I wish I had thought to photograph pub signs while I was traipsing around England — wouldn’t that have made a nice little photo essay? Pub names are so interesting; I saw countless Kings Arms and Red Lions, a few Georges (The George, The George V, The George IV, The George & Dragon, The George & Vulture, etc.), a couple of Alberts (The Prince Albert, Victoria & Albert, Albert Arms, Royal Albert, etc.) a Fleece & Firkin (which sounds a bit scandalous), The Happy Cocks (which sounds very scandalous) and both The King’s and The Queen’s Head.
Anyway, what I’m trying to get to is this: what would I name my pub, if I were to open a pub? Here’s a short list of potential names. Please feel free to contribute!
- The Baby Head*
- The Gnome & Unicorn
- The Knitting Kitten
- The Stomping Stallion
- The Unruly Knockers (because you simply need a vaguely outrageous name)**
- The Vicious Circle**