Scarborough Taps

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Postby Festwerfer » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:33 pm

Ok I'm probably going to get abuse for not knowing this but its a topic of conversation at work at the moment and nobody has the answer. Why the Taps when it says Scarborough Hotel outside. I'm pretty sure I have heard the answer to this somewhere and no doubt it has been on here before but please do tell.
    
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Postby tyke bhoy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:40 pm

No expert mesen but probably to do wi' tap room

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Postby Festwerfer » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:42 pm

Yea I said that at work but its gnawing away at me that I have heard the answer to this somewhere and it has some history behind it I just cant recall what.
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Postby tyke bhoy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:48 pm

certainly nothing to do with being a brewery tap unless I am very much mistaken

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Postby Hats Off » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:15 pm

A bit pedantic of me but the pub is actually called the Scarbrough Hotel after former landlord Henry Scarbrough (landlord from 1823-47.) Most people spell it as Scarborough as in the east coast town, so maybe we see the pub sign without actually looking at it (if you get what I mean.) As for the 'Taps', I ain't got a clue.
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Postby buffaloskinner » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:40 pm

More useless info:::::

This historic pub, close to Leeds train station, stands on the site where, in former days, there was a moated Medieval manor house.

From its roots as a Medieval manor house, the building that houses the Scarbrough Hotel has had many occupants, including Christopher Wilson, the Bishop of Bristol.

Henry Scarbrough took the property in 1826, which became the Kings Arms - an extensive hotel patronised by many distinguished guests and visitors to the town. The hotel prospered until about 1863 when the railway viaduct and Queens Hotel were built nearby.

This was the end for the hotel, but the beginning of a great connection with the Music Hall - the Kings Arms gained fame when taken over in the late 1890s by Fred Wood, who also owned the Leeds City Varieties. Fred Wood established the Scarbrough Hotel Public House, named after Henry Scarbrough, in place of the Kings Arms.

At that time, the Scarbrough boasted a large concert hall and Fred Wood organised and held talent nights there. Any act showing promise was put on at the City Varieties.

There is a tiled faience at ground floor. Raised tiled lettering, green on gold: 'IND, COOPE'S BURTON ALES'. On the parapet at roof level in raised stone: 'IND, COOPE'S ALES'

Is this the end of the story ...
or the beginning of a legend?
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Postby Hollywood » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:34 am

I posted something about the Scarborough in a previous thred...with a few shots of the place. It did get me wondering aswell about the "taps" moniker.

There is also the Headingley Taps, strangely enough in Headingley!
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Postby Hollywood » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:36 am

The Blue plaque of the taps...
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Postby Hollywood » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:38 am

The well known pub sign of the Scarborough Taps
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Postby drapesy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:57 am

The Headingley Taps is a modern invention though - 1980s- and the name is a pun on the fact that the building once belonged to Leeds City Water Works.

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