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The Bee and Thistle

Down the road there’s a pub called The Pig and Whistle,
But I’d call my pub The Bee and Thistle.

Can you think of a good name for a pub or a cafe? 227 more words

Poems & Extracts

The List

So below are the 101 closest pubs to my house that I’ll be visiting 2015. What stands out is how common some names are whilst others are unique. 414 more words

Set Up

The Bucket of Blood (Phillack, Cornwall)

When drawing a pint could mean something more sinister …

Two hundred and fifty years ago, the number of smugglers in Britain was thought to be around 150,000. 433 more words

Albert Jack

Pub names

Pub names fascinate me, not just because I like pubs, and not just because I like names, but because they tell so much about the history and culture of the place where they are. 125 more words

Pubs... And Pints!

Street Art in Brick Lane

Last month I went on the Alternative London walking tour in Brick Lane, an area of London noted for its graffiti/street art and its curry houses. 463 more words

Touring London

The John Snow (Soho, London)

When it really wasn’t safe to drink the water

There is only one public house by this name, on Broadwick Street in the heart of Soho, and it commemorates a local doctor, one John Snow (1813–58), who managed to save thousands of lives through his quick thinking. 685 more words

Albert Jack

The Red Lion

A war waged through pub names

One of the most popular pub names in Britain, the Red Lion has an interesting history behind it. One theory claims the reason there are so many Red Lions was due to James VI of Scotland becoming James I of England and Ireland, on 24 March 1603 (see also The Britannia). 694 more words

Albert Jack