A pub, sometimes referred to as a public house, is an establishment that serves alcoholic beverages. This includes draught beer, cider, wine, spirits, tea, coffee and soft drinks.
Food is an important part of the business and is often sold on a separate menu from the drinks. Some pubs are known as “gastro-pubs” and serve meals that are similar to those served in restaurants.
Pubs can be found in almost any town, village or city in Britain. They are a great place to meet people, share stories and have a chat. There are over 45,000 pubs in the UK and you will almost certainly find one that is to your taste.
Some pubs are part of a chain, which means that there are common fittings and promotions. In some cases these pubs will have a particular style, ambience or range of food and drink on offer.
Many pubs also specialise in a particular type of beer, and will have their own local brewery. This is a good way to find some of the best beers in the area and can make a visit to your favourite pub a bit more special.
In most countries alcohol is only allowed to be sold to those over the age of 21. This is called the legal drinking age and is regulated by law.
To ensure that people of all ages are safe and not underage, most countries have an age restriction on alcohol. Usually a photo ID is required to prove your age but you may be asked for an alternative form of identification at the discretion of the bar staff.