A pub is a social hub in most communities. It can be a quiet and relaxing place to enjoy a drink, or a lively pub where people party, dance and get rowdy!
Pubs are a great way to meet friends and make new ones. Many people have a favorite pub, a local place where they go when they want to unwind or relax after a long day at work.
The history of pubs in Britain goes back to Roman times. They are called taverns in England and Ireland, and in Scotland they are called inns, because they used to be able to host guests and put them up in their rooms.
Today, pubs have a wide variety of beer, available on tap and in bottles, including traditional beers from the UK and abroad. They also sell cider and wine.
They offer a full menu of alcoholic drinks, sometimes showing big sporting events on large screen TVs. Some pubs also have food, live music and quiz nights.
The drinks themselves can be anything from a cheap beer to a gin and tonic! They also serve soft drinks (non-alcoholic beverages).
There is no set ordering system in a pub, but if you are with a group of people it is normal to order a round of drinks. Each person in the group takes turns to buy drinks for the group, they are then served by a waiter for that round.
The atmosphere in a pub is generally calm, accompanied by some soothing music. It can be a quiet place to sit and read a book or have a meal.