Ape and Apple – 28 John Dalton Street - Manchester
Posted by: dtrebilc
N 53° 28.833 W 002° 14.779
30U E 550015 N 5925994
Quick Description: This sign of an ape sitting on a barrel with an apple in its hand is on a pub that evolved from a bank in 1997.
Location: Northwest England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/19/2012 12:06:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMDRJY
This pub is owned by Joseph Holt a local brewery based in Manchester, and has a free comedy club on Wednesday nights.
I’ve only been able to find one website with information about how the pub got its name. It implies that it is a pun on evolution and the ape has eaten the forbidden fruit and evolved to invent beer.
The web site also states that the name is just a made up one and it’s not clear whether the evolution idea is just the author’s fevered imagination or he knows for a fact that it’s true. It’s a nice idea though.
The brewery has been family run since 1849 and most of their approximately 100 pubs have traditional names. However there is another nearby one called The Old Monkey. This was a purpose built building in 1993 so perhaps they chose unusual names for newly acquired pubs.
Date of current sign: 1/1/1997
Date of first pub on site: 1/1/1997
Name of Artist: Not listed
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