GUESS THE PUB

Another dreich day in Sheffield. Taking cardboard to the tip, washing dishes, moving the cans from the utlility room to the fridge. I’m sure there were more than 4 cans yesterday.

One of those is from Waterbeach, one from Hackney Wick, two are from Melbourne (Australia). I am SO cosmopolitan.

I’ve become a bit obsessed with the 360 Degrees photos on Google Maps.

You can see plenty of shops, but disappointingly few pubs. I thought our old friend Alexander Bell had found me a guided tour round an exciting micro called the Wandering Duck,

but it looks more like the powder room in a Brunning & Price to me.

It’s about time you lot did some work.

Using your powers of deduction, which pub is this ? (usual prize)

I’ve even given you a map extract. That must help.

The pump clips might help, and at least you now know it serves cask.

And the placing of the dartboard and lack of bench seating and beer mats may be the giveaway that this isn’t a Craft Union place.

Mrs RM would love to have a month to thoroughly redecorate this place. Who on earth puts the charity boxes on the wall ?

Here’s another clue to location;

That should help with location.

And this may help with the name;

I’ve never been to this pub, but I’ve been to one in the same village in 2019, when they were playing “Zoom” by Fat Larry’s Band.

Oh, and there’s two pubs with the same name, 2 miles south-east. DON’T get them mixed up.

17 thoughts on “GUESS THE PUB

      1. Thanks for the challenge, Martin – very enjoyable.

        I didn’t start from Dave’s comment – I thought that it was a shot in the dark – but from identifying the young fogey and his abode.

        Keep ’em coming.

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      2. There’s a photo of the interior on Pubs Galore too. https://www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubpictures/61783/ Well done, Dave!

        I did have a look at this last night but I’d have needed plenty more clues. (I was looking for Stags Heads or White Harts in NE Somerset, having seen quite a few stag breasses on a shelf in one of the photos above.) Never heard of the pub before. Waldegrave was the name of a Tory politician in ther Thatcher years, but was has Jacob Rees Mogg got to do with it, and why the hands up?

        Please explain, Martin.

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      3. …and I can only find one other Waldegrave Arms locally, in Chewton Mendip. Where is the other? Perhaps it has changed its name to avoid confusion.

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      4. Ah, I see I’ve misunderstood Martin’s “there’s two pubs with the same name, 2 miles south-east.” There are actually just two Waldegrave Arms pubs in this area, and one of them is two miles to the southeast of this one. Doh!

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  1. “Taking cardboard to the tip”

    Don’t you have curbside recycling?

    “I’m sure there were more than 4 cans yesterday.”

    Blimey. I woke up to 3 bottles in my fridge Thursday morning and went into a panic!
    (luckily I went to do the regular shop for the lunch truck Thursday afternoon and happened to pick up the equivalent of 32 12oz bottles along the way) 🙂

    “I am SO cosmopolitan.”

    *cough* good husband *cough*

    “but it looks more like the powder room in a Brunning & Price to me.”

    (excuse me while I go for a lie down)

    “Using your powers of deduction, which pub is this ? (usual prize)”

    I’m currently on my 4th pint of a 9% Double IPA so… I’ll pass. 😉

    “I’ve even given you a map extract. That must help.”

    Hmm. Showing a shaft ‘up’ the aqueduct. That might indicate a lot of ‘water’… ‘beach’. 😉

    “Here’s another clue to location;”

    He wasn’t thrilled with a shaft up his aqueduct?

    “And this may help with the name;”

    The ‘shafting’ of his ‘aqueduct’ was new, so it was all hands on deck after the fact?*

    * – I got nothing

    Cheers!

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