Dictionary of Pub Names

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Wordsworth Editions, Sep 1, 2006 - Bars (Drinking establishments) - 448 pages
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For hundreds of years, the public house in its many guises, from urban gin palace to wayside coaching inn, has been a charming and quintessential feature of British life, and hence the names and signs associated with pubs are a constant reminder of our history, cultural heritage, folklore and local identity.The Wordsworth Dictionary of Pub Names is a fascinating compilation containing nearly five thousand absorbing entries and can be dipped into for fun or consulted on a serious level for intriguing and amusing information not readily available elsewhere. The local pub is an institution unique to the British Isles, but since English literature abounds with references to hostelries past and present, real and imagined, and no tourist's itinerary is complete without a visit to one or several on their route, its virtues are celebrated worldwide and readers everywhere will enjoy an affectionate and, perhaps, nostalgic browse through the pages of this entertaining dictionary.
 

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
8
Section 3
9
Section 4
15
Section 5
27
Section 6
69
Section 7
108
Section 8
126
Section 16
242
Section 17
265
Section 18
275
Section 19
289
Section 20
314
Section 21
317
Section 22
338
Section 23
382

Section 9
135
Section 10
155
Section 11
177
Section 12
198
Section 13
202
Section 14
213
Section 15
221
Section 24
409
Section 25
412
Section 26
417
Section 27
441
Section 28
442
Section 29
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