From Dark Roasted Blend:
The Last Drop pub in Edinburgh, Scotland, is where men sentenced to hang were given a final meal while the executioners prepared the gallows just across the road. At the pub, the condemned were offered a glass of whisky - one for the road, a last drop to drink before a long drop into oblivion:
The Quiet Woman in Derbyshire has a sign portraying a headless woman, apparently telling of the grim fate suffered by a landlord’s wife who was too talkative:
The Goat and Compasses, for example, is said to be a corruption of the phrase, “God encompasseth us”!