The dictionary of pub names wordsworth reference book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers. For hundreds of years the public house in its many guises from urban gin palace to wayside coaching inn has been a charming and quintessential feature of british life and hence the names and signs associated with pubs are a constant reminder of our history cultural heritage folklore and local identitythe wordsworth dictionary of pub names is a fascinating compilation containing nearly . Originally published in 1987 as a dictionary of pub names by routledge kegan paul ltd london description xii 305 pages 20 cm series title wordsworth reference other titles dictionary of pub names responsibility leslie dunkling gordon wright. The dog and duck is not an uncommon pub name in englandi have read in the dictionary of pub names wordsworth reference series that the pub name sometimes originated from the sport of duck hunting this was favoured by charles 2nd and remained popular until the early 19th century
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