Friday, 26 August 2016

Pub Signs

Hello

Thanks for visiting.

Walking round Wokingham, I noticed that some of the pubs had put a lot of effort into their pub signs and indeed some of the names are quite unusual.  There are umpteen pubs around the town but only those in the centre with jolly signs have been included in my pub crawl!

First off is the Broad Street Tavern, very pretty and covered in flowers. As it is actually in Broad Street, perhaps the name isn't unusual at all.




Round the corner is the Metropolitan.




I couldn't resist this rose in the Rose Street rose garden.


The Roebuck is near the Town Hall.




As is the Red Lion, which is the most popular pub name in the country.


And The Crispin, which has a well kept garden apparently and an Aunt Sally, an old-fashioned  stick throwing game, although from its position you wouldn't think there would be room at all.





The Dukes Head's sign has the Duke of Wellington in a Wellington boot.





Detail from the Town Hall

Artwork in the library by Bridie Gibbs
Have you noticed any unusual pub signs?

Cheerio

8 comments:

  1. The pub nearest to our home is called the Ship which is another popular name particularly on the coast. It has the large anchor and predictable décor.

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    1. That's a very traditional name and conjures up a picture of smugglers and contriband!

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  2. A pub in my home village is called The George and Horn. There are plenty of pubs with The George or The George and Dragon but not heard of another George and Horn. xx

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    1. That's really unusual, there must be a story there. x

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  3. I have one of the I-Spy books with pub names. I don't know where it is, but it will be around somewhere.
    One of the signs that intrigued me is the Crispin as I used to work in St Crispin Hospital in Northampton. Sadly it has been pulled down now and a housing estate built on the site. Some good and happy memories.

    Joan (Wales)

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    1. Glad the post brought back some good memories for you. I'm not sure what the Crispin has to do with shoemakers though.

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  4. These are wonderful - not only the signs, but the beautiful buildings and gardens, too! x K

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    1. They add a bit of colour to the town don't they. x

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