This is a popular pub name throughout the country and a variety of explanations are given for it. In the case of this one, in Hackins Hey, Liverpool, it would appear to be because the pub is set down a narrow alleyway (Hackins Hey) off the man thoroughfare (Dale Street).
Note the barber's pole on the left of the street.
The blue sign higher up on the right belongs to another pub - Jupiters, a gay bar. I'm not sure of the origin of the name but the adjectival form of Jupiter is jovial which means merry or happy, moods ascribed to Jupiter's astrological influence, and, of course, to the intake of alcohol. The fact that merry is a synonym for gay is probably coincidental.
Somehow, ye green wheelie bins don't quite fit in with ye scene!
(This scheduled pst would have been re-scheduled if I had realised it was there - there are more important things going on in my life at the moment!)
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