Pub Names – U

Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Somers Road¹ and Havant Road³
Named after the famous anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896).

The Unicorn¹
Unicorn Road and Fratton Road
The unicorn is a popular heraldic symbol and appears on the English royal arms. A pub by the name of the Unicorn stood outside what was once Unicorn Gate (now Main Gate) – one of the principal entrances to Portsmouth dockyard.

The Union
Fratton Road³ Union Street¹ and Broad Street²
HMS Union has been the name given to eight Royal Navy vessels since the late 17th century.

The Union Jack¹
Bonfire Corner
A patriotic name referring, of course, to the flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain – particularly when it is being flown from a ship.

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