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    Default Corona Quiz 7 (penultimate London pubs):

    1. Which is named after a Smithfield landowner, executed for Lollardy?

    2. Which is synonymous with a cherry tree and briefly makes an appearance in Snatch?

    3. Which shares its name with a London canal basin?

    4. Where could you see a coprolite on display in the front window’s collection of curiosities?

    5. Which pub is said to have a name which is a corruption of a portal to a northern French port?

    6. Where until 2002 could you have seen a wild goose holed up?

    7. Which takes its name from a pioneer of epidemiology?

    8. Which sits roughly between a fictional barber’s and a fictional pie shop?

    9. Which takes its name from a song made popular during World War One?

    10. Which pub’s contemporary name is influenced by the creators of a runcible spoon and the heart of gold?

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    Got no. 7 and no. 9 (I think). Looking forward to the answers for the other ones.
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    Thanks for putting in a canal question.
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    Off the top of my head I reckon I have 2,3 and 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Thanks for putting in a canal question.
    Top pub if I'm right.
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    No. 5 is a well known one so I might have that right, hopeless on the rest unless No. 10 refers to The Hitch Hikers Guide to The Galaxy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mobyduck View Post
    Top pub if I'm right.
    One of the very best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    One of the very best.
    Thanks for that! It means I know the answer to two rather than just one without "cheating"! I'm off to cheat now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucking Fastard View Post
    Thanks for putting in a canal question.
    Yup. I guessed you'd be best placed to get that, probably having arrived by boat.

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    ANSWERS:

    1. Which is named after a Smithfield landowner, executed for Lollardy?
    The Sir John Oldcastle (JD Wetherspoon)

    2. Which is synonymous with a cherry tree and briefly makes an appearance in Snatch?
    Ye Olde Mitre

    3. Which shares its name with a London canal basin?
    The Regent's Canal's Wenlock Basin and The Wenlock Arms - not sure which came first though.

    4. Where could you see a coprolite on display in the front window’s collection of curiosities?
    The Seven Stars

    5. Which pub is said to have a name which is a corruption of a portal of a northern French port?
    The Bull & Gate - the Boulogne Gate.

    6. Where until 2002 could you have seen a wild goose holed up?
    Richard Harris was one of the Wild Geese and could frequently be seen in The Coal Hole

    7. Which takes its name from a pioneer of epidemiology?
    John Snow

    8. Which sits roughly between a fictional barber’s and a fictional pie shop?
    The Old Bank of England - Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street and his collaborator Mrs. Lovett, purveyor of pies made from his victims.

    9. Which takes its name from a song made popular during World War One?
    The Tipperary - although the pub didn't adopt this name until around 1968!

    10. Which pub’s contemporary name is influenced by the creators of a runcible spoon and the heart of gold?
    Owl & Hitchhiker - Edward Lear wrote The Owl and the Pussycat which features the runcible spoon and the Heart of Gold was the spaceship at the centre of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, written by Douglas Adams; both Adams and Lear were [Borough of] Islington residents, hence the stupid name.
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