MORE PUBS NAMED AFTER ANIMALS IN GILLINGHAM (not THAT Gillingham !)

More from my massive July West Country Tickathon, and some prime Dylan for you;

Possibly US Dave’s favourite Dylan, though personally I prefer the cover version by The Wiggles.

Man had to give names to the animals as nearly all of the pubs in Gillingham (Dorset) are named after them;

I was only in the Buffalo the other year, drinking Fursty Ferret by Badger. Or was Busty Buffalo by Ferret ?

Gillingham is an odd town, not too far from my End of the Road and Shaftesbury, combining a scruffy high street with a Waitrose.

On the walk out to the suburb of Peacemarsh I forgot what the pub was called three times, having to look at a scrap of paper that said “Dolphin. It’s DOLPHIN, you idiot, not Phoenix“.

The Dolphin has a nice sign, but a dull dining interior, so I’ve nicked this photo off their website. One day, all self-drive electric cars will look like this.

In 2022, one beer is plenty. Often more than enough.

No, it really is. The Exmoor was a cool, rich 3.5.

They wanted to show me to a table. I said I’d sit outside.

But it’s raining

I’ll be fine”

There’s a dedicated smoking area in the upper garden*”.

I’ll be fine.

*I nearly asked if there was a designated beer tipping area in the garden, but the beer was great.

One thought on “MORE PUBS NAMED AFTER ANIMALS IN GILLINGHAM (not THAT Gillingham !)

  1. If you had asked me if that song had ever been covered by anyone, I would have given an emphatic no. Wow, that’s a trivia question for you.

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