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Lost Pubs In Grantham, Lincolnshire

Name Year Closed Address

Artichokes Inn

1921 10 Swinegate.

Barley Mow

2003 1 Rycroft Street.

Blue Bell

14 North Street. 

Blue Bull

2015 64 Westgate.

Blue Boar

c1880 2 Westgate.

Blue Boat

1970s 2 Old Wharf Road. 

Blue Cow

1959 63 Castlegate.

Blue Dog

1858 10 Watergate.

Blue Horse

19 London Road.

Blue Horse

17 Westgate.

Blue Lion

1965 5 Market Place.

Blue Man

23 Westgate. 

Brewers Arms

23 Brewery Hill.

Bricklayers Arms

1958 22-23 Watergate.

Builders Arms

36 London Road.

Cherry Tree

172 Harrowby Lane.

Cross Keys

1958 73 New Street.

Cross Swords

1950s Vine Street.

Crown & Anchor

1936 36 Swinegate.

Dolphin Inn

1970s 42 Commercial Road.

Durham Ox

1967 64 Wharf Road.

Foresters Arms

1927 27 Castlegate.

Fox & Hounds

1959 39 Westgate.

Gate House Inn

41 Watergate.

George Hotel

21 High Street.

George Tap

Guildhall Street.


Globe Inn

24 Market Place.

Golden Fleece

29 Wharf Road.

Granby Inn

Market Place.

Guildhall Tavern

1958 34 St Peters Hill.

Hand & Heart

1957 33 Wharf Road.

Hare & Hounds

1955 15 East Street.

Horse & Jockey

1958 43 High Street.

Huntingtower Arms

93 Harlaxton Road.

Joiners Arms

1940 1 London Road.

Layton Arms

1956 2 Railway Terrace.

Malt Shovel

21 Westgate.

Maltsters Arms

20 Malt Hill.

Manners Arms

London Road.

Masons Arms

1909 30 Wharf Road.

Musicians Arms

1937 13 Wharf Road.

Nags Head

1 Wharf Road.

Oddfellows Arms

1976 35 North Parade.

Peacock Inn

1937 3 Welby Street.

Plough Inn

1958 48 Welby Street.

Railway Inn

1 Queen Street.


1956 51 London Road.

Red Lion

23 High Street.

Rose & Crown

2 Swinegate.

Rose Castle

2014 Trent Road.

Royal Oak

Butchers Row.

Shepherd & Dog

1937 71 Westgate.

Sir Isaac Newton

Harlaxton Road.

Sir Isaac Newton

1927 Wharf Road.

Spotted Cow

95 London Road.

Spread Eagle

4 Fletcher Street.

Springfield Arms

Springfield Road.

Star & Garter

1932 13 Castlegate.

Sun Inn

1958 7 Brownlow Street.

Telegraph Inn

31 London Road.

Three Tuns

37 Norton Street.

Victoria Tavern

33 Rycroft Street.

Waggon & Horses

36 Manthorpe Road.

Welby Arms

1958 16 Welby Street.


1936 33 High Street.

White Hart

48 High Street.

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The area has had, in its history, pubs named the Blue Pig, the Blue Lion, the Blue Horse, the Blue Dog, the Blue Bull, the Blue Cow, the Blue Ram, the Blue Sheep, the Blue Lamb, and (a single human amongst the animals) the Blue Man. (There is also a small street, Blue Gate.) The Blue Bull, Cow, Dog, and Fox are/were all in Colsterworth, which was part of Grantham soke when it was enclosed in 18051808. The Blue Pig, Ram, and Man are/were in Grantham proper.
These names have their roots in a 19th-century political rivalry over the membership of Parliament for the constituency of Grantham, between the Manners family (the Duke of Rutland from Belvoir Castle) and the Brownlow family (from Belton House). Pubs in the constituency declared political allegiances, and acted as gathering places for supporters of political factions. Where a person drank declared that person's political views.
The Manners family were Whigs and chose blue as their colour. They bought several pubs and inns in the constituency, and added "blue" to their names.[6] People could drink "blue ale" in the "blue" pubs, which was an inducement to vote for Whig candidates in the parliamentary elections.
Grantham also once had a Manners Arms, named after William Manners, Baronet, which no longer exists. The Huntingtower Arms in Grantham was also named after him. No pub was named after his son Frederick Tollemache, Liberal member of Parliament for the constituency, by the Manners family, although a statue to him exists in Grantham town. However, in the 20th century the building of the defunct Co-operative department store in the town (in St Catherine's Road) was taken over by the Wetherspoons franchise and turned into a public house, The Tollemache.
Source: Wikipedia