Pub Signs for the 21st Century

As any UK readers know, pub signs have been a long tradition in this country. For those of you who have never visited Britain, here are two examples.

With many pubs being bought out by large companies, corporate names have fast become the norm, and our towns and high streets have seen the old signs disappearing fast.

I thought it might be time for some new names for pubs, to better reflect our changing society, and our dependence on electronics in this century. As I have limited artistic skills, I have not attempted to draw them. Instead, I offer only some name suggestions that could be developed into signs by someone with good graphics skills.

And if anyone does that, remember where it originated!

If there was a pub in Beetley, I would like it to be called this.

THE BLOG AND DOG

For those of you hooked on Internet dating apps, how about this name?

THE SWIPE RIGHT

Compulsive mobile phone users might enjoy a drink in this place.

THE OUT OF BATTERY

Twitter users would have this obvious watering hole.

THE RETWEET

Anyone foolish enough to have already bought an all-electric car might like to stop for a beer here.

THE CHARGING POINT

Those phone users still on pay-as-you go options might like to meet up with others at their pub of choice.

THE TOP UP

Six selections for you, to get your minds ticking over.

Please add your own in the comments.

48 thoughts on “Pub Signs for the 21st Century

  1. Very clever. I love the old ones though and resist actual new rubbishy signs that have no charm and just are another form of self-promotion of a big company–yuck. Things I grew up with, like sports stadiums and bridges here in the US, have changed names to mostly pointless business names, but anyone older knows them only by the original names.

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  2. I can’t think of a clever one off the top of my head, but the small ‘pub’ that the comedian Jon Richardson has in his own back garden is called the Dog and Bastard! Not entirely tongue in cheek either, as he is a self-confessed grumpy git πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Jon.

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  3. The same thing has happened here….the small neighborhood bars are gone replaced with corporate….end of times. There use to be a small pub on a major highway, the Dew Drop In…..chuq

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  4. I loved the Charging Point, a very positive name and it rings a bell…
    “Ohh I’m so low on battery today, I feel I’m dead.”
    “No worries darling! Let’s drive to the Charging Point!” πŸ˜€

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    1. They sell cheap and pack them in, Theo. Every one of them looks the same, wherever they are. Like the coffee shops that replaced the old cafes. Thanks for your name! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. Perish the thought! If successful (and it dies turn into a teraflop…. Yeap, computer puns have a strange way of sneaking up on you πŸ™‚ ), why not continue with PetaHops, ExaHops, ZettaHops, YottaHops, the list continues until every village has one πŸ™‚

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