From The Bolton News 23rd September 2009:
"Pub named after old smithy
"PUB names can be bafflingly obscure.
"Mr John Lawson, of Lonsdale Road, Bolton, thought The Bolton News readers might like to see this old picture from the 1930s of the Bobs Smithy Inn in Chorley Old Road.
"It shows the long-since demolished smithy which helped give the pub its name. "