The Gaping Goose

The Gaping Goose is thought to be the oldest surviving pub in Garforth. Apparantly in the great hall at Garforth Old Hall there was a plaster frieze of some flying cormorants. It is possible that Goose was named after these by someone who mistook the cormorants for Geese [2]!

Date
Unknown
Copyright
Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
The Gaping Goose
Date
5th August 2007
Copyright
Ian Atkinson
The Gaping Goose

This image is a view towards Garforth Bridge with the Goose on the right.

Date
Unknown
Copyright
Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
The Gaping Goose
Date
5th August 2007
Copyright
Ian Atkinson
The Gaping Goose

Here you can see Billy Previll with geese in front of the pub.

Date
Unknown
Copyright
Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
The Gaping Goose

This is a later image of the Goose taken when it sold Melbourne ales, which were brewed in Regent Street in Leeds [3].

The roof of Garforth Old Hall can just be seen in the right of the frame behind the tree, giving a good reference for where it once stood.

Date
1930s
Copyright
Unknown (with original photographer) [1]
The Gaping Goose