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'World's most remote bar' is technically part of Britain despite being six-day boat trip away from civilisation

'World's most remote bar' is technically part of Britain despite being six-day boat trip away from civilisation

It is over 1,700 miles from the nearest mainland, and is only accessible by boat

If you're looking for the world's most remote pint then look no further.

This pub is not only over 1,700 miles away from the nearest mainland, it also somehow belongs to the UK.

This is despite the fact that it is 6,407 miles away from the British Isles - for reference, the distance from the country's most northernly point to its most southernly point is just 874 miles apart.

So, how can this be?

The territory is known as the most remote inhabited island in the world. (Getty Stock Photo)
The territory is known as the most remote inhabited island in the world. (Getty Stock Photo)

Featuring a dormant volcano that peaks at 6,765 feet (2,062 metres), the island is part of a remote archipelago in the South Atlantic Ocean.

It has an estimated population of 238 people, and is surrounded by miles of ocean and literally nothing else.

It sits 1,732 miles away from its nearest neighbouring country in South Africa to the east, while being 2,454 miles away from Mar del Plata in Argentina, to the west.

There's remote, and then there's this.

The pub is on the remote island. (Getty Stock Photo)
The pub is on the remote island. (Getty Stock Photo)

Every resident on the island holds British Overseas Citizenship, though the island itself does not have an airstrip, with it only being accessible by ship from Cape Town in South Africa - a trip that takes six days.

Not only that, there's only 10 return trips made to the island everyday using three ships, so be prepared to spend a good amount of time there if you plan to visit.

The island is called Tristan da Cunha, and it is one of three constituent parts of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha - with its own constitution.

On the island, well, is not very much, except for some houses and The Albatross bar.

The Albatross bar (TripAdvisor)
The Albatross bar (TripAdvisor)

It is in a place called Edinburgh of the Seven Seas, which is the capital of the most remote inhabited island in the world, despite being a whopping 6,500 miles from the Scottish capital.

The quaint bar is situated in the corner of a community centre that was named after HRH Prince Philip, following his visit to the island in 1957.

Those willing to make the unique and long trip have seemed to enjoy their experience there though, as one Canadian tourist explained in March 2018 that 'the beer was cold' and 'the wine was warm'.

Though, he praised the weather and said he was in a fortunate group of people to have visited the island.

How it looks inside (Dawn Repetto)
How it looks inside (Dawn Repetto)

An American tourist also spoke about the 'friendly crowd' also writing in 2018: "The only pub on Tristan, with very reasonably priced drinks, and a friendly crowd, when it's open! Also had an adjacent community center that is kid friendly."

A woman complained about the bar's outdated decor, but was pleased with the 'cheap beer and booze' and also said that the barman, who was also the finance manager, was a gracious host.

As great as it sounds, you need permission from the local government to visit the bar at all - but inside it, there's wine, beer, spirits and even a pool table.

The newest thing about the bar is the roof, which had to be replaced after a brutal hurricane in 2001 ripped it off.

Featured Image Credit: TripAdvisor / Getty Stock Photo

Topics: Food And Drink, Travel