A comprehensive survey of pub names has revealed the changing face of British pubs. The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) survey has showed how a whole host of new names has burst on the scene, displacing many an old favourite.
Speaking from outside the ‘Development opportunity’ CAMRA spokesman, Ernie Sax, reported: ‘When choosing a boozer to frequent there used to be plenty of traditional Crowns, Red Lions or Royal Oaks to choose from. But in our new survey we found newcomers such as the ‘Pub to Let’ and the ‘Run your own business’ are every bit as popular in towns and villages. Across the country our results show that the most popular names are the ‘Hand Car Wash – £4’ closely followed by the ‘Site for sale–change of use agreed’ with the ‘Lease this pub’ now the most popular pub name in the country’.