Why the 'City' in the City of Mabgate Inn name?

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Leodian
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Why the 'City' in the City of Mabgate Inn name?

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I wonder if anyone knows why the 'City' is in the City of Mabgate Inn name? I've done some searching but have not readily found anything relevant. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Why the 'City' in the City of Mabgate Inn name?

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Probably the same reason that most other public houses get their name, its location and a touch of grandeur to attract customers.
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Re: Why the 'City' in the City of Mabgate Inn name?

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buffaloskinner wrote:
Sun 30 Aug, 2020 12:21 pm
Probably the same reason that most other public houses get their name, its location and a touch of grandeur to attract customers.
Thanks buffaloskinner :). That does seem to be a likely explanation.
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Re: Why the 'City' in the City of Mabgate Inn name?

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The City of Mabgate public house was closed down and converted into flats approx 12 years ago or so

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Re: Why the 'City' in the City of Mabgate Inn name?

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Thought to look up earlier referencies. In 1854 it was The City Inn, Mabgate

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But by 1857 it is The City of Mabgate Inn, Mabgate

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