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19-07-2016, 07:13
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The other day, Cooking Lager (http://cookinglager.blogspot.co.uk/) said on Twitter that he was going to be entertaining his young nieces next weekend, and so was wondering which pubs I would be going in so he could bring them along to annoy me.
I responded with an off-the-cuff selection of spoof hostelries which I thought I would expand into a fuller list. At least four of these exist in real life, and there is a Royal Children (https://whatpub.com/pubs/NOT/224/royal-children-nottingham) in Nottingham, although this apparently refers to the children of Princess (later Queen) Anne rather than the Princes in the Tower. Some of the references are obvious, others less so.

The Bradshaw’s Head
The Chesterbelloc Arms
The Codger’s Arms
The Duke of Edinburgh
The Farage Arms
The Full Measure
The Leonard Lord
The Live and Let Live
The Mangy Cat
The Miser’s Hoard
The Old Brown Bitter Jug
The Old Rickety House at Home
The Princes in the Tower
The Sir George Ayscue
The Spit-Roast ChildThe Viaduct

The Bradshaw’s Head appears as a spoof entry in my now mothballed Stockport Pub Guide (http://www.pubcurmudgeon.org.uk/stockportpubs/towncentre.html#STOCKH).


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