A pub is a type of licensed premises that sells alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. It can also be used as a venue for dining and entertainment, depending on the style of operation.
Choosing a good pub is about more than just beer, as a new poll has revealed. According to YouGov, a pub’s cleanliness is a must-have for many. 70% of adults think a poor standard of cleanliness will deter them from visiting it or returning there.
Food is another vital factor for many when it comes to selecting a pub. Over half (56%) of adults said the price of food is a key factor in their choice, while 51% said the range of food was important.
Drink is also a major part of the pub experience, with a large variety of drinks available on tap or in bottles, including beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks. Draught beer is usually the most popular beverage sold in pubs, with a wide selection available.
Music is an important aspect of the pub experience, with many bars featuring live music or DJ sets. Some pubs host pub quizzes or karaoke nights, while some offer sport, such as football and rugby.
The pub culture is a big part of British life. It’s the centre of communities and has become a huge part of British television – the Rovers Return, the Queen Vic and the Woolpack are the main pubs on Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale.