whats your local called? and What name would you give to your pub ?

@Wizzywig (7859)
April 2, 2010 9:15am CST
When I was at college a friend and I thought we'd like to own a pub (wouldn't most students ?) and the name we came up with was "The Truss and Gussett". Needless to say, we never got the pub (bar)but, what would you call yours and what's the name of your local? I've lived near pubs with the following names "The Orange Tree" "The Roaring Meg" "The Boot" "The Spread Eagle" "Bricklayers Arms".....
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3 Apr 10
Our local is called The Harp, not a particularly remarkable name but there is a pub in the village called the Greenland Fishery and it is reckoned to be the only pub of that name in the country.
@Wizzywig (7859)
3 Apr 10
I've certainly never heard of a pub called the "Greenland Fishery". Do you have any idea of how it got that name?
3 Apr 10
I'm afraid I don't know how it got it's name but at a guess, I would think it may have something to do with the fishing industry.I know it dates back to the 1600's and there would have been a lot of fishing in this area before the river started silting up. Sorry I can't help you more.
@Wizzywig (7859)
5 Apr 10
Now that i look at the map, I see that Neston is closer to the sea than I realised so, that figures. I believe there was once a "Greenland Fishery Inn" in Kings Lynn - again, because of the fishing industry.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Apr 10
I did love all of the unusual names that there were for the pubs that I came across in England when I was there. And there certainly were lots of them! I went into one in London called "The Lemon Tree" if my memory serves me correctly. It was owned by my ancestors in the 1700's and it was truly amazing to think that it had been going all this time as a business. I would call mine "The Flossy Chicken" We have boring names for pubs over here. The ones in my town are "Hinterland Hotel", "Highland Park Tavern" and the "Commercial Hotel".
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
3 Apr 10
Hmmm, bottom knocker sounds a bit camp if you ask me! It was interesting going into the pub that was once owned by my ancestor and really funny to get served by an Aussie who lived less than an hour from me here!
@Wizzywig (7859)
3 Apr 10
The Bottom Knocker was the Saggermakers assistant..... Quite a coincidence being served by a 'neighbour' so far from home!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
5 Apr 10
It certainly was and thanks for the BR!
@BarBaraPrz (19420)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Apr 10
I don't have a "local", meaning I don't frequent bars, but I thought I'd share the name of some around here: The Pheasant Plucker The Honest Lawyer Liquid Kitty The Fox and Fiddle
@Wizzywig (7859)
2 Apr 10
Mine have only been my 'local' because they've been close by, not because I went in them regularly..... except the 'Orange Tree' back in the early 70s
@BarBaraPrz (19420)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Apr 10
The nearest one to me used to be called "Docs" and it was a nice place to go, but it was sold a few years back and the new owner made many changes, including getting rid of the pool table (not that I played), getting a DJ, new wait staff, etc. The last time I went, with a girl friend, we were completely ignored by the waitress, who was busily flirting with a table of guys. She saw us come in but kept her back to us. After ten minutes, we left and have never been back.
@Wizzywig (7859)
2 Apr 10
Thats just plain rude! Sadly i think it happens in a lot of places. We went in our closest one about 18months ago when my son was visiting. It was a Tuesday night and there were about 10 customers so no problem at all getting served!
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@coffeegurl (1470)
• United States
3 Apr 10
I can't say I have ever lived near a pub, but I used to live down the street from a well known strip bar. Hmmm, I don't know what I would name a pub. I had thought about owning a club, though. How about the name, "No Exit"?
@Wizzywig (7859)
3 Apr 10
Maybe, after a few pints, the customers wouldn't be sure if they were trying to go in or get out??
• United States
3 Apr 10
LoL!
• Estonia
22 Dec 10
Our bar is called "Piilu baar". In Estonian, Donald the Duck is called "Piilupart Donald", so it seems that "Piilu baar" is a reference to this cartoon character. You can call it something like "Duck's bar".
@Wizzywig (7859)
23 Dec 10
Thank you for responding to this discussion. It is interesting to hear from another part of the world on this. You have taught me my first word in Estonian
@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
23 Apr 10
I live in a big city in the U.S. and while small towns might have bars that act like what you are calling a "local" the closes bar to me is a country/western themed bar called The Rodeo (only thing I like is the horse they have on the front of the building) Its been a few other things in the past. Sneakers for a while - kind of rock and roll-ish. At first it was a place called - City lights or something that failed after a patron was murdered in the parking lot... there are a few other bars around, but since I don't drink (or smoke) I don't go to them never even wanted to own one, there again, because I don't drink or smoke
@Wizzywig (7859)
23 Apr 10
Its been almost 2 years since I went into our 'local'. It was a Tuesday evening and there were about 10 customers... and we were 4 of them! Smoking is banned in our pubs now - which is good for people who want to go for a drink but dont want their clothes smelling of ashtrays - but, of course, not so good for the people who like a smoke with their drink.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
2 Apr 10
our locals, where I hang out is the local VFW - Veterans of Foreign Wars. It is a members only club but I have worked for them for about 12 years, so I get in! heap drinks! Other places are The White Horse, The Working Class, The Green Mill, AF Rays, Cactus Canyon, Merry Go Round, D1cks Tavern, Shortys, and The Adventure. I have no idea what I would call a bar other than Home!
@Wizzywig (7859)
3 Apr 10
I'm sure, if you had one it would be a 'free house' pub!
@qamarep (4450)
• Pakistan
2 Apr 10
i would call mine the friends. because that is name of my favourite show and i like that name
@Wizzywig (7859)
3 Apr 10
Its a good name for a bar since they're good places to socialise with your friends.