Pub’s ‘Shoulder of Mutton’ name gets the chop to attract more vegans

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.”

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York pub changes name from Shoulder of Mutton because it might put vegetarians off

The pub in Heworth Green, York, has been called the Shoulder of Mutton since at least the 1950s, but it has now been renamed The Heworth Inn.

When a man queried the decision on Facebook, saying there had been “uproar” when another York pub had changed its name, landlady Leah Stannard replied saying she appreciated his concern but “when trying to market a business to a tourist hotel market, it has been shown that the name the Shoulder of Mutton isn’t perceived particularly well”.

She added: “Also, as we are going to have a really keen focus on vegetarian and vegan cuisine, we think it is a tasteful, sympathetic and reasonable decision.”

She told The York Press that the pub had been “tired” and she felt the high level of investment she was making meant making a statement of change.

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Mutton dressed as tofu: Pub changes name to suit vegans

REGULAR drinkers at a pub called the Shoulder of Mutton have been left spluttering into their pints after the name was dropped — to attract more vegetarians and vegans.

The city centre pub in York had boasted the name for more than half a century but was recently renamed the Heworth Inn when a new landlady took over.

She has created a new menu with a third of all dishes being veggie or vegan in a bid to breathe new life back into the ailing boozer.

The new-look pub has won glowing reviews on Tripadvisor but many locals have also gone online to slam the name change.

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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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Fury as 19th century pub The Shoulder of Mutton swaps meaty name for more ‘sympathetic’ title The Heworth… in a bid to attract more VEGANS

Regulars at a pub called ‘Shoulder of Mutton’ have been left stunned after the name was dropped – partly to help attract more vegans.

The city centre pub in York had boasted the name for more than half a century but was recently renamed the Heworth Inn when a new landlady took over.

She has created a new menu with a third of all dishes being vegetarian or vegan in a bid to breathe new life back into the pub, and it has won decent TripAdvisor reviews…

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Vegan-friendly pub’s name gets the chop

When choosing a name for your new vegan-friendly restaurant, it’s wise to steer clear of The Rack of Lamb, The Side of Beef or, in the case of one Yorkshire pub, The Shoulder of Mutton.

A pub and hotel in York that has been known as “The Shoulder” for more than 60 years has been renamed the Heworth Inn, partly to attract more vegetarians and vegans to sample its extended range of meat-free options…

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