A pub has scrapped its long standing name ‘Shoulder of Mutton’ in a bid to attract more vegans and vegetarians to dine there.
The city centre pub in Heworth Green, York, has boasted the title for over half a century, but was recently renamed ‘Heworth Inn’ after a new landlady took over.
Leah Stannard, the pub’s landlady, has been criticised by locals for offering a new menu with a third of all dishes being suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
One person said: “Shame something like the name of a traditional pub has to change just because somebody doesn’t agree with it. There are a lot of things I do not agree with but won’t get changed, so things like a name of a pub with a non-discriminatory name should be left alone.”