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Farfield Inn, Neepsend Lane, Sheffield

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Fairfield Inn, Neepsend Lane, Sheffield


Was this also known as "The Owl' at one point?

Edited by madannie77
corrected spelling mistake in title (blame the newspaper cutting for getting it wrong)

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According to our Pubs A-Z listings, yes it was known as The Owl for a time,

It is The Farfield Inn, not Fairfield

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(image taken from Google Streetview)

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It was apparently known as The Owl when it was listed by English Heritage in 1995.

A very brief history and description can be seen on the Historic England website

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Another case of people messing about with historic pub names, it's original name meant something     ---------      Hunter 1819  

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Memory plays tricks sometimes but I am sure this pub was called The Monkey by the workers at Andrews Toledo across the road. I think I am right in saying that a local "bookmaker" sat inside the door where he could leg it quick if the law came calling. Anyone  else remember that ?

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4 hours ago, ex pat said:

Memory plays tricks sometimes but I am sure this pub was called The Monkey by the workers at Andrews Toledo across the road. I think I am right in saying that a local "bookmaker" sat inside the door where he could leg it quick if the law came calling. Anyone  else remember that ?

The  ( monkey ) Victoria Hotel was on the corner of Parkwood Road.

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Thanks Neddy.   The bookmaker was usually sitting in the Farfield though 'cos I was sent over to him a couple of times by the boss. My one and only win 33 to 1 with a six pence bet.

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On ‎28‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 17:42, neddy said:

The  ( monkey ) Victoria Hotel was on the corner of Parkwood Road.

I worked at Andrews Toledo's in the early 70's and sometimes nipped in the Victoria Hotel,  aka "The Monkey".  Now La Plata Monkey works..

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