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Pub Names Comp: Win No Grow / No Waste Seed

October 18, 2016

To be in with a chance of winning a 12.55kg bag of no grow, no waste seed mix worth £17.99, all you need to do is give us your top three bird-related pub names (real pubs, not made up). Please make sure you place your entries before Friday 21st October at midnight. A photo of the pub might even give you an edge of the competition!

All you have to do is write your three best pub names in the comments section below, along with your name and email address.

Good Luck!

To enter the competition, simply list your top 3 bird-related pubs. The competition closes at midnight (for any night owls out there!) on Friday 21st October. Garden Wildlife Direct reserves the right to remove any answers deemed inappropriate or offensive. Entrants must reside within UK mainland. Good luck!

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  1. The Starling Cloud, Aberystwyth. (celebrating the murmuration of Starlings that occurs on winter evenings over the pier)

    The Aylesbury Duck, nr Prices Risborough. (the sign shows the typical white Aylesbury duck)

    The Mallard, Essendine,Rutland (the sign shows Sir Nigel Gresley’s famous record-breaking A4 locomotive, for it was on Essendine bank that the highest speed for a
    steam-hauled train was achieved.

  2. The Blackbirds (Parliament Square, Hertford)

    The Dog And Partridge (nr Mildenhall, Suffolk)

    The Black Swan (Swanage, Dorset)

  3. These 3 excellent pubs are all in Norfolk.

    The Ostrich at Castle Acre
    The Dappling Duck at Great Massingham
    The Three Swallows at Cley next the sea.

  4. The Swan Inn, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex
    Bird in the Hand, Earls Colne, Essex
    The Swallows Return, Worthing, East Sussex

  5. 1) The Flying Emu
    2) The Duck and Snipe or the Snipe and Duck (perhaps depending on which of a gun you are?)
    3) Eider One’ll Doo (name for a pub next door to another one. A Doo is name for a Dove or pigeon in Scotland)

  6. The Merlin, a pub in Crewe. It used to have a lovely Merlin bird of prey on the pub sign, now it’s Merlin the Magician! In fact it was named after the Merlin aeroengine made at the Rolls Royce factory down tbe road for the Spitfire.
    The Stork Hotel in Simonstone. The pub sign has a stork with a baby safely delivered.
    The Spread Eagle in Stourhead. This brings back memories of a very happy holiday there.

  7. The Three Pigeons Inn – Southam Road, Banbury Oxfordshire

    The Kingfisher, Chertsey Bridge Road, Chertsey

    The Fox & Goose, Wigley , Chesterfield

  8. 1 Canary And Linnet Inn
    On the A47 between Kings Lynn and Norwich.Still running.
    2 Ferret And Falcon Inn
    Closed down now.
    3 Avocet And Angler Inn
    Also closed down now.

  9. 1. The Pheasant, Bassenthwaite, Cumbria
    2. The Drunken Duck, Ambleside, Cumbria
    3. The Cosy Dove, Newcastle upon Tyne

  10. They titles sound a bit boring but, these are our locals and, they’re all top in the Good Pub Guide.


  11. Bird I’Th Hand (pub in next town over – always loved the name), Eagle and Child (local pub now turned into flats) and Peacock (Liverpool)

  12. No 1…The Eagle, Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, London

    No 2…The Bullfinch, Sevenoaks, Kent

    No.3…The Blackbird, Earls Court, SW5

  13. The Three Cranes at Turvey in Bedfordshire/The Golden Pheasant at Plumley in Cheshire/The Redstart at Harming Heath in Maidstone!

  14. My three pub names are: –

    #1 – “THE TIDLEY TIT”

  15. My top three bird pub names have a quacking theme –
    The Black Swan near RAF Coningsby (affectionately known as The Mucky Duck)
    The Ruddy Duck and
    The Drunken Duck

  16. Here are three from my home area in North and East Yorkshire.

    The Moorcock, Langdale End
    The Black Swan, Wetwang
    The Dotterell, Reighton

  17. No. 1: The Cuckoo, Landford, Hampshire. Wonderful unspoilt 17th C. pub on the edge of the New Forest – selling a great selection of real ales and ciders straight form the barrel. Traditional pub games available and two petanque pitches! In the Good Pub Guide.
    No. 2: The Brace of Pheasants, Plush, Dorset. Dorset Dining Pub of the Year. Renowned for food as well as fine wines and beers. Set in the heart of the most picturesque of counties Dorset.
    No. 3: The Pheasant, Kielder, Nothumberland. Recently spent a week holiday in the north and found this treasure. A warming fire after a day’s bird and squirrel watching! Warm welcome form the Nothumbrian locals set in the heart of the vast expanse of the Northumberland countryside.

  18. My vote goes to these three birds:

    The Falcon, The Kingfisher and The Swan are all lovely birds names.

    The Falcon – The fastest animal alive.
    The Kingfisher – One of Britains most brightly coloured and interesting birds.
    The Swan – A graceful bird that would win any beauty contest.


  20. May I give you three bird names for a pub.
    1) The dirty duck.
    2) The pink flamingo.
    3) The owl and the pussy cat.