Pub name history & origins

Pub Name History: Thirty Popular Pub Name Origins – Kindle Edition

Amazon – UK   USA   AUS

From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling Red Herrings & White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for My Salad, Shaggy Dogs, They Laughed at Galileo:

The pub was once described by seventeenth-century diarist Samuel Pepys as the ‘heart of England while the church is its soul’. These days I would say he is only half right.

There remain over 56,000 pubs in Great Britain, half of which are filled with youngsters who play loud music on a jukebox that sounds like somebody is hitting his lawnmower with a hammer, while the next-door neighbour shouts at him over the fence.

The other half, however, are the perfect place to while away an afternoon with a pint and fine conversation while quietly contemplating what to do next. Well, that’s what I do.

The pub histories told in this collection are some of my favourite pubs and are extracts from my popular book The Old Dog and Duck (There are many more histories in there.)

So take a seat in your favourite armchair by the fireside and join me on a pub crawl along memory lane and around history corner. We may be some time.


1 – The Blind Beggar
2 – The Bucket of Blood
3 – The Case is Altered
4 – The Crooked Billet
5 – The Eagle and Child
6 – The Elephant and Castle
7 – The Flying Dutchman
8 – The French House
9 – The Garibaldi
10 – The George and Dragon
11 – The Green Man
12 – Harry’s Bar
13 – The Hero of Inkerman
14 – The Horse and Hounds
15 – Jack Straw’s Castle
16 – The John Snow
17 – The Marquis of Granby
18 – Molly Maguires
19 – Molly Malone’s
20 – The Oddfellows Arms
21 – Pickled Parson
22 – The Red Lion
23 – The Royal Oak
24 – The Seven Sisters
25 – The Star and Garter
26 – The Volunteer
27 – JD Wetherspoon
28 – The White Hart
29 – The White Lion
30 – The Widow’s Son

Albert Jack books available for download here

Albert Jack – UK      Albert Jack – US

Generated image
Generated image