When it comes to pubs, older seems to be better.  No matter where in the world you are, pubs will hang signs outside their doors that mark historical events or visitors and prominently feature their founding years. If the pub’s lucky enough, it’ll be the oldest one in the city, state, or county and they’ll absolutely let you know. But oldest pub in the world is harder to pin down. There are four main possibilities, with decent arguments to be made for each one. Three of them are in England, while one is in Athlone, Ireland, and each one lays out exactly why they’re older than all the rest. There’s no denying they’re all very old and worth a visit, but since there can be only one, the Irish pub does make the most compelling argument, with full documentation going back to the 900s. Granted, it hasn’t been the same people running it for 1100 years, but you can win them all.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.