The Old Unicorn is marked on the 1890 OS Map of Bramley. An old date stone in the outdoor seating area includes the hard-to-read figures ‘1877’; this may have been when the present building was erected. This pub, or an earlier one named the Old Unicorn, is recorded in a local directory published 50 years earlier, in 1822, when John Firth was the landlord. The old inn may date from the 18th century. It has been suggested that it then stood on an adjacent site.