Where have all the colourful signes gone?

  caccy 16:11 19 Nov 2017
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Pub signs used to be artistic,colourful and informative now many just seem to be drab line drawings in two nondescript colours!

I can understand that cost could be one reason but can't think of any other. Is this just a "Home Counties" thing or is it widespread?

  canarieslover 18:18 19 Nov 2017

At the rate that pubs are shutting down I dont blame them for not spending money on the sign.

  Aitchbee 19:36 19 Nov 2017

One large pub in nearby high street, which shut down about 5 years ago, has been reborn as a restaurant called The Steak Inn and a cake shop, What The Fudge! [in garish pink lettering]

Both terrible names with malevolent undertones, I reckon.

  bumpkin 20:36 19 Nov 2017

Aitchbee, you could try googling "The Foul Mouthed (c+3 other letters) for a colouful sign ang language

  Aitchbee 20:56 19 Nov 2017

bumpkin, there's a wee pub in Glesga called The Ubiquitous C*, the smallest in Scotland!

  bumpkin 21:10 19 Nov 2017

" the smallest in Scotland!"

Did you manage to squeeze your head in.

  Aitchbee 21:17 19 Nov 2017

Of course not, bumpkin. It's the Ubiquitous Chip!!

  bumpkin 21:48 19 Nov 2017

Microchip? you said it was small.

  Aitchbee 22:03 19 Nov 2017

Another nearby pub is called The Oasis, 'cos it was once the only pub for miles around in one of the largest [and driest] housing-schemes in Europe. [ie. Castlemilk]

It's still there.

  wee eddie 22:03 19 Nov 2017

While the Ubiquitous Chip is not huge, its reputation is.

I think that it's fair to say that it, and it alone, put Glasgow's Culinary Reputation on the world map.

  Aitchbee 22:08 19 Nov 2017

...It had a luscious Palm Trees sign to attract any lost souls ;o]

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