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Monday, 13 February 2017

Clerkenwell pubs



I could only find one other pub in Britain with this unusual name. I have found it impossible to discover the origin of the name. The only possible explanation I read was that a landlord may have moved from one pub to another taking the name from his first pub and adding it to the second. Moving from the Fox to the Anchor.























The Bleeding Heart pub was named after the broken heart of the Virgin Mary after the Crucifixion of he son Jesus Christ.





 Another Clerkenwell pub is named after the Priory of St John of Jerusalem founded in 1140. The tavern dates back to the 14th Cent and has occupied different sites in the area. This current building was originally a merchant's house and then a watch and clock workshop. The present shop front dates to the early 19th Cent.


It has a small and intimate interior.


21 comments:

  1. The Bleeding Heart Pub looks like a jolly place considering the title. That's what my dad called liberals, haha.

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  2. What a wonderful variety of pubs and delightful photography ~ fun ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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  3. You're making me want to find somewhere for a pint of Guinness. :-)

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  4. How was the pub fare there in all those stops?

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  5. I enjoyed the variety of architecture. Wonderful pics.

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  6. Some interesting names there. I guess you have?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Old-Dog-Duck-Secret-Meanings-Pub-Names/0141043431

    More research may be needed at the bar!

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  7. I'd follow you to a pub ... uh...but they might not serve the light beer this American prefers.

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  8. These pub names are wonderful. You have picked out some good ones here with interesting history too.

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  9. I like the name and the sign on the pub!

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  10. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones. We are enjoying this special day in Arkansas at our special little cabin on the mountain!

    Interesting names for the pubs..... Lots of history there for sure.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  11. The pubs have very interesting names with cool histories.

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  12. Bleeding heart what a name ! You went Pub hunting, as I did in the past when I did my drawings inside ?

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  13. It is sad that so many of this old historic pubs have been lost of over the years to be replaced bu chains that have no 'soul'

    Mollyx

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  14. I love all the details on the Fox and Anchor. Clever how they combined the two things for their sign. It looks like you might have had a welcome sit-down at the Jerusalem Tavern after shopping.

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  15. These pubs are very beautiful! I like to research the origin of names, phrases and words. The stories behind them are interesting. #OurWorldTuesday

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  16. Hello, looks like a fun pub tour. I like all the names. Have a happy day and weekend!

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  17. How fun! I especially like that fox. This is a great theme for a post!

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  18. On this side of the pond, I would never wish I could visit every tavern or bar (I'd just as soon skip most of them).... but in London, I wanted to visit every pub and I saved a list of the names of the few we did have time to visit. I guess I have to add that we are getting a lot of microbreweries and brewpubs in Oregon these days and even a few here in Florida. Those are almost as much fun.

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