Simon Clarke at 'The Burnt Pig' in Ilkeston. Picture: Lizzi Lathrop.

Here are 10 of Derbyshire's strangest pub names - and the stories behind them

Some pub names crop up repeatedly in cities, towns and villages across the country – The Red Lion, The Crown and The Royal Oak to name just three.

By Richard Blackledge
Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 4:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 5:31 pm

But there are also hostelries with titles that invite a little more curiosity.

Derbyshire has a number of pubs with unusual names that hint at their history, local traditions or another interesting meaning.

Here are 10 of the strangest from around the region and the stories behind them.

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