Topic: Eight Leeds pubs with peculiar names

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The pub name that always strikes me is "Hark To Mopsey" in Normanton, which is something to do with the braying sound made by hounds.  "The Pineapple" nearby has now shut down I believe?

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Re: Eight Leeds pubs with peculiar names

8 more:

Republic of Highland
City of Mabgate
Fforde Geene
The New Roscoe
The Nook
The Brick
Dock Green
Worlds End

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Swan With Two Necks

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Gaping Goose

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Seldom Seen Kid wrote:

The pub name that always strikes me is "Hark To Mopsey" in Normanton, which is something to do with the braying sound made by hounds.  "The Pineapple" nearby has now shut down I believe?

Have you ever been on Hark to Mopsey. I have, once. It's more likely to be the braying sound made by the locals.

That Pineapple keeps on opening and shutting.

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Cuts wrote:

Swan With Two Necks

Good one, round the corner from my grans that. Always liked the glass on the windows and the sign had a picture of a swan with 2 nicks (v like signs). Maybe got that wrong way round.

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Windows of Hark to Mopsey were full of BNP posters when they still had a team.

Cunts.

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Swan was part of our Sunday. Cab from The Strega for 7. Stopped using it when gypsies started drinking in there.

Squinting Cat?

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placidcasual wrote:

8 more:

Republic of Highland
City of Mabgate
Fforde Geene
The New Roscoe
The Nook
The Brick
Dock Green
Worlds End

City of Mabgate - now flats
Fforde Greene - now an international supermarket
Dock Green - just had a revamp outside but I doubt is going to be a pub again

Lest we forget

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Sure I have seen planning applications to turn The Pineapple and The Squinting Cat into housing sites.

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heyho wrote:
placidcasual wrote:

8 more:

Republic of Highland
City of Mabgate
Fforde Geene
The New Roscoe
The Nook
The Brick
Dock Green
Worlds End

City of Mabgate - now flats
Fforde Greene - now an international supermarket
Dock Green - just had a revamp outside but I doubt is going to be a pub again

Lest we forget

Never knew anyone who'd admit to drinking in the Dock Green. Websters pub, even my Grandad would walk past it and go to the fountain and he would never normally walk past any pub.

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gore wrote:
heyho wrote:
placidcasual wrote:

8 more:

Republic of Highland
City of Mabgate
Fforde Geene
The New Roscoe
The Nook
The Brick
Dock Green
Worlds End

City of Mabgate - now flats
Fforde Greene - now an international supermarket
Dock Green - just had a revamp outside but I doubt is going to be a pub again

Lest we forget

Never knew anyone who'd admit to drinking in the Dock Green. Websters pub, even my Grandad would walk past it and go to the fountain and he would never normally walk past any pub.

The Fountain was ace, when Irish Tommy ran it. Early 80's, at about 10pm, it used to fill up with on call SHO's, from Jimmies, who just waved their pagers and got served immediately. "These boys are working!". Them were t''days.

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Never went in it, me Grandad was a 70's patron when they ran the day trip to Blackpool for pensioners in competition with the Compton, who ran a Scarboro day trip. They all used to try and be in both to qualify, which was a tough ask as all the old fuckers used to grass one another up.

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Hughes?

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Hark To Rover. No known political affiliation.

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