HistoryPoints News

Jan 26, 2019

One for the road for 'John the Bottle'

We love Welsh nicknames at HistoryPoints, and the latest one you can discover through our QR codes and website is John y Botel ('John the Bottle'). He was a regular at the Plough Inn in Llandegla, Denbighshire, in the ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

mid-20th century - but only between the 6pm and 7pm buses. He always took a bottle of beer with him for the ride home - hence his nickname. For more about the history of the Plough Inn, which reopened last year as The Grousemoor country guesthouse, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the entrance. Or click here. To discover other great Welsh nicknames - including Dic Loco and Johnny Bogus - browse our 'Legends and Customs of Wales' page