Local nicknames for Pubs


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There was (is) a pub in Basford known as The Bowling Green, Ashley will know th the real name. The Fox and ?????. I think it was (is) on Lincoln Street.

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^^^ I too like Mary's father in laws reason for the name but believe its was the grand windows that gave it its name, they would have been something to behold when it was first built.   Howe

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Friar Tuck in Arnold had a nickname, it was a spoonerism.

How could I forget that!

Bestwood village also had a 'top and bottom house' at one time. Bottom House was the Miner's Welfare and Top House the now closed Bestwood Hotel.

Nicknames in Arnold as Compo alludes to were invariably just abbreviations: the Keys, the Nellie, the Jockey, the Robin, the Tuck etc. I did sometime hear the Flying Horse referred to as the 'Flying Pig' or Flying Bobbo' occasionally. The Working Men's Club on Front Street was usually known as 'Top Club'.

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The white horse bottom of farraday road was called bobbo! The white hart in bramcote was set on the near top of a hill and was always called top house, the railway inn in nevvo was known as jackie bells........ which im sure was the very old landlords name but still was called jackie bells by the locals inc me when ah wer nokina burdoff dainon manvers street. Bleddy luvlea sh'wur unall!

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I remember when we lived on Blue Bell Hill Road my mother used to talk about a pub nicknamed 'The Two Heads'. I think - if I remember right - it was the Sir Isaac Newton. On Glasshouse Street?

She reckoned it was known as The Two Heads because there was a head of Newton shown on each side of the pub sign. But that must have applied to any pub named after a person, so why it was only this one with that nickname I don't know.

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I used to own the Countryman Pub at Kirkby in Ashfield It was originally know as the Lime Burners but changed it's name over 20 years ago ,and is still referred to by the locals as the Bonners .

Bob. I often visit my parents in Selston. Navigate me to the Countryman.

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When I took my final trade practical test at Bentinck training centre, come lunchtime, the Instructor told us, "Don't go to the pub " Of course when we got outside the workshop, one of the lads said lets go for a liquid lunch! Say no more, we all probably ended up at the Countryman pub...

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When I went to mining craft day release at Arnold & Carlton collage we'd toddle off to the local pub at din-dins time, we'd come back pi**ed up & fall asleep all afternoon, lol. I received a warning about it off Hucknall pit training officer, still did it though. :)

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The Clock on which was once Birkin Avenue was renamed the Wheeltappers and Shunters, then the Clock. Its real name was the Avenue pub.

For some years it was run by a Jamaican bloke called Spider, but I think he died last year. There is still a bullet hole in the toilet window glass where there was a turf war between drug dealers a good few years back.

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Was my local 40 odd years ago, before they had turf wars !

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It was one of the pubs my father took me to when I was 18 (ish) that would be back in the late 70s. What an atmosphere it had. A proper working man's pub. I've never fogottten that feeling. Sometimes in the working mens clubs and miner's institutes you gan get the remnants of that atmosphere.

I fondly recall the Shippos there. That bitter, almost lemony taste is a fond memory.

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the nags head on carlton hill was always called `naggo` my mams house was right next to it,and my grandparents next door but one from mams,grandad used to send me to the side door with a jug for some ale.,not sure if your age mattered then...the houses were knocked down and now flats stand in their place,the pubs still there.

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Nags closed down at the moment but not boarded up. Has been pretty vibrant pub in recent years with a dedicated clientele but recent couple running it broke up (so I heard) so no one to run it presently. Has one of those "Run this Pub Business" signs outside which is never encouraging.

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