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Thread: Lets Design a Pub Sign! (Part III)

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    Default Lets Design a Pub Sign! (Part III)

    Sorry to lumber you chaps once more but I need some more expert advice and research tips from your good selves.
    Basically, 'The Badminton Arms' at Coalpit Heath in Bristol need a new pictorial sign to replace the rather drab lettered one that swings at present. So of course Youngie dives in with the "No problem squire!" quote to the bosses "I'll knock you up a lovely Heraldic Coat of Arms sign!"

    Only I cant find a reference anywhere. Surely there is a Lord Badminton somewhere? An Earl, a Duke whatever? But no, nothing.
    As Badminton is a small little village i doubt there are any municipal type arms either.
    I know the Duke of Beaufort owns the Badminton House estate (I've already done a Beaufort Arms sign for the Wadworth pub in Cheltenham) but that seems a bit of a cop out!

    Any ideas/help/advice gratefully accepted as ever.

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    My first instinct was to go for some sort of horse theme, as I'm sure many people would associate Badminton with the horse trials.

    I think that could be quite classy for a nice country pub for example, but as the Badminton Inn has very much the look of a typical kind of estate pub to me (See the Google Street View) I'm not sure it would look right.

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    Found this on Google images. I like the little fellah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arwkrite View Post
    Found this on Google images. I like the little fellah.
    I am now trying to imagine what instant impression I would get of a pub displaying that sign.

    Probably lots of kids.

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    Lager, Lager,Lager,Lager,Lager and a Spritzer sort of place!

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    Peter Sellers used to do a character called Lord Badminton , could be a good one for a lighthearted sign
    Theres a Man with a Mullet going Mad with a Mallet in Millets !

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    What about a Carry On themed sign with cartoon drawings?
    Waes hael!

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    Or a Saucy Post Card theme with a bit of good old inuendo. But for The Badminton Arms it would take a more devious sense of humour than I posses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwkrite View Post
    Or a Saucy Post Card theme with a bit of good old inuendo. But for The Badminton Arms it would take a more devious sense of humour than I posses.
    The concept of this person scares me!

    I am guessing no one knows about a real lord of Badminton then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    The concept of this person scares me!

    I am guessing no one knows about a real lord of Badminton then.
    As The Actress said to The Bishop !


    Why not change the name of the pub. We could call it something really saucy and I am not talking HP, Worcestershire or Tomato here.
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