Portishead pub name causes Streetlife debate
PUBLISHED: 06:33 05 July 2015
Social media site Streetlife has been busy this week with contributors discussing the future name of Wetherspoons' pub in Portishead.
Work has started on site to create a new pub restaurant as well as two retail units off Harbour Road.
Loc8 Developments is carrying out the £4million project, which is the same firm that built the town’s Lidl, Travelodge and Subway, which this latest scheme will sit next to.
Wetherspoons has a reputation for giving its pubs a local connection – with Nailsea’s The Glass Maker a prime example.
Therefore Streetlife users have come up with their own suggestions as to what the new Portishead pub could, or should, be called.
Philip B started the thread by saying: “As regular users of the pub chain will know, it is very keen to incorporate aspects of local history into its pub names.
“So I keep suggesting either The Fred E Weatherly or The Power and the Phosphorus.”
John C replied by saying: “I tried with Hall & Woodhouse, so will try again. I would like to see something nautical, perhaps Formidable would give them something to work with.”
The Formidable got a positive reception on Streetlife but the final suggestion came from Ken B who suggested The Parish Wharf as a potential name.
Only time will tell if Wetherspoons is inspired by the suggestions and will plump for a name reflecting Portishead’s past.