GUESS THE PUB GOES UNCONVENTIONAL

Welcome to the nerve centre of RetiredMartin.com, where I’ve given in to that exciting bottle of Belgian “Fruitage” tonight while I give you a late night Guess the Unconventional Pub.

Etu or Lorenzo will have it already, JRC will identify it from the drone pictures,

and Russ will be making up an excuse involving a runaway food van.

Not much to tell you about the location; there’s no school, church* or Post Office here; but plenty of places to eat and sleep. There used to be a greyhound track too, but that never made the GBG, unlike Chester-le-Street.

Duncan’s ears will prick up when he hears this unusual boozer was a one-time Guide entry. At least, I only remember the one time, but Duncan has a spreadsheet which may prove otherwise.

Surely he’ll remember the Bass mirror; you don’t see too many of those, do you ?

No obvious cricket connections this time, but this pub shares a name with a footballing legend who made ONE appearance in his club’s best ever season and scored ONE goal, against some Tigers. If stuck, ask Roger.

One cask beer on the bar, recently switched from West to South Yorkshire, but you can see what the largely casual trade drinks.

Oi mate, don’t forget your keys !

Accommodation here is good value and “cosy“; I’m highly tempted by a return visit to sample that haute cuisine. And the four poster restaurant.

*Well, not strictly a church, anyway.

46 thoughts on “GUESS THE PUB GOES UNCONVENTIONAL

  1. “a footballing legend who …….. scored ONE goal” suggests the East Midlands but maybe it’s about as far from there as is possible. ,

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  2. “GUESS THE POST GOES UNCONVENTIONAL”

    So… it’s not about a pub then? 😉

    “tonight while I give you a late night Guess the Unconventional Pub.”

    That settles that then. 🙂

    “and Russ will be making up an excuse involving a runaway food van.”

    You know me so well.
    (Hey! I came close on the Titanium one!)

    “there’s no school, church* or Post Office here; but plenty of places to eat and sleep”

    A trailer park? 😉

    “but Duncan has a spreadsheet which may prove otherwise.”

    Somehow I missed that post. Will have to go and take a read tomorrow.

    “but this pub shares a name with a footballing legend who made ONE appearance in his club’s best ever season and scored ONE goal, against some Tigers.”

    I was going to guess LAF, but I’ll look him up on Wiki first. 🙂

    “One cask beer on the bar, recently switched from West to South Yorkshire,”

    A clue!

    Oh, wait; do you mean the pub changed from West to South or merely the beer on tap?

    “Accommodation here is good value and “cosy“; I’m highly tempted by a return visit to sample that haute cuisine. And the four poster restaurant.”

    I give up… again. 🙂

    “*Well, not strictly a church, anyway.”

    A mosque? 😉

    Cheers

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      1. That proves you can’t believe that Wikipedia.
        I thought only one goal wasn’t very good and then realised football’s all about demarcation and goals were someone else’s job – maybe something to do with a ‘team’. .

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      1. Yes, I’ve found the blessed thing. It’s near a motorway, but Google doesn’t offer interior views, does it?

        I see what you mean about “duplication” on your earlier post too!

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      2. Found those contributors shots on Google, thanks Martin. I’d forgotten about all but street view.

        I must call in there – the food looks a dream.

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      3. It’s the little circles inside a property (more likely a pet shop than a pub) you get when you press the little street view man, Etu.

        That food looks trencherman portions. The long-standing owner Harry died fairly recently but his wife runs it. Must be worth a trip.

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      1. That just looks like a scrapyard, though. I’ve now found it through the medium of Twitter, but have to say that poser was a classic. of its kind.

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      2. “I see that Will has taken three pictures of it” – that’s about as useful as some of Martin’s clues. Narrows the field to about 9,000 pubs scattered throughout the UK!

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      3. OK. If you search the obvious possibilities for H—y’s Bar then you get thousands. But wait, think for a moment. All of them – except this one, it seems – aspire to be something, don’t they?

        So if you add a term which reflects that difference, then you narrow it down a bit. To just one, for me, as it happened.

        Capisce?

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      4. Personally I wouldn’t describe the interior as fake – it’s all genuine brick, stone, timber etc. architectural salvage – making for a charming repro atmosphere.

        Hear me, Joules?

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      5. Etu,
        That’s precisely what I thought on seeing reclaimed timber and brick haphazardly thrown together but thought I had mentioned that company enough already.

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      1. Well, it’s “Search and Deduce the Pub” really, isn’t it Paul?

        I don’t think that many of us could genuinely have guessed any of ’em.

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  3. Had to be Yorkshire, didn’t it. Where else do you get Yorkshire Pudding with Bangers & Mash?

    “this pub shares a name with a footballing legend who made ONE appearance in his club’s best ever season”.
    So who did Stockyard play for?

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      1. I thought that it was Harry Potts of Blackpool, Burnley fame etc., but hey…

        For some reason this pub is also known as Potts.

        Me neither.

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