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The Joker

Postby cplmarr » Wed 31 Jan, 2018 6:55 am

When I was a student at the poly in the late 80s the Students Union had a list of pubs worth visiting. One was called THE JOKER but we could never find it. We suspected it was a prank entry. Has anyone ever heard of it? It would have been in the Leeds 6 area.
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Re: The Joker

Postby Leodian » Wed 31 Jan, 2018 11:41 am

cplmarr wrote:When I was a student at the poly in the late 80s the Students Union had a list of pubs worth visiting. One was called THE JOKER but we could never find it. We suspected it was a prank entry. Has anyone ever heard of it? It would have been in the Leeds 6 area.


Hi cplmarr :).
I don't know of a Joker but there used to be a pub called the Jester but that if I recall correctly was in north Leeds so probably not the pub you are trying to find out about.
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Re: The Joker

Postby cplmarr » Thu 01 Feb, 2018 5:58 am

Thats the one! We spent hours wandering around trying to find it. That would have been 1986 or 1987. We never found it and assumed by the name it was a joke.
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Re: The Joker

Postby iansmithofotley » Thu 01 Feb, 2018 10:08 am

Hi cplmarr,

You would not find the Jester nowadays as it has been called the Lord Darcy for a number of years.

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Re: The Joker

Postby Steve Jones » Thu 01 Feb, 2018 3:22 pm

I can confirm The Jester existed in the 1980's as I took part in a televised pub quiz show there hosted by Chris Tarrant prior to his hosting "Who Wants to be a Millionaire".I still have a video of the event somewhere at home.
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