16 quirky British pub names illustrated

Share: The British pub forms the backbone of our society… according to some. Aside from real ale and salty snacks, they have a unique heritage when it comes to their names and signs. Bizarre images are conjured from ‘The Bull and Spectacles’ to ‘The Swan with Two Necks.’ But how did Britain become affiliated with such kooky names? By the 12th century, naming of pubs had become common through the depiction of signs and images. The simple reason came down to the fact that the majority of the population could not read or write. In 1393, King Richard II...

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