British pubs and their names

I was in a car, driving from Brighton to Cambridge. Just before leaving, I saw a meme on my phone: an altered photo of a pub named The Queen’s head but the picture of the regent had been swapped for one of Freddy Mercury.

All along the trip, I kept noticing pubs and their names. They fell into a few patterns. And they rely on a typical vocabulary.

The Queen’s head
The free press
The swan and moon
The duck and mallard
The copper kettle
The brass shovel
And so on and so on

A British pub name generator

I wrote a British pub name generator. It is available through opam:

opam install queenshead

And it can generate British pub names:

$ queenshead
The rose and thrones

Read the help for more information.

$ queenshead --help