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mandoleer Folklore: Odd pub names (412* d) RE: Folklore: Odd pub names 20 Mar 05

The UpSteps in Birkdale, Southport was originally Bankfield House, but as you have to go up steps to get in (very unusual in Southport pubs!) the name stuck and has officially been changed. The Guest House is a bit odd as a pub name, and Southport also has The Cheshire Lines (despite having been in Lancashire - now Merseyside) because it was near a terminus of the aforesaid railway. The Eureka in Ormskirk is in Halsall Lane, and so far as I know, Ormskirk still has the unique Snig's Foot (a snig being a grass snake). Liverpool has The Flat House, and The Paraffin Oil Store, apart from The Roscoe Head and Doctor Duncan's. Liverpool also has a modern pub called the Cockwell, which for the first part of its existence had the word Inn after it's name. For some reason it was changed... Further afield, just outside Drybrook in the Forest of Dean there is The Wonky Donkey.

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