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The tavern in the town

rusty bucket

wig and pistle

slug and lettuce

smugglers cove

plough and sail

The pipe of port

Anne Boleyn



ps: genuine pubs in my hometown

Edited by Admiral_Of_The_Fleet

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wow.. thanks.. we did not think of that.. 

Will consider implementing once virtual taverns appear in cities. 

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I found some  old pubs in Stockholm around 1700. Only a few of those are left today. 


Zum Franziskaner   -  Named after the german order of St Francis.  The oldest pub in Stockholm, dated from 1421. Shares it's logo with the German Beer brewery with the same name.

Den Gyldene Freden  - The golden peace  1721

Källaren Stralsund - The Stralsund Basement, 1502 was a shelter for homeless that also was allowed to sell alcohol, become Holländska Dyhn in 1659, but nowadays it has it's original name again. Quite unsure when it changed back. 

Förgylda Nyckeln  - The Gilded Key

Amsterdams börs och Constantinopel -  Amsterdams purse and Constantinopel  

Sveriges Vapen  -  Swedens Arms

Holländska Dyhn - Dutch Dyhn ( Dunno exactly what they ment with the last word, it might be mud )

Stjärnan  - Star

Europa - Europa

Riga - Riga
Draken - Dragon
Tre kungar - Tree Kings
Druvan - Grape
Krypin - Cubbyhole?
Pelikan - Pelican
Tre kronor - Tree Crowns


The one with Bold text are still open today.


I even have some names of the places were the sailors / residents would go to find those girls who are not exactly what you would bring home to introduce to you parents :D

I can post them also if you are interested ;)

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Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

Walk the Dog(real pub in the Cambridgeshire market town of Chatteris)

The Priests Hole.

Newcastle Packet(still in use as a Pub in Scarborough N Yorkshire)

The Moorcock(a VERY small pub in the Village of Langdale End on the N Yorks Moors.it had no electrics,all light was Hurricane lamps.Only 2 bevearges available,Cider and Beer,both brewed in the Pub by the old lady that owned it.at around 2100 she used to go to bed and you then were on Honour to pay for what you Drank.It was a favourite haunt for us schoolboys when we went Camping.It was still running in the early 80's but i think it closed when the Landlady passed on)

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The Ship Inn - now called the Harbour café, famous locally for the fact that Burke and Hare used the cellar to store bodies in before shipping them off to Edinburgh. :)

The Temperance  - now called the Mackay's,  when they prohibited alcohol in the late 1800 early 1900s in Wick because of all the drunken seamen in the town, the hotel was called that, and on a wet day the old name stands out on the building.

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Come on you Lobsters and Jarheads.....


Tun Tavern....It doesn't have to be in Philly / USA.  Do the Lobsters-Red Marines have a similar historic birthplace?




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The Sailor's Return

The Dog and Vomit

The Mended Drum

Drake's Drum

The Bishop and the Actress

The Ragnar's Head

The Black Spot

The World's End

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Attempting a few French ones (it's a bit rusty so please feel free to correct, dear francophiles!):

La Mouette Fou (The crazy seagull)

Le Poissson (word play on fish=poisson and poison=poisson)

La Sirène Laide (the ugly mermaid)

La Fantôme de l'épave (the ghost of the sunken ship)

Nice try. Some little corrections though :

- La Mouette folle : great !

- Le "Poissson" isn't a wordplay. It's incomprehensible for french-Speakers. It just sounds like "Poisson" (fish) but with an incorrect spelling (by a drunken man)  :) .

- La Sirène laide : correct but sounds quite odd to me.

- Le fantôme de l'épave : great !

However, thx for your interest in french taverns. You'll always be welcome in them ;)


PS : Example of an historical word play for a french inn : "Au Lion d'or" that sounds both like "The golden Lion" and "In bed, one (has to) sleep(s)". 

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