Beggars Bush: A Perambulation through the Disciplines of History, Geography, Archaeology, Literature, Philology, Natural History, Botany, Biography & Beggary

Beggars Bush Gorton, Manchester 1869

W.C. Hazlitt, English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases (London, 1869, p.82) gives:

Beggar’s bush, Briton’s row:
Fox Fold, Garton Ho.

G. L. Apperson, English Proverbs and Proverbial Phrases: A Historical Dictionary (London, 1929, p.89) gives a variant Fox Row.

This seems to record a colloquial derogatory reference to a Briton’s Row in Gorton, Manchester, which would fit the derogatory use. However, it appears to be an error. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 8th, 2012 | Filed under: Places | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »


Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, Lancashire Beggars Bush 2009

A restaurant at 48 Beech Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 9EG.

A review says that it is names after the owner/head chefs brother’s “little beach cafe” in Ubud, Bali.

Posted: May 12th, 2011 | Filed under: Places | Tags: , , , | No Comments »


Ubud, Bali Beggars Bush 1979

A  former restaurant and pub mentioned on numerous tourist websites. It was founded by an Englishman, Victor Mason, and opened on 5th November 1979 with a run from the premises by the Bali Hash House Harriers, also founded by him in 1977. This site is unique as we can be sure why the name was given, as I was able to ask Victor Mason.
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Posted: March 19th, 2011 | Filed under: Places | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »


St Giles, London Beggars Bush c.1660

A disreputable inn known as The Beggars Bush or The Beggar in the Bush is reputed to have operated until the reign of Charles II during which the name was changed to Hare and Hounds.  Although the old name was replaced it was remembered. The history of this pub seems to have been confused with another in Southwark, south of the Thames. It may be the inn was referred to in the ballad London’s Ordinarie. It was indirectly, through a book, the source of the name of the pub in Ubud, Bali, and (possibly) through that a restaurant in Manchester. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 19th, 2011 | Filed under: Places | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »