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Ye Olde Fighting Cocks and 8 other bloody entertaining British pub names

When we set out to prove why British pubs have American bars beat, the one thing we couldn't get over (besides the feelings of treason) was the amazing spread of UK pub names. Since drinking in an establishment called My Father's Moustache is all we've ever wanted out of life, we decided to dig up some more of the most fantastically named pubs across the pond. Once you've seen them all, sipping beers in a place called Johnny's Bar & Grill will never be enough.

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Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
Unlike some poser pubs that're younger than your computer, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks has absolutely earned its "ye". Though the current building was built in the 11th century, this St. Albans spot dates back to at least 793. Some believe it's even the oldest pub in England.
JD Wetherspoon
The Electrical Wizard
Forget those insufferable Luddite warlocks you might've met -- The Electrical Wizard embraces technology just as heartily as it embraces beer.
My Father's Moustache
My Father's Moustache
Because dads can't get no respect for themselves or their facial hair, this Lincolnshire pub appears to be temporarily closed in the wake of a management change-up. New owners have been promised, though, so provided they have the good sense and decency to retain the name, you should be able to post up in pop's magnificent 'stache again very soon.
Flickr/Terry Dennis
The Hung Drawn and Quartered
Celebrating(?) the gruesome punishment inflicted on tons of traitors in the nearby Tower of London, this pub is a popular destination for tourists and Brits alike. It lives up to its creepy name inside, with morbid paintings and nooses hanging from the ceiling.
Flickr/Gordon Joly
The Elusive Camel
If there's one thing camels are known for, it's clomping around offices on Wednesdays asking which day it is. But if there's another thing they're known for, it's being evasive jerks. Quit trying to wrangle one and spend the night imbibing in this London pub instead.
Geograph/Ian Russell
Hark to Mopsey
The jury's divided on this guy. One account says the original landlord had a nagging wife named Mopsey who shouted so much that customers would hear her yelling and say, "Hark to Mopsey!" Another says Mopsey was the landlord's dog and had such a distinctive bark that the locals would similarly holla at it, "Hark to Mopsey!" Either way, Mopsey sounds very annoying.
Flickr/Ewan Munro
The Pyrotechnists Arms
Though you'd think a pyrotechnist would've lost his arms a long time ago, this London pub can still handle its business. It grabbed its unique name from a local fireworks factory, but most people just call it The Pyro nowadays.
Ayrshire History
Poosie Nansie's
Hopping over to Scotland, this historic inn is not only the stuff of pet-name nightmares, it's also the stuff of totally real nightmares.
Flickr/James Cridland
The Goat & Tricycle
So many questions here. Does the goat actually ride the tricycle, or is more of a decorative antique? Has the trike made him a cool rebel or a weird outsider in the goat community? Where the hell did he even get a tricycle? Guess you'll have to visit Bournemouth to find out.

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