Ye Olde Man & Scythe

Ye Olde Man & Scythe

Ye Olde Man & Scythe public house on Churchgate, in Bolton, England was first recorded by name in 1251 making it one of the ten oldest public houses in Britain and the oldest in Bolton. The present form of the name is a pseudoarchaism derived from the Man and Scythe Inn; the name is from the crest of the Pilkington family which consists of a reaper using a scythe, alluding to a tradition about one of the early members of the family.

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