The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101290   Message #2044593
Posted By: bubblyrat
06-May-07 - 10:52 AM
Thread Name: Contrived Pub names
Subject: RE: Contrived Pub names
The last time I looked at the pub that used to be the HQ of the long-lost New Express folk-club in Bournemouth , it had metamorphosed into the Goat and Tricycle, not the Goat and Compasses,and,being just up from the Triangle , was very -um- " gay" ( In the modern sense of the word ).The last time I visited Nottingham ( probably 1968 ! ) , the " Trip to Jerusalem " was just that-----No "Ye Olde " !I mean, it"s Bleedin' Obvious !! Why put Ye Olde ?? Sad to relate, In Henley -on-Thames, to which I have but recently relocated, there is , in the town centre, an accursed " Slug and Lettuce " , but at least JD Wetherspoon have retained the name of their acquisition, The Catherine Wheel in the main drag ( Hart Street ).I also note that "The Black Boy", on the way in to Henley from the A4, is now called " Black Boys Inn", presumably as some kind of PC compromise ? Although the shop " Asquith's Teddy Bears " , at the top of New Street, has a whole window relating to AND displaying----GOLLIWOGS !!!
There is hope for us yet ,in this troubled land !!