Sunday, July 26, 2009

Colourful Pub Signs in Colour!

Dark Roasted Blend has a fun gallery of British pub signs- I first took "color" to mean visually, but as I started reading, "quirky" is probably the more important of the two meanings.
This article does not aim to mention every single pub in the UK, or every one with an unusual name, but delves into the history of pub signs, the stories behind them and examines some of the interesting names I discovered in the course of my research.
And some very interesting stories and histories there are. For example, "Ye Olde Trip to Jersualem" was founded in 1189, and claims to be Britain's oldest pub. Some pubs may date back to the Roman Empire, but have been rebuilt. Pretty Amazing.

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