|Friday 26 Sep 2008: Commonest pub name|
|The commonest name for a pub in the UK is "Red Lion". The name is said to have originated in the 17th century after King James VI of Scotland who, when he became King James I of England and Ireland, ordered that the heraldic red lion of Scotland be displayed on all buildings of importance, including pubs.
P.S. "The Crown" comes as a close second, some even claim it is the commonest.