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    Ok. So here is a little quiz aimed at testing your knowledge of London pubs - research is permitted.

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    1. Early 20th century architects John T. Quilter and A. E. Sewell are most closely associated with designing pubs for which two brewers respectively?

    2. What was the name of the former West’s brewery?

    3. Which pub claims to have the oldest history?

    4. Where would you go to see a cat wearing a white collar?

    5. Which is named after what was London’s tallest occupiable structure until 1991?

    6. Was, until it closed around 2002, the city’s highest?

    7. Said to have the first bar made of mahogany?

    8. Outside which did Ruth Ellis, the last women to be hanged in Britain, commit her capital offence?

    9. Was immortalised in an Edwardian music hall song by Florrie Forde?

    10. Which six, past and present, give their name to areas and tube stations?

    11. Is mentioned in the children’s nursery rhythm Pop Goes the Weasel?

    12. Where would you see on display a clock, hands frozen at the precise time that the pub was hit by a zeppelin bomb?

    13. Which would you visit to partake in the Swearing on the Horns ceremony?

    14. Recently renamed, this is the pub where the last man in Britain to die fighting a duel expired?

    15. Which is named after a person said to be the inspiration for The Tatler and The Spectator?

    16. Which erroneously displays the countenance of an American president above the entrance?

    17. Which has recently been renamed to reflect the work of a film director at the nearby former Gainsborough Studios?

    18. Which was designed by the architect responsible for a striking cathedral in Liverpool?

    19. Which is known as the ‘official’ Madness pub?

    20. Which was supposedly renamed to commemorate a piece of builder’s machinery, apparently trapped in the basement during construction?
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    As I expected, a big fat Zero for London pub knowledge, with wild guesses on just two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Ok. So here is a little quiz aimed at testing your knowledge of London pubs - research is permitted.

    Have fun!

    1. Early 20th century architects John T. Quilter and A. E. Sewell are most closely associated with designing pubs for which two brewers respectively?

    2. What was the name of the former West’s brewery?

    3. Which pub claims to have the oldest history?

    4. Where would you go to see a cat wearing a white collar?

    5. Which is named after what was London’s tallest occupiable structure until 1991?

    6. Was, until it closed around 2002, the city’s highest?

    7. Said to have the first bar made of mahogany?

    8. Outside which did Ruth Ellis, the last women to be hanged in Britain, commit her capital offence?

    9. Was immortalised in an Edwardian music hall song by Florrie Forde?

    10. Which five, past and present, give their name to areas and tube stations?

    11. Is mentioned in the children’s nursery rhythm Pop Goes the Weasel?

    12. Where would you see on display a clock, hands frozen at the precise time that the pub was hit by a zeppelin bomb?

    13. Which would you visit to partake in the Swearing on the Horns ceremony?

    14. Recently renamed, this is the pub where the last man in Britain to die fighting a duel expired?

    15. Which is named after a person said to be the inspiration for The Tatler and The Spectator?

    16. Which erroneously displays the countenance of an American president above the entrance?

    17. Which has recently been renamed to reflect the work of a film director at the nearby former Gainsborough Studios?

    18. Which was designed by the architect responsible for a striking cathedral in Liverpool?

    19. Which is known as the ‘official’ Madness pub?

    20. Which was supposedly renamed to commemorate a piece of builder’s machinery, apparently trapped in the basement during construction?
    Off the top of the head...

    3. The Seven Stars , Carey St.
    4. Same as answer 3.
    8. Magdalla Tavern, Hampstead.
    11, The Eagle, City Road.
    15 Sir Richard Steele, Haverstock Hill ?
    !9. Dublin Castle , Camden Town.

    A couple of educated guesses but un-googled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tris39 View Post
    Ok. So here is a little quiz aimed at testing your knowledge of London pubs - research is permitted.
    I only knew 2 off the top of my head. After smashing my head against the wall I got to 4 tube stations but missed probably the most obvious, the first one alphabetically! I'm on the case of the rest. Thanks for adding this one, I love a quiz and can't get enough of them!

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    Another difficult one
    1 Whitbread and Watneys
    5 was there a bar at the top of the Post Office Tower
    8 Magdella Tavern
    11 The Eagle
    13 the Bull at Highgate
    17 the Alfred Hitchcock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by london calling View Post
    was there a bar at the top of the Post Office Tower
    There was a restaurant there, but there's a pub not far from the foot of it called The Tower Tavern
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    Without any research:

    5. The Tower Tavern

    9. The Old Bull & Bush

    10. Angel, Elephant & Castle, Swiss Cottage, Royal Oak... , ...

    11. The Eagle

    17. Alfred Hitchcock
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield hatter View Post
    There was a restaurant there, but there's a pub not far from the foot of it called The Tower Tavern
    I've a friend who was sitting on the toilet in a nearby student residence when the IRA blew up the top of the PO Tower!

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    12. Is The Dolphin Tavern, WC1 which I've visited a couple of times (and photographed the clock).

    Interestingly enough, this pub was the first to suffer the wrath of a Zeppelin bomb when one fell into its garden in 1915. A plaque which stated it was the first bomb dropped from a Zeppelin in London in WWI was eventually removed as it was proved the first bomb actually fell on a property in nearby Alkham Road on the same evening.
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    Great quiz, even with a bit of research it's not easy which is of course the fun of it.

    My digging about so far:

    1. Mr Sewell was Truman's house architect, I can't find Mr Quilter (yet).

    2. The Three Crowns, closed in 1929 !

    3. I would have guessed the George in Borough High St.

    4. Must be something to do with Dick Whittington.

    8. Hampstead but I had the feeling it was outside the Flask.

    9. "Down at the Old Bull & Bush, da da dadada".

    10. Is it 5 or 6 ? Angel, Elephant & Castle, Swiss Cottage, Royal Oak, could be Manor House and/or Seven Sisters.

    11. "Up and down the City Road, in and out the Eagle" .

    14. This requires very careful phrasing of the question, "in Britain" but not Wales (Thomas Heslop 1814), or Scotland ( George Morgan 1826), and not an Englishman (James A Seton, Portsmouth 1845), it was a duel between two Frenchmen the fatality being Fredric Cournet who was taken to the Barley Mow in Englefield Green (1852). The tales behind the duels are worth reading especially Portsmouth as that's the sexual one.

    18. Sir Frederick Gibberd designed "Paddy's Wigwam" he also designed Harlow New Town, but the answer might be his design for the Rectory Road estate in Hackney which suggests the Manor Tavern, was part of the design.
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