English Nicknames for Pubs

Everything in the United Kingdom has a nickname and that includes the corner pub. Some of these names are quite interesting because they refer to myths, landmarks and very old habits that go along with the prominent drinking culture in England.   Candlestick in West End Essendon Herfordshire might have gotten its name from an old story where the owner kept a single candle burning […]

Pubs With Odd Names

There are thousands of Pubs in London and many have very odd names. Here is a look at some of the oddest names.  Many are laden with ancient myth and symbolism.   One unusually named pub is called The Only running Footman.  Running footmen refers to the servants in white livery who once ran ahead of horse-carriages to light the way with flaming torches.  These […]