Why “The Millipede”? When Simon was a
youngster he would often find himself on
long car journeys with his older brother and
their dad. To keep them occupied, they used
to play a game called “Legs”. This involved
spotting pubs on your own side of the car and
counting the number of legs indicated by
the name. So, for instance, “The King’s Arms”
would score two, as Kings usually have two
legs. “The Coach and Horses” would score
ten, assuming two horses and a coachman.
If you were lucky enough to spot “The Cricketers”
on your side, you would score a massive
twenty two! Simon longed for the day when
he would spot a pub called “The Millipede”,
giving him an unbeatable score of one thousand.
He always said that if he ever opened a pub,
he would call it “The Millipede, so here it is!