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Tuesday, 26 February 2013

ABC Wednesday: Guzzlin Goose

Today's post for ABC Wednesday is G for "Guzzlin Goose" and shows the pub of that name on Bentinck Street.

The Guzzlin Goose pub is not, in my opinion, one of Ashton's better-looking buildings, although it looks very smart after its recent re-paint, which has emphasised its simple design typical of a lot of 1960s architecture.

The pub was previously called the Happy Shepherd and was originally opened in 1861. It was re-built on the same site in the 1960s when the area between Katherine Street and Brook Street was being re-developed. For most of its life it had been a beerhouse (licensed to sell beers but not wines and spirits) and only received a full licence in 1966.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Guzzlin Goose" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "G" posts from around the world please follow this link.


  1. looks unbalanced, but functional
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. It's been repainted! Last time I passed by it I thought it was on the verge of closing down.

  3. Great name for a pub. I agree -- not an especially good looking building.

  4. Very interesting name for a pub!

    Gums and Gummies
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.

  5. That design could stand in for all pubs of that era that were put up amongst new estates. Nice paint job.

  6. wow, that building goes a long way back. i like the design, simple and the white stands out against the blue sky

  7. Looks nice since the paint job.
    Had a few pints when it was the Happy Shepherd


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