Sticklers for good grammar may need a stiff drink after they see Leeds city centre’s newest pub sign.
Work is nearly complete on the refurbishment of the old Wellington pub ahead of its reopening this Friday. (Oct 26)
But sharp-eyed passers-by yesterday noticed the makeover had been marred by two misplaced apostrophes in a sign that says the pub will be selling “tea’s” and “coffee’s”.
Lewis Cuddy, owner of the pub, which is being renamed The Central, said: “We’re getting it changed – there wasn’t even any mention of teas and coffees in the text that we asked for!”
The Wellington Street pub was originally called The Central Station, due to its location outside the old Leeds Central railway station.
Its name was abbreviated to The Central after the station closed in 1967.
The pub later changed its name again to Scruffy Murphy’s before becoming The Wellington.
It was at one point a favoured watering hole for Yorkshire Evening Post journalists and was also the birthplace of the Leeds branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) in 1974.
The pub’s reopening has been welcomed by Leeds Camra chairman John Rowe.
Speaking to the YEP last month, he said: “I’m pleased to hear that it will be renamed The Central, it brings back something that was very traditional.”