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Pub Changes Name To Support England Team

As the country comes together to support the England team in this Saturday`s quarter finals against France, one Bolton pub will literally be nailing its colours to the mast.

The White Lion hotel in Westhoughton, which is owned by iconic Manchester-based brewery, Joseph Holt, has temporarily changed its name to the Three Lions. A new sign has lifted into place above its regular name, and will remain there throughout the championships.

Mark Norbury, Joseph Holt Pubs Director. said: “We want to give as much support as we can to the team, and thought what better way to do this that changing our name. So many people will be heading to our pub to watch the game and it will be even more special to urge the lads on knowing we`re renamed the White Lion to the Three Lions.

The emblem dates back to Richard I who reigned from 1189 to 1199 . The three lions represented his three positions as Duke of Normandy, Duke of Aquitaine, and King of the English.

The Joseph Holt brewery owns 127 pubs across the North West and each venue will be showing all the World Cup matches.

Adds Paul Longmire: “We`re all behind the team and we really hope the Three Lions sign can stay in place of The White Lion right the way through to the final – and, fingers crossed – World Cup glory. The pub is already a popular historical fixture of the town and we are delighted to show England our support this way. ”

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