Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 18th March, 2023)
Looks a nice pub. Didn't it used to be called by a different name?
It is a really nice pub. Been in a few times.
It was originally the Black Horse Irene
Yes it did Irene, The Black Horse, and i believe the people who renamed it, misnamed it. It is nowhere near the Lychgate which is on Rectory Lane, the pub stands next to The Peace Gate at St Wilfrid's church and i'm sure they assumed that The Peace Gate was The Lychgate.
I may be wrong about this, Irene, but I think it was called the Black Horse at one time, not to get confused with the Black Horse at Almond Brook.
That name Lychgate actually means Corpsegate.
Thankyou everyone. I just couldn't think what its original name was.
I remember going in a Restaurant years ago for meals but I think it was the Black Horse at Almond Brook. We went there many times. Just flashed back to me in an instant… I had forgotten all about it.
Would somebody tell the pub to tell its customers there is a large car park at the rear and they might stop using the church car park when there is an event in the parish hall or church.
I think, a competition was held in the 1980's (circa 1988) to rename the pub and a young woman won. I cannot remember the reason for the change of name, but it was changed from the Black Horse to The Lychgate.
Is it not now named the Lychgate Tavern?
Additionally, I think that it was once named the Black Horse Hotel.
There was a competition to rename the pub to coincide with a total refurbishment that was underway. My mate Terry and his then girlfriend submitted the Lychgate Tavern knowing fullwell where the Lychgate was as the Peacegates Arms didn't have the same ring. Jimmy Cragg, the landlord at the time presided over the competition and Lychgate it was. I submitted the Standish Arms, which later ironically became the White Duck's new name after the Bears Paw was dropped. We spent a lot of time in the Black Horse/ Lychgate and I still go in occasionally. Did a lot of growing up in there.
Ian, the name changed at the change of ownership of breweries.
"It is nowhere near the Lychgate which is on Rectory Lane, the pub stands next to The Peace Gate at St Wilfrid's church and i'm sure they assumed that The Peace Gate was The Lychgate."
Roy, although there might be another one round the corner, it is a Lychgate, referred to by the church (and engraved on the foundation stone) as "the Memorial Gate". Whatever it's title, it is a Lychgate, so they "assumed" correctly and the pub is correctly named.
It stands next to the Parish Hall and Car Park Gate.
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John Noakes, you are missing the point. The Peace Gate may be A lychgate according to ecclesiastical law, but, as far as Standish is concerned, THE Lychgate is on Rectory Lane and the imposing one in the market place is the Peace Gate. So Roy is correct.
Miss GB , Wendy George . Best looking landlady of all time. .
Look closely at the pub sign on the photo in the picture . It is clearly of the Lychgate on Rectory Lane .
Since no funerals enter by THE lych gate - the Peace Gate serves the function every time there's a funeral at St Wilfrid's. QED.
Jean - simplest thing would be for St Wilf's to put a notice by their car park pointing the way to the pub's car park....
It is a Lychgate, referred to by the church (and engraved on the foundation stone) as "the Memorial Gate".
an' "peace gate" is easier fot say than "memorial gate" forrus backward villagers.