I was surprised and a little sad to read, in today’s Daily Mail that the Cardinal, a pub situated just behind Westminster Cathedral is due to change it’s name to The Windsor Castle. I have happy memories of drinking in the Cardinal with friends and colleagues in the days when it’s walls where decorated with the pictures of prelates. Coincidentally I was in the vicinity of the Cathedral on Tuesday, however I resisted the temptation to pop into the Cardinal for a swift pint and perhaps a bite to eat.
I do hope the Cardinal retains it’s old name and identity.
(Update: I’ve now located and signed the petition to save the Cardinal which can be found here http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/cardinal/).