Tameside Pub Names and Meanings: Top Beer

A selection of pub names throughout the Tameside area

The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn, Stalybridge
Stalybridge is home to both the shortest and the longest pub names in the world. Seen here is The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn on Astley Street.

In an age where ‘For Sale’ or ‘To Let’ is fast becoming the UK’s most popular pub name, there is still a number of public houses named after local names. For every Red Lion, The Railway and The Albion, there’s a Tollemache or a Dysarts Arms in our borough. Persons new to Tameside may be less familiar with our borough’s more esoteric names. Not only the distinct, but also where the generic refers to a distinct part of the area.

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A Call on the Fylde: The Shard Riverside Hotel

Inside a real gem on the banks of the River Wyre

Shard Bridge at dusk, Hambleton/Poulton-le-Fylde
The Shard Bridge at dusk, viewed from the outdoor seating area of the Shard Riverside Hotel, Hambleton, Lancashire.

I don’t leave the house as often as I should, for reasons besides work or following The Mighty Stalybridge Celtic®, but this time last week I had good reason. A very good reason as to why East of the M60 was quiet. Continue reading “A Call on the Fylde: The Shard Riverside Hotel”