Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Non heraldic - heraldic pubs.

On my journey, now undertaken as often as I can, to Tywyn, I always pass a country inn called The Cross Foxes* and I often wonder whether its patrons are aware that the name has an heraldic, and therefore historic, significance. The name, Cross Foxes, refers to the charges in the armorial bearings of Wynnstay and whilst there is absolutely nothing on the facade of this particular inn to hint at its origins, there are, perhaps by way of compensation to us heraldry addicts, quite a few hotels and public houses in and around Wales illustrating the arms of this family.



As I write this note, The Wynnstay Arms Hotel, Heol Maengwyn, Machynlleth, is being advertised for sale by Rightmove. I hope it finds a good owner who will look after it and improve it (and retain the original armorial Inn Sign).





Cross Foxes - Bar Grill Rooms, Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 2SG

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