Pub's Legs

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NUKe
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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby NUKe » 6 Feb 2019, 12:05pm

Cunobelin wrote:As for big Scores.... I remember going to `Ipswich and therein lies a Pub called the "Grand old Duke of York"..... that is 20,000 legs!

Its still there, a lot of Ipswich pubs have disappeared in the last 30 years
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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby reohn2 » 6 Feb 2019, 12:07pm

NUKe wrote:......... a lot of Ipswich pubs have disappeared in the last 30 years

They just didn't have the legs.....



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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby River_rat » 6 Feb 2019, 1:14pm

Regularly play this with SWMBO (Mrs Rat). I once won with "the Roman Legion" on a visit to a friend in Luton (10,000). Then got it again on the way back as we'd swapped drivers!

It's amazing how pleased I felt, particularly as she was crowing about how it would be cancelled out on the return journey, until she realised! :evil:

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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby Mick F » 6 Feb 2019, 3:44pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Giggle!

Nice to hear other people playing this game.
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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby emleyman » 6 Feb 2019, 4:21pm

We used to know it as pub cricket. You scored a run per leg, but lost your wicket if you had a pub with no legs, and the next player was 'in'.

Too many motorways around nowadays though, so you don't see many pubs on most long journeys.

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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby 661-Pete » 6 Feb 2019, 5:32pm

Reminds me of "sermon cricket" which we kids used to play whenever there was a particularly boring speaker delivering a lengthy homily during School assembly. Every time the speaker said "er" or "um" you scored a single; other gestures by the speaker would have the same meaning as a cricket umpire's.

Sixes and wides didn't occur very often, unless the speaker was particularly hyperactive! :lol:
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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby merseymouth » 6 Feb 2019, 5:47pm

Yo all, A defunct pub in Liverpool was "The Legs of Man". Whichever way you threw it a foot went down, unlike the beer prices. MM

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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby Mick F » 6 Feb 2019, 7:05pm

There was a Legs of Man pub down the Little Arcade in Wigan as I remember.
Doubt it's there nowadays, let alone the Little Arcade.

There's the Legs, on the left.
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Here's another shot of it.
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http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/album/photo ... e&offset=0
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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby thirdcrank » 6 Feb 2019, 8:10pm

661-Pete wrote:Reminds me of "sermon cricket" which we kids used to play whenever there was a particularly boring speaker delivering a lengthy homily during School assembly. Every time the speaker said "er" or "um" you scored a single; other gestures by the speaker would have the same meaning as a cricket umpire's.

Sixes and wides didn't occur very often, unless the speaker was particularly hyperactive! :lol:


We had a math's teacher who interspersed every sentence with "then."

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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby brynpoeth » 6 Feb 2019, 8:20pm

Manx Arms
Three legs :wink:
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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby colin54 » 6 Feb 2019, 8:37pm

Three Legs, Leeds, three legs. Do three legs need a thirdcrank ?

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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby PDQ Mobile » 6 Feb 2019, 8:42pm

colin54 wrote:Three Legs, Leeds, three legs. Do three legs need a thirdcrank?


Does he have it TC?
You are a Manxman?

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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby thirdcrank » 6 Feb 2019, 9:13pm

I know where it is but I've never been in and it's one of the few Leeds city centre pubs that I wouldn't associate with a particular clientele. In the context of this thread, it's on a part of the Headrow that hasn't been pedestrianised so you can drive past, which would be all I'd recommend.

While I'm on, pub names with "Arms" obviously don't refer to upper limbs. AFAIK, the tradition of naming some boozers The King's Arms dates from the Civil War and Charles I. His Arms had a lot of legs on there:-
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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby brynpoeth » 7 Feb 2019, 5:42am

Which pubs in Leeds and elsewhere have a particular clientele? How may one identify them?
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Re: Pub's Legs

Postby colin54 » 7 Feb 2019, 9:59am

brynpoeth wrote:Which pubs in Leeds and elsewhere have a particular clientele? How may one identify them?

Trip advisor tells you, read all the reviews towards the foot of the page.
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