Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Red, not rampant


With foundations going back to 13th century, the Red Lion on Merchant Gate claims to be York's oldest inn. A walk of less than five minutes from the city centre, providing you can resist the shop windows on the way, will bring you to this timber-framed hostelry which was the highwayman Dick Turpin's local before he was caught and hanged. 

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  1. pretty flowers for his grave then

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  2. I'm so ignorant that my only knowledge of Dick Turpin is that he was the subject of a Royal Doulton mug.

    Thanks for your comment on "L." I had some trepidation about this posting precisely because of the negative connotation to the word. And there's a lot of local political controversy about the high number of liquor stores in low income areas. Finally I decided to let the chips fall where they may. So far so good.

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  3. Very charming and lovely to see!

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  4. A pub, a café and an inn in one week. Sounds like someone's on a vacation. Or would like to be on one. :P

    Love the hanging flowers on all three.

    And about "peat" — it's a sports term for "years/seasons in a row." I take it you're not much of a sports fan either? I only learned the term last year myself.

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