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Jan 26, 2021 - 1:05:09 PM
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Iron Paw

New Zealand

439 posts since 11/28/2014

Jonty probably knows this anyway.
I found it interesting, and I had wondered why so many pubs had Cock in their names... 'The Gold Cock' or the 'Cock' or similar.
Now I know, and thought some of you might be interested too.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/common-pub-names

Jan 26, 2021 - 1:26:26 PM
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56647 posts since 12/14/2005

Fascinating info!


Jan 26, 2021 - 1:42:41 PM
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1966 posts since 2/12/2009

Old Sam Pepys was rather a rascal and he enjoyed all the good things in life to the full ! very interesting information, thanks.

Jan 26, 2021 - 2:53:21 PM
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Mali

3116 posts since 5/15/2011

The chicken soup as a cold remedy has some merit. It makes me feel a bit better afterwards.

Jan 26, 2021 - 3:11:15 PM

Owen

Canada

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Nuthin' to do with cocks and cold remedies and the like, but one of my favorite names for a pub is the "No scum Allowed Saloon" in White Oaks, NM.  https://noscumsaloon.com/   Several winters back, we were meandering about the SW.... took a short(ish) side trip to White Oaks primarily to check it out, only to find a "closed for plumbing repairs" sign on the door that p.m.  crying

Jan 26, 2021 - 7:20:14 PM
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Brian T

Canada

17741 posts since 6/5/2008

Millions of dollars in minerals, furs, forests and fish changed hands in "The Zoo."
A business office and hotel bar for many in LaRonge, SK. I actually held a 12" x 12" x 2" thick slab of purple gem-grade amethyst, in there, one night some 50+ years ago.

Jan 26, 2021 - 8:06:26 PM
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Here in Portland there was a brief vogue for weird meat ales about ten years ago. I had pints of "Silence of the Lambs" at Breakside Brewing (I can't remember what kind of chunks they threw in), and also a brew that included whole ducks that the brewer had shot, cleaned and roasted himself before pitching into the boil (vaguely smoky, but that could've been the malt bill). I also had a pint of "Captain Beefheart" (guess the secret ingredient!) at Upright Brewing's taproom in NE Portland, the Grain and Gristle.

Jan 27, 2021 - 12:57:18 AM
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2880 posts since 4/22/2018

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Originally posted by motorbuffalo

Here in Portland there was a brief vogue for weird meat ales about ten years ago. I had pints of "Silence of the Lambs" at Breakside Brewing (I can't remember what kind of chunks they threw in), and also a brew that included whole ducks that the brewer had shot, cleaned and roasted himself before pitching into the boil (vaguely smoky, but that could've been the malt bill). I also had a pint of "Captain Beefheart" (guess the secret ingredient!) at Upright Brewing's taproom in NE Portland, the Grain and Gristle.


Have you ever had bunny Ale Bruce?  The brewer puts two or three dead, gutted rabbits into the fermenter..... you can really taste the hops smiley

Jan 27, 2021 - 1:01:32 AM

2880 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by Iron Paw

Jonty probably knows this anyway.
I found it interesting, and I had wondered why so many pubs had Cock in their names... 'The Gold Cock' or the 'Cock' or similar.
Now I know, and thought some of you might be interested too.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/common-pub-names

 

 

 


I never knew that Kelvin, thanks for sharing.  I'd not heard of cock ale - I, not sure I'd fancy drinking too much of it. I also assumed that pub names with Cock in the title were something to do with our ancestors propensity for cock fighting... every day's a school day eh?  Pre pandemic, I often have a pint in the Game Cock which is an excellent pub only a few miles from me.  And before moving to where I live now, the Cock a Bottle was one of my regular watering holes.

Jan 27, 2021 - 1:26:46 AM
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The 'Famous Cock' pictured in the linked article is just across the road from another pub called 'The Hen and Chickens'. It's also almost next to 'The Swan'.

I'm not convinced that cock fighting is not a more persuasive argument.

Jan 27, 2021 - 4:09:08 AM
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rinemb

USA

13038 posts since 5/24/2005

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
quote:
Originally posted by motorbuffalo

Here in Portland there was a brief vogue for weird meat ales about ten years ago. I had pints of "Silence of the Lambs" at Breakside Brewing (I can't remember what kind of chunks they threw in), and also a brew that included whole ducks that the brewer had shot, cleaned and roasted himself before pitching into the boil (vaguely smoky, but that could've been the malt bill). I also had a pint of "Captain Beefheart" (guess the secret ingredient!) at Upright Brewing's taproom in NE Portland, the Grain and Gristle.


Have you ever had bunny Ale Bruce?  The brewer puts two or three dead, gutted rabbits into the fermenter..... you can really taste the hops smiley


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Jan 27, 2021 - 4:16:15 AM

2880 posts since 4/22/2018

quote:
Originally posted by motorbuffalo

Here in Portland there was a brief vogue for weird meat ales about ten years ago. I had pints of "Silence of the Lambs" at Breakside Brewing (I can't remember what kind of chunks they threw in), and also a brew that included whole ducks that the brewer had shot, cleaned and roasted himself before pitching into the boil (vaguely smoky, but that could've been the malt bill). I also had a pint of "Captain Beefheart" (guess the secret ingredient!) at Upright Brewing's taproom in NE Portland, the Grain and Gristle.


From the descriptions of the beers Bruce.  Are there lots of bushy beards, checked shirts and waxed moustaches in Portland?

Jan 27, 2021 - 4:16:42 AM

2880 posts since 4/22/2018

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Originally posted by rinemb

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i'll get my coat Brad....

Jan 27, 2021 - 5:44:45 AM

Banjo Lefty

Canada

2114 posts since 6/19/2014

My favourite pub name is the Cow and Calf in Yorkshire. Not named for some bucolic farm animals, it's actually the name of two large boulders sitting on the hillside above the pub. The beer is good, but the service is a bit rocky . . .

Jan 27, 2021 - 6:49:03 AM

2880 posts since 4/22/2018

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Originally posted by Banjo Lefty

My favourite pub name is the Cow and Calf in Yorkshire. Not named for some bucolic farm animals, it's actually the name of two large boulders sitting on the hillside above the pub. The beer is good, but the service is a bit rocky . . .


I once fell off the cow whilst climbing a route on it called Cow Udder.  Hit the deck and compressed my spine.  I'm not a million miles away from that pub, and funnily enough, have just arranged to meet an old friend I've not seen in years in the Cow and Calf Hotel (he lives in Ilkley) once things get a back to a little bit more like normal.

I certainly hope you didnt go out on Ilkley Moor without your hat !

Edited by - Wet Spaniel on 01/27/2021 06:49:32

Jan 27, 2021 - 7:13:04 AM
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56647 posts since 12/14/2005

"Ilkey Moor B'Hat" predates Lion King's "The Circle of Life" by more than a century, with a better version of the message.

Jan 27, 2021 - 8:52:38 AM

Banjo Lefty

Canada

2114 posts since 6/19/2014

quote:
Originally posted by Wet Spaniel
quote:
Originally posted by Banjo Lefty

My favourite pub name is the Cow and Calf in Yorkshire. Not named for some bucolic farm animals, it's actually the name of two large boulders sitting on the hillside above the pub. The beer is good, but the service is a bit rocky . . .


I once fell off the cow whilst climbing a route on it called Cow Udder.  Hit the deck and compressed my spine.  I'm not a million miles away from that pub, and funnily enough, have just arranged to meet an old friend I've not seen in years in the Cow and Calf Hotel (he lives in Ilkley) once things get a back to a little bit more like normal.

I certainly hope you didnt go out on Ilkley Moor without your hat !


No, but I annoyed the locals by singing the song loudly in a truely terrible imitation of the accent!

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