In New Hampshire, the oldest watering hole is a tavern in Hancock NH that dates back to 1789! The tavern is attached to The Hancock Inn which is one of the oldest bed and breakfasts in New England. The tavern really became a social spot when the inn was purchased by politician David Patten in 1830. Former president Franklin Pierce used to visit the inn quite frequently to quench his thirst. And the best part? If you enjoy one too many libations at the tavern you can just get yourself a room at the charming bed and breakfast! How convenient. So grab yourself a stool and enjoy a well deserved beverage after a long days work. Exactly what people have been doing in that spot for over 200 years.