Mudcat Café message #2043627 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #101290   Message #2043627
Posted By: Bonecruncher
04-May-07 - 10:34 PM
Thread Name: Contrived Pub names
Subject: RE: Contrived Pub names
In Bournemouth two adjacent pubs were knocked into one and renamed "The Goat and Compasses". Wadworths, the brewers, were trying to get away from the old names, the Pembroke Arms aand the Pembroke Shades, which had become synominous with the drug-taking community.
The name was the winner in a competition for the brewery's workers.

In Wiltshire, near Melksham, is "The Tipsy Toad".