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eesti7
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Sep 5, 2017, 4:39 PM

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Last Thursday the Sir Alf Ramsay pub in Tunbridge Wells closed for good. It will soon be demolished and replaced by houses. Judging by the architecture I think it was built in the 1970s.

It got me wondering if there are any other pubs -past or present - that have been named after footballers or managers?


Leyther_Matt
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Sep 5, 2017, 4:44 PM

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Last Thursday the Sir Alf Ramsay pub in Tunbridge Wells closed for good. It will soon be demolished and replaced by houses. Judging by the architecture I think it was built in the 1970s.

It got me wondering if there are any other pubs -past or present - that have been named after footballers or managers?

Does The Lion of Vienna on Chorley New Road in Bolton count?




eesti7
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Sep 5, 2017, 5:00 PM

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Nice one! That's close enough.


Ropemaker
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Sep 5, 2017, 5:37 PM

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There used to be a Duncan Edwards pub in Dudley

https://duncan-edwards.co.uk/duncan-edwards-pub/



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paulh66
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Sep 5, 2017, 5:45 PM

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Over stretching here but maybe worth a mention.... there's a Shankly Hotel (and bar) in Liverpool, which will soon have competition across the road from a new Dixie Dean Hotel/bar.

Going a little further off topic, but unlikely to deviate much further, is the Cheddar Ales brew, Gorge Best. Tried it in a pub near Bristol and most punters who bought it, myself included, inadvertently asked for a pint of George Best! Barman said it happens all the time.


PaulC
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Sep 5, 2017, 5:56 PM

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Jim Baxter's





oxpete
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Sep 6, 2017, 12:38 PM

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There is a pub just up from the football ground in Alton called 'The Gentleman Jim', which is named after ex-Portsmouth captain and manager and England international Jimmy Dickinson, who was born and lived in the town.

Dickinson played for Pompey during their Championship-winning seasons of 1948~49 and 1949~50, and also played in England's infamous 0-1 defeat against the USA in the 1950 World Cup. He was then manager of Pompey from 1977 to 1979, taking the side down into the fourth division for the first time in their history, but then turning things around. However, with promotion back up looking a strong possibility in the spring of 1979, he suffered a heart attack in the changing-rooms at Oakwell after a match v. Barnsley and never properly recovered. I can remember being at the first home match after he died in November 1982 for the two minutes silence before a match v. Hereford United. He is buried in the cemetery in Alton.





coops
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Sep 6, 2017, 12:56 PM

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There's a pub named after Billy Wright in Wolverhampton. Can't tell you how good it is as I have never been in it, mainly because on the rare occasions I venture into Wolvo I tend not to stray far from The Great Western, The Lych Gate and The Posada.


mick
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Sep 7, 2017, 12:00 AM

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The Sir Tom Finney in Penwortham https://whatpub.com/...om-finney-penwortham


PaulC
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Sep 11, 2017, 9:13 AM

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After retiring from football in 1974 Alex Ferguson bought a pub which he imaginatively renamed 'Fergie's".




willesden
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Sep 11, 2017, 9:46 AM

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The Herbert Chapman at 274 Holloway Rd in London seems to have closed.

 
 


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