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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Next Stop on the Pub (Art) Crawl: England's Old Smithy Pub

by Fran Jurga | 24 October 2009 | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog

Old Smithy, originally uploaded by ronclark5329.

Here's the second stop on our tour of the great pub signs of the world that honor the horse's hoof and its culture and craft. I don't know where The Old Smithy is, but perhaps one of the blog's readers from the British Isles will fill me in.

Thanks again to Mr. Ron Clark, the expert and tireless photographer of interesting pub sign art, for capturing another beautiful sign to share with us.

I thought this image was just stunning and if I was driving down the road and saw this hanging from a building I'd probably smash into something (although I usually do that anyway when I drive in Britain).

I think the artist was pretty creative on this one: what do you see in this picture that you probably wouldn't see in real life...on either side of the Atlantic? Click on the word "Comments" below and type in your answers.


Billy Bishop said...

My guess is that the horse has no halter.

Stephanie Abbott said...

No halter? Not for me, thanks!

Anonymous said...

no halter! awfully close to the forge?

Anonymous said...

I worked at a pub in Church Lawford in Rugby with this exact sign ... as a horse owner the no head collar bit and the colour of the horse really bugged me!