Currently closed - February 2008
Location: On the
left hand side of Friar Gate heading away from the city
centre, opposite Bridge Street.
The name of this late 17th century pub,
pre-dates the former Greyhound Stadium that used
to operate in nearby Vernon Street, from where
many people think it takes its name.
Originally thatched, the pub no longer owns the
former carriage arch and adjacent buildings. It
is one of only two remaining pubs that once
served the animal markets that were held at the end of
Sign: The greyhound was a badge of
Edward IV and, by inheritance the Tudor
Monarchs. It was also the crest of two well
known Derbyshire families, the Blackwalls and
Curiosities: During the period when
cotton spinning was an important cottage
industry, the landlord, Joshua Simmonds, sold
to Derby Pubs
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