Isle of Wight Nostalgia Site: Whitbread Pub Signs - Bugle Hotel, Newport

Bugle Hotel, Newport History of Whitbread Inn signs - rare card collection


In the dialect of the island, a bugle was a young or wild bull. Once a common sign for inns here, the bugle was the supporter to the arms of the King of the Isle of Wight awarded by Henry VI in 1443. One of the oldest pubs on the island, it was the HQ of the Parliamentary party in 1648.

History of Whitbread Inn signs - rare card collection Card set © Whitbread & Co. Ltd.

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