Unters have said that the pubs called The Duke of York should not change their names, while the Queen has stripped Andrew of his honorary military roles.
Pub-goers argued that while Andrew holds the dukedom, some pubs have held the title longer than the second oldest son of the Queen.
Meanwhile, some of the landowners of the pub called The Duke of York distanced themselves from the current holder of the title in the wake of sexual abuse allegations against the royal.
Andrew has denied all the allegations against him.
A gastropub told the PA news agency it would decide next week whether to change its name, while one of the nation’s biggest pub chains insisted that its Duke of York pub had nothing to do with Andrew.
Poppy Bowser, 29, a music promoter, was drinking with her friend Kristen Maleki, 32, at The Duke of York pub in Southwark, south London, on Friday.
Ms Bowsher told PA: “I don’t think it is 100% necessary for a pub to change its name. The pub has been around for a long time and it is not Prince Andrew’s name.
“I think if the pubs change their name it will be a big statement about the allegations, but in terms of business, I run a business, and I think in terms of marketing it can be difficult.
“We didn’t know its name when we got here – it wouldn’t stop me from going to the pub because it doesn’t belong to the pub.”
At The Duke of York pub in Victoria, central London, Lawrence Oakleyford, 25, a delivery driver, said she also believes establishments should not change their names.
“It’s just a headline. Obviously what you’ve been accused of isn’t good, but you can’t really erase history,” he said. “I guess you don’t have to glorify him as a person Should do, but it’s okay to have a name.”
His girlfriend, 25-year-old Evie Hinks, a funeral assistant, said: “I can see why they’d want to, I think it would be a real shame for them to change their name. More than anything, I think he should lose his title. All these great pubs and venues, it shouldn’t be up to him because it’s not his fault.”
Asked if she herself would stop going to the pub called The Duke of York, she said: “Yeah, I’ll make a thoughtful decision about whether I’ll go to The Duke of York.”
Harsh Pal, a 32-year-old medical student who was also drinking in the pub, said: “I don’t think the pub needs to change its name as the pub itself is an institution, whereas it is just a person who is involved in an alleged incident. is connected to.
“I’ve been at this pub for the past decade — I don’t think you can associate a place or a place with a person.”
George Cork, general manager of The Duke of York pub in Southwark, said he would not change the name of his pub.
“There are no plans to change the name,” he told PA. “The Duke of York has long been called The Duke of York – a title from the 1300s and about the original Duke of York.
“Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that is not affiliated with us in any way. The pub has been around for a long time and there are 52 pubs around the UK that probably feel the same way.
“If customers aren’t coming to my pub because of the current charges, I’m not sure I want them as a guest,” he said.
In Marylebone, west London, the manager of The Duke of York Gastropub said there would be a meeting on Monday next week to discuss a possible name change.
The manager, who wished to remain anonymous, told PA: “We won’t make a decision until next week at a meeting between the owners.”
“It’s a business change of name with the bank and on the credit card machines, so it’s not only straightforward, but there’s no decision on it at the moment.”
Green King, owner of the Duke of York pub in Hanover Square in Westminster, said the pub was not named after the current Duke of York and was named from the 19th century.
The Duke of York pub in Fitzrovia in central London has an image of Andrew and has not removed his association with the Duke.
The pub did not want to comment on Friday about whether it would change its name or branding.