It's been called the Cavalry Arms pub for decades.

But dozy workmen managed to mis-spell it on their diversion signs renaming it the ‘Calvery Arms’, just 50 yards from the Birchencliffe boozer.

Landlord Bob Steer, who has been at “The Cav” in Birchencliffe for over 10 years, laughed at the error by Northern Gas Networks.

He said: “We all found it amusing and our regulars have been having some fun with it.

“They are always digging Halifax Road up but I think this is the first time that they have managed to get our name quite so spectacularly wrong.”

Bob Steer, landlord of The Cavalry Arms, points out the misspelled diversion sign.

Mr Steer, who is better known as ‘Brummie Bob’ and his wife ‘Barb’ from Fartown, celebrated 10 years at the pub in April 2014. He said the pub does have some military associations.

‘Cavalry’ itself means a unit of troops mounted on horseback.

Bob added: “We have met a lot of people over the years. I’ve pulled a pint with Philip Hammond, MP, Secretary of State for Defence, and we’re proud of our attachment with the 15th/19th Kings Royal Hussars.”

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A spokeswoman for Northern Gas Networks said: “We’re aware of the error and it will be rectified as soon as possible.

“Northern Gas Networks recognises the importance of clear communication so thanks for bringing it to our attention and we’ll endeavour to get it right as fast as we can.”