Posted by spriddler on May 21, 2022, 7:58 pm, in reply to "Re: Why?"
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Indeed so, Den.
The 'Friars Oak' near me was named after a fallen tree seat in the grounds of a medieval monastery, now an 'Executive starter homes' housing development. Six years ago it was renamed 'The Pilgrim Goose' when taken over by one of the big chains About 2 years later it was changed back to the Friar's Oak following pressure from the local community.
From my local paper:
Traditional pubs across Sussex have been given new names by brewers in a bid to draw in different crowds.
The Volunteer pub in Church Street, Brighton, which took its name from a nearby infantry barracks, was renamed the Mash Tun in 1996.
The George Beard in Gloucester Road, Brighton, was originally called The Eagle after a nearby iron foundry.
In Dec 2000 a Bill was put before Parliament that required local planning authority approval to change a pub name and would enable the local community to have its say before the name could be changed.