Britain has some funky pubs, but this one might just be the wonkiest of them all.
Wonky because even just looking at it in pictures is enough to make one dizzy.
Can you imagine being falling down drunk in here?
Even a slight buzz would be an experience in this warped time-warp of a building.
You can see how it has been buttressed up on the left side – some engineer’s attempt to save the building, at least for a few more decades.
Gravity will eventually win out, but in the meantime, let’s enjoy this crooked British anomaly.
The pub is located just outside Dudley, in England’s West Midlands, and it dates back to 1765.
It was originally built as a farmhouse in 1765 and became a “public house” in the 1830s.
As you can see in these historic photos, the building was highly slanted even back in its earlier days. The reason behind its uneven stance is said to be “subsidence due to local mining in the 1800s”.
When it became a pub in the 1830s, visitors came flocking from all over to see how one side of the building is a full 4 feet lower than the other.
This world-famous peculiarity is actually on the market right now for a guide price of £675,000 (equivalent to $813,000 USD).
Let’s look inside this wonky wonder.
The interior reminds one of those “fun house” places at the carnival where you feel physically and emotionally unstable just from walking through.
Originally called ‘The Siden House’, meaning crooked in Black Country dialect – drinkers from all over the world now indulge in the askew ambiance.
The pub has also been affectionately referred to as ‘the leaning boozer of Himley‘. The Brits have such a way with words.
Bartenders have fun with customers by performing an optical illusion trick where coins seemingly roll uphill along the bar.
Although current and previous owners of the pub have clearly embraced the off-kilter nature of the place, regular structural checks are done to make sure there is no further movement or damage to the building.
But there’s only so far this old place can lean before it becomes a hazard to health and safety.
So if you’ve ever dreamed of owning one of the most unique pubs in all the world, make your move fast because this place may not last another 10 years!