FORGET pints of lager. It’s time to crack open the champagne in honour of the Flying Bedstead pub in Hucknall — after it was listed among the most famously-named boozers in the country.
The venue on Watnall Road has earned a place in a top 100 list compiled by the ‘Daily Telegraph’ newspaper in association with Famous Grouse whisky.
The initiative celebrates pubs with a unique reason for being famous — whether that’s because a celebrity drinks there or there is an unusual story behind the name.
In the case of the Bedstead, it was nominated for the list by a proud customer. It has been chosen by virtue of being named after a test rig, created by Rolls-Royce at the nearby Hucknall Aerodrome as a forerunner to vertical take-off aircraft.
A supplement published in the ‘Sunday Telegraph’ newspaper stated: “At first sight, this pub’s unusual name might evoke some sort of Harry Potter wizardry.”
To mark the pub’s achievement, tenants Christine and Mark Catton have been presented with a one-off bottle of Famous Grouse emblazoned with the name ‘The Famous Bedstead’ and a plaque that will go on display.