Pub culture is a key part of the British way of life. It is a place where people meet, socialise and relax. They can enjoy a drink, play games and watch television sports.
The word ‘pub’ (pronounced ‘pee-uh’) comes from the Dutch word ‘pubgeest’, meaning “public house” or “bar.” In English it is a noun or an adjective used to describe a licensed establishment where alcoholic drinks can be consumed on the premises.
A Pub serves alcoholic beverages such as beer, cider, spirits and wine to its customers. It may also serve non-alcoholic drinks or soft drinks.
Most pubs serve a variety of different types of alcoholic beverages including lager, bitter, ale and spirits. When ordering a beer, it is always good to specify whether you want a half or a full pint.
Some pubs have private rooms or areas called snugs. They are often a quieter and more exclusive area within the pub, with frosted glass windows to prevent patrons from seeing what is going on.
They are also an ideal place to relax after a long day. The cosy atmosphere, comfortable furniture and attentive service make them a popular choice with locals.
The pubs are mainly chosen for their proximity to home or work, the presence of friends and acquaintances, their food, social atmosphere, the availability of pub games such as darts or pool and their TV screens that screen sporting events such as rugby, football, tennis, baseball, basketball, volleyball etc.