Oxford Pub Signs, Summer 2007 Edition

Volume 10, Issue 74; 27 Jul 2007; last modified 08 Oct 2010

Yet even more pub signs.

The very first pub sign that I photographed was The Royal Oak in Oxford. I took that picture in the approaching twilight of dusk and from too far away. I've never been happy about how it came out.

Returning to Oxford was an opportunity to fix that.

And get a whole bunch more, too.

I'm not sure this really counts as a pub sign, but I like the banana behind it (an advertisement for an insurance agency) so I'm keeping it.

I'm sure this isn't a pub, though it pretty clearly used to be. The penguin can stay anyway.

For the record, I did manage to drink a pint in each of The Wheatsheaf, The Turf Tavern, The Lamb & Flag, and The Royal Oak. (But not all on the same day.) Yum!


Fantastic blog. These pub signs are an endangered species and it's great to see them preserved in photos.

Although I've just published a book on pub names, I'd struggle to figure out where the Angel and Greyhound came from

Elaine Saunders Author: A Book About Pub Names Complete Text It’s A Book About….blog

—Posted by Elaine Saunders on 22 Dec 2008 @ 09:53 UTC #