Pig and Whistle

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Pig and Whistle is a traditional name for pubs; the name is sometimes thought to refer to "wassail".[1]

The Pig and Whistle in central London, was briefly according to Michael Moor the venue for London CHE Group 2 in 1970. He described it as being near the junction of South Molton Street and Davies Street, near Bond Street underground station,[2] but it is not otherwise recorded.

Another Pig and Whistle, in Belgravia, was a popular gay venue for Saturday lunchtime drinking, also in the early 1970s.[2]

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  1. http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/pig-and-whistle.html Phrase finder: The meaning and origin of the expression: Pig and whistle.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Amiable Warriors, Volume One, page 357.