Inn, pub or tavern: What’s it called?

An inn needs a name! This generator offers five randomly generated name suggestions for inns, pubs, and taverns. Most suggestions are based off traditional (mostly British) naming conventions.

In addition, you get three genuine names of inns, pubs or taverns from real life (mostly the UK), for inspiration. Some are of mythical origin, some offer specific services. Some are named for historical figures or events, and some are just plain funny. A few are named for the clearly mythical and never-actually-seen, such as the Honest Politician.

This generator provides a randomly generated inn or tavern name, as well as an example of an actual, historical inn somewhere in the real world.

Show me some names!

Your inn might be called:
  • The New Rose
  • The Lazy Wanderer
  • The Royal Oak
  • The Clerk and Duke
  • The Stallion and Weasel

Real life trumps imagination. How about ...
  • the Bricklayer's Arms in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK. Opened by William Huckle, bricklayer by trade, in 1846.
  • the Black Horse or Black Bess, pubs named for Dick Turpin's legendary ride from London to York in 1737.
  • the Spread Eagle, derived from the arms of Germany, indicating that German wines are able within.
To generate another set of names, simply refresh the page.

Does your local inn, pub or tavern have a curious or funny name? Drop a note in the comments for inclusion!



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