name a faerie pub!

This one especially goes out to all the Brits, who are more familiar than your average American with the verbal genre known as the Pub Name.

There is a tavern of sorts in the Onyx Hall. I need a good name for it. Right now it’s the White Stag because of the folkloric connections, but really, that’s far too clean and ordinary-sounding. (It was going to be the Ash and Thorn, but that’s been co-opted for something else.) So: suggest to me suitable faerie pub names. If I end up picking yours, I’ll send you a signed copy of In Ashes Lie.

0 Responses to “name a faerie pub!”

  1. tybalt_quin

    The Green Man is always a classic.

  2. dungeonwriter

    Dullahan’s Hair

    The Green Knight

    Medusa’s Mirror

    Drink and Drow

    The Fire Bird

    The Golden Gwyglli

    • hobbit_sffworld

      How about:

      The Dew Drop Inn (pun on the phrase ‘Do Drop in’ but sounds rather romantically faerie;

      The Silver Bough would be an obvious one: According to good ol’ Wikipedia, ‘the Silver Bough… allowed a living mortal to enter and withdraw from the Otherworld. According to legend, the Faery Queen sometimes offered the branch to worthy mortals, granting them safe passage and food during their stay.’

      Jack in the Green: a name for Robin Hood; see also the Goodfellow Arms;

      The Rowan and Raven

      Faerie and Firkin

      The Knight Errant

  3. jenstclair

    Well, what about the Red Stag?

  4. renesears

    the Branch and Tree

    the Black Stone

    the Mourning Dove

    the Green Sward

  5. gollumgollum

    I can probably get you a dozen readers if you name it the Yellow Griffin.

  6. janni

    The Winter Oak

  7. clodfobble

    The Tithe-pig’s Tail

  8. kathleenfoucart

    The Blue Hag

    Spriggans & Sprites

  9. anghara

    Puck’s Place

    The Black Cauldron

    Crossroads Inn

  10. kernezelda

    Argent Hart

    Horn and Heath

    Hart & Hound

  11. aswego

    Onyx… the Black Grout. 😉

  12. intertext

    The Old Straight Track

    The Hollow Hills

    The Oak and Ash

  13. attackfish

    The Dancing Toadstool, (fairy rings and all)

    The Apple and the Fortress (Emain Ablach from which Avalon springs, meaning Fortress of Apples)

    The Will-o’-the-wisp

    The Blazing Salamander

    The Raths and Pass (Raths being fairy forts, the pass being the fairy path that’s supposed to go between_

    The Coffin Candle

  14. malsperanza

    I think the best pub names are a little weird, with references no one can quite grasp, or a lost story in them (like The Case Is Altered or the Elephant and Castle). So here are a few of that sort:

    The Plough and Stars (i.e., the Milky Way)
    Mariner’s End
    The Hart at Bay
    The Winter Wind
    The Trick of It
    The Blue Imp

    The other great naming tradition is an odd pair, like the Pig and Whistle or Eagle and Child–or best of all, the Frog and Peach. In that style:

    The Knife and Thistle
    The Star and Sickle
    The Cob and Snail

  15. mudiooch

    I’ve always been fond of Butternuts as a pub name.

  16. pathseeker42

    The Mitre was our official embassy/pub when I was in Cambridge, but that would probably fair poorly in the faerie world.

    There was also the Sussex off of Trafalger Square.

  17. lostlittlesoul

    The Rose and Ivy
    Berry and Branch
    The Syckle Wynd

  18. houseboatonstyx

    The Green Mermaid? The Nixie and Drowned Man?

  19. leatherdykeuk

    The Moon over the Mound

  20. toft_froggy

    The Carrot and Codpiece (Tuesdays are lesbian faerie nights).

    The Goat and Turnip

  21. doriscrockford2

    There’s a chain of pubs here called the Slug and Lettuce, so along those lines for faeries, what about:

    The Human and Tea (Humanity)

    some others:

    The Poppy and Pixie
    The Gorgon’s Head
    The Dandelion Inn
    The Unicorn and Starlight (for the “Comet Book”, hee)
    The Phoenix and Fury
    The Starfish Arms

  22. stakebait

    The Clurichaun’s Chalice

    The Cu Sìth and the Coney

  23. novalis

    Crow and Alder?

    The Burdock?

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