Friday, 26 August 2011

Pub Sign in Skipton

This quirky pub sign caught my eye in Skipton.

The name “Cock & Bottle” was once quite a common name for public houses and is believed to refer to the availability of liquor in draught or bottled form; the “cock” being the name for the tap in the front of a barrel.
The actual date of building of The Cock & Bottle in Skipton is, as yet, unknown to us, although there has been a building on the site from the late 17th Century and it would certainly have been in existence at the time of the building of the Leeds – Liverpool Canal through Skipton.

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