Daily photos from Stockport, Cheshire, UK
Now that is a memorable nap!
Verrrry interesting - I wonder what the history is behind the name...
The sort of pub that appeals to me!
I'd love to see a swan with two necks! lolLeslieabcw team
The mock Tudor exterior hides a stunning C20th interior. According to the splendid Etymological Compendium http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=IJwRAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false the word "Necks" derives from the "nicks" carved into swans' beaks to denote ownership. The importance of proving ownership comes from the fact that any swan found without markings belongs to the Royal Family. Two livery companies (ancient trade federations) have the right to own/mark swans, one being the Vintners', hence, apparently the link to the pub trade.
Now that's what I call sticking your necks out. :-)