This pub in Liverpool's Dale Street was a bit of a mystery to me. I looked in my various pub name books and could not find any explanation of the name. There are plenty of pubs named after ships in Liverpool - well, there would be wouldn't there. And the city has a cathedral and therefore a bishop and therefore a mitre. But what on earth was the connection?
(Note the mitre on the wall above the sign)
The explanation turned out to be quite simple. The name was a composite of the pub's two previous names - The Flagship and The Mitre. Before the pub was built, around 1935, the site was home to a coach-house and reference to this can be seen in the foyer as you enter the building.