Robin Hood meets up with Tourism Superstar finalist to generate votes for pub landlord
The Landlord of Nottingham’s world-famous Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – Karl Gibson, is one of just ten finalists in the country to be shortlisted for a national VisitEngland Tourism Superstar Award. He was joined at the pub by Robin Hood, who was there to persuade the good folk of Nottingham to vote for their local Tourism Superstar.
Karl was nominated for the award by Visit Nottinghamshire as he goes above and beyond the call of his Landlord duties to ensure visitors receive an extra special experience. The organisation is delighted Karl is one of the national finalists but is urging Nottinghamshire to back the campaign on the Daily Mirror website to ‘Vote for Karl’.
Brendan Moffett, Chief Executive of Marketing Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, said: “Karl entertains and informs visitors about the history of the world-famous pub, taking them on tours of the cellars and enlightening them with the many tales of the building’s rich history.
“Karl contributes to the wider visitor experience by helping visitors to have a memorable stay, which helps us to raise the profile of the city and county as a visitor destination and has a positive impact on the wider visitor economy.”
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, which is said to be one of the oldest in England, dates back to 1189, whilst the cellars, which are set in the caves of the adjacent Nottingham Castle – where the beer was once brewed – date back to 1070. Karl takes visitors on tours of the cellars, free of charge, enthralling them with tales of the medieval brewing techniques and the gory past of the condemned cell where criminals deemed too bad to hang were chained to the wall and often left to die.
Voting is now open on www.mirror.co.uk/tourismsuperstar and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 29 March The winning Tourism Superstar will be announced during English Tourism Week (25 March-2 April).