Pub Signs – the Original ‘Star Spangled Banners’……
Eagle and Child – Aquila and Antinous
Fountain Inn – Aquarius the Water Bearer
The Bear, The Plough, The Seven Stars – Ursa Major
The Red / Black / White / Golden / Blue Lion – Leo
The White / Black / Golden Swan – Cygnus
The Raven – Corvus
Robin Hood – Sagittarius
Pillars of Hercules
The Greyhound, The Black Dog – Canis Major
The Red / Green Dragon – Draco
The Ram’s Head, The Old Fleece, The Woolpack – Aries
The Goat Inn – Capricorn
Fox and Goose – Vulpecula and Anser
The Dolphin – Delphinus
Bull’s Head – Taurus
The Angel – Virgo
The Unicorn Inn – Monoceros
Hare and Hounds – Canes Venatici, Coma Berenices
The Criterion – Libra
Punch Bowl – Crater
The Bleeding Wolf – Lupus
George and Vulture – Lyra
Ship Tavern – Argo Navis
Flying Horse, Dr Syntax – Pegasus
In the 17th and 18th Century a lot of the pubs were named after
STAR CONSTELLATIONS ?!
Red Lion – Leo
What was the reasoning behind this?The answer may be stranger than you could ever imagine…….
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