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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1. The Quiet Woman
The Quiet Woman, in the village of Earl Sterndale, is said to be a reference to the tale of Chattering Charteris, a woman from the 12th century who - as an unsympathetic legend has it - had her head cut off by her publican husband for being a 'nag'. The motto on the pub sign reads 'Soft words turnety away wrath'. There are alternative, less gruesome versions of the tale.
2. The Cheshire Cheese
The Cheshire Cheese, in Hope, owes its name to being an overnight stopping point on the old salt carrying route from Cheshire across the Pennines to Yorkshire. Payment for lodging at the inn was actually made in cheese, and the original cheese hooks can still be seen in the lower room.
Photo: Stuart Hastings
3. Corner Cupboard
The Corner Cupboard sits on the corner of High Street West and Arundel Street in Glossop.
4. The Crispin
The Crispin, in Great Longstone, is named after St Crispin, the patron saint of shoemakers. Flemish weavers settled in this area of Derbyshire, establishing a stocking industry which led to trade in shoes.