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Posted: Sat 29 Mar, 2014 12:17 pm
by Seacrofter
Ah The General Elliot, still going strong and still a Sam Smiths pub! Love nipping in for a few cheap and cheerful pints of Sovereign!

Posted: Sat 29 Mar, 2014 2:51 pm
by j.c.d.
When i was courting my first wife in the 1950s we used to go in the Elliot upstairs at lunchtime, very snug and cosy up there in those days. ( with hindesight i should hve left her there )

Posted: Sat 29 Mar, 2014 7:03 pm
by Steve266
No General Elliot pub in Gib but there is an Elliot hotel

Posted: Sat 29 Mar, 2014 7:35 pm
by Steve Jones
I'm pretty certain the general was a hero of the Crimean War ,a topical subject at the moment!

Posted: Sat 29 Mar, 2014 7:38 pm
by cnosni
Steve Jones wrote:
I'm pretty certain the general was a hero of the Crimean War ,a topical subject at the moment!

Read earlier posts Steve, he was around in the Georgeian era, not Victorian Regular Smiley

Posted: Mon 31 Mar, 2014 7:58 pm
by Steve Jones
cnosni wrote:
Steve Jones wrote:
I'm pretty certain the general was a hero of the Crimean War ,a topical subject at the moment!

Read earlier posts Steve, he was around in the Georgian era, not Victorian Regular Smiley

yeah ,my fault.I confused him with General Campbell.There are quite a few other General Elliott pubs about when you Google it.

Posted: Wed 11 Jun, 2014 7:38 pm
by Leodian
I've noticed that the pub uses 'Eliott' as its name on a sign and on one window, but on 2 windows it uses 'Elliot'. I thought it may have been mentioned before in this thread and have found that it has. I'm curious though to know if anyone knows if the differing spelling is an accidental error or perhaps deliberate to get the pub publicity at some stage in the past? I also wonder how long the differing spelling has been there?

Posted: Fri 13 Jun, 2014 10:05 am
by BLAKEY
A friend of mine, sadly deceased a few years ago, frequented most of the City centre pubs for many many years to the exclusion of any other leisure activity, and his behaviour could become more raucous and abusive with each pint of the golden nectar.
Another friend told me one day that A had definitely reached the bottom of the downward spiral by being "Scratched" (barred) from the Elliot !!" SadRegular Smiley    

Re: LS1 General Elliot

Posted: Fri 31 Mar, 2017 7:37 pm
by Leodian
Passing by the General Elliot/Eliott pub today (March 31 2017) I noticed it is closed for refurbishment. I've never been in it so I wonder, as it is a very old pub, if there are any very old features still there?

Perhaps the refurbishment will result in a change to the differing spellings of the name on the windows, though I suspect not.

Re: LS1 General Elliot

Posted: Sat 01 Apr, 2017 10:10 am
by volvojack
In the late 1950s when i was courting my future wife we usd to meet every lunchtime and go upstairs in the Elliot, we wer always the only ones and although it was quite nice it looked as though it was not used very often. We would never have gone downstairs as in those days City Centre pubs were always busy at Lunchtimes and the clientele wa quite varied.
As for its age i would think it was a very old pub judging by its decor etc. in those days.





P.S. Just scrolling back through previous pages and notice that in 2014 i posted a similar one to this , in that i mentioned that the girl was now my Ex. Wife, Thank Goodness.