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Pub Names

What are the 10 most popular pub names in the UK?
wotsfortea

Rover's Return and The Queen Vic are the only two I can think of ?
Late Doors

Are there ten left?

Red Lion must be top or close?
Forest

The Wellington?
Lord Nelson?
Kings Arms?
Late Doors

Round here it would be The Commercial. Maybe The Junction

Shoulder Of Mutton is popular but i think that is a local thing

The Victoria/Albert and all variations i would imagine  are popular given the boom in pub building during their reign ?
wotsfortea

Sheeps will know all these off the top of his head, but unfortunately he's poorly.

Cock and Crown?
fartcatcher

Red Lion No 2 - there are 668 of them *

Kings Arms No 14

Victoria (Queen Vic) No 20

rest nowhere i'm afraid

* this fact is bound to come in useful one day  
wotsfortea

British Oak.
Fox and Hounds.
The Swan.
The Plough.
Britannia.
grunt

The Anchor
The Bull
Smugglers Inn
Wagon and Horses
Railway Inn
Dog and Duck
Wetherspoons
fartcatcher

1. The Crown
2. The Red Lion
3. The Royal Oak
4. The Swan
5. The White Hart
6. The Railway
7. The Plough
8. The White Horse
9. The Bell
10.The New Inn

I can supply exact numbers of each if anyone's interested*


* no I thought not
grunt

fartcatcher wrote:
1. The Crown
2. The Red Lion
3. The Royal Oak
4. The Swan
5. The White Hart
6. The Railway
7. The Plough
8. The White Horse
9. The Bell
10.The New Inn

I can supply exact numbers of each if anyone's interested*


* no I thought not


Exact numbers please.
fartcatcher

grunt wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
1. The Crown
2. The Red Lion
3. The Royal Oak
4. The Swan
5. The White Hart
6. The Railway
7. The Plough
8. The White Horse
9. The Bell
10.The New Inn

I can supply exact numbers of each if anyone's interested*


* no I thought not


Exact numbers please.


The Crown 704
The Red Lion 668
The Royal Oak 541
The Swan 451
The White Hart 431
The Railway 420
The Plough 413
The White Horse 379
The Bell 378
The New Inn 375
Forest

fartcatcher wrote:
grunt wrote:
fartcatcher wrote:
1. The Crown
2. The Red Lion
3. The Royal Oak
4. The Swan
5. The White Hart
6. The Railway
7. The Plough
8. The White Horse
9. The Bell
10.The New Inn

I can supply exact numbers of each if anyone's interested*


* no I thought not


Exact numbers please.


The Crown 704
The Red Lion 668
The Royal Oak 541
The Swan 451
The White Hart 431
The Railway 420
The Plough 413
The White Horse 379
The Bell 378
The New Inn 375


Don't believe him Grunt he's just made these up.
Late Doors

Ok so what about pub names that are unique? one offs?

Pevril Of the Peak in Manchester for one ?
Wills 'o' Nats in Hudders
fartcatcher

There's a pub called The Kremlin near Ludlow and The Sexey Arms - zomewhere in Zummerzet
Plastic Man

Late Doors wrote:
Pevril Of the Peak in Manchester for one ?


Ashthepash and I met for a couple of pints in there.
sheeps

The Singing Chocker, in Cas.

I can expand?
fartcatcher

sheeps wrote:
The Singing Chocker, in Cas.

I can expand?


Please do.

Not literally of course.
sheeps

Well down the pit the machinery that supports the coal face is called a chock.

If you work on the chocks you are a chocker.

The chain that opened this pub had a history of naming them with some local connection. They asked for suggestions and some daft bastard mentioned this old gimmer who worked localy in the mines who worked on the chocks at the coal face and sung right through his shift. I don't recall his name but shall have a Google.

Anyway, hence the singing chocker.
Heyho

Don't forget the Early Bath in Classy Cas
Dalek

[quote="fartcatcher:221947"]1. The Crown
2. The Red Lion
3. The Royal Oak
4. The Swan
5. The White Hart
6. The Railway
7. The Plough
8. The White Horse
9. The Bell
10.The New Inn

I can supply exact numbers of each if anyone's interested*

There's a chap (seems to be some sort of pub name buff Albert jacks who has written a book on the subject) on radio 2 at the moment just said the most popular name is the Red Lion.  

There's only one way to settle this............(for those who saw harry hill)
fartcatcher

http://www.pubs.org.uk/articles/q...st-common-pub-name-in-the-uk.html

it appears we are both right
Dalek

That is something along the lines of a Cameron/Clegg answer!  
Late Doors

Spangled Bull, Kirkheaton. Never heard of another one anywhere

Ace pub spent many an hour there after cricket games. Used to be a whippet racing track near as well. Saw my first pub fight in there. I was about five year old, thought it was Laurel and Hardy pillocking about at first
Dalek

I have been past the Spangled Bull on my travels - near Dewsbury isn't it?

I had a friend who worked as a barmaid in the Bunch of Carrots Hereford. Not heard of another Bunch of Carrots.
Late Doors

Sort of Dalek. Kirkheaton is on the edge of Hudders, which is very very edgy .

Across the divide is that hinterland betwixt Leeds and Huddersfield hitherto refered to as the Heavy Woolen area. Dewsbury is but a cock stride away.
Dalek

Thanks for the local knowledge LD.  However, I am  sure this was very close to Dewsbury.

Do you think there could be two Spangled Bulls?

I was staying somewhere near Ossett, the hotel food was not good the previous evening, so I went to drive to find somewhere else the next night.  It was late January, so cold but not a problem. I got stuck in traffic negotiating loads of roadworks, then it started sleeting.  I know that I went through Dewsbury without finding anywhere.  It was at this point I turned round in the yard in front of the pub to abandon my search and thought the pub name was unusual as I had not seen one anywhere else.
I eventually resorted to a chippy I found near the hotel i had left some time before (and they were good!).

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