliable cleaning service for your Club or Pub Contact us on 1800 733 451 or email info@justcleaning.com

But don’t ask to clean Galleons with 50 years worth of dust covering it – we don’t fancy being cursed!


We’ll pass on cleaning this pub!