Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Pub-A-Day : The Albert Hotel, Huddersfield


It is a while since I shared a page from my Pub-A-Day Calendar. Today's pub has provided many a welcome break from shopping. Not sure where the "Est 1777" claim comes from - the Albert would have been an odd name for a hotel in the eighteenth century and the current building is clearly of Victorian origin. 

8 comments:

  1. It looks very charming!

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  2. It is a marvelous old building. Our copies of Victorian were done in wood and they didn't last long but this stone building will keep up its appearance for a very long time.

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  3. What a great-looking old place!

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  4. They obviously didn't expect a 'picky' drinker when they claimed the date.

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  5. Anonymous9:41 PM

    1777 does sound a bit dodgy. But then the chances of there being a drinking-hole on a street corner there in the 18th century are probably quite high. And the possibility of it changing its name to The Albert in Victorian times, I suppose, is quite high, too.

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  6. I like your pub series, but it always makes me hanker for a good pint. The explanation from sackerson is plausible - unless 1777 means 17 minutes past 6pm...

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    1. 1777 I believe refers to the registered trade mark of Bass beer (the red triangle trade mark is the oldest in the world)

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  7. I like those 'corner-shop-type' doors. Maybe folks used to stand around on that corner drinking long before Victoria married Albert.

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