PUB INSISTS NAME CHANGE DUE TO WEDDING LICENSE BID NOT VEGANS

The Heworth Inn, formerly The Shoulder of Mutton, has hit back at reports that it’s changing its name in order to attract more vegetarians and vegans.

The pub has been called The Shoulder of Mutton since the 1950s, however the proprietors insist that they are respecting the building’s history.

“We have taken into account the area’s and the building’s heritage and have consulted various conservation bodies in the area and received warm feedback and support for the new name,” landlady Leah Stannard told The York Press. 

Responding to headlines which suggest the name change was a bid to attract meat-free customers, the pub stated on Facebook: “We are actually changing the name to The Heworth Inn as we are applying for a wedding license for 2019 and we can’t imagine a bride wanting to get married at ‘The Shoulder Of Mutton!’”

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