In the UK, pub names are used to identify and differentiate each public house (present day bars). Many public houses are centuries old, and many of their early customers were unable to read, but could recognize pictorial signs. Some modern pub names are intended as a marketing ploy or an attempt to create “brand awareness”, frequently using a comic theme thought to be memorable. This leads to some questionable “creatvity”.
Behold, the “23 Weirdest Pub Names In Britain“
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