In general, you should write your pub review in a neutral tone and use facts to support your opinion. It is not fair to the restaurant or your readers to be swayed by emotions, such as love and hate. People want your advice on what to order, how to avoid the seafood dishes if they don’t like them, or whether it seems like a good place to take a date.
The cardinal rule of pub etiquette is to show respect for the publican and bar staff. They are providing you with a service in exchange for money, and as such deserve your respect. This is why you should never swig your beer from the bottle before the head has had time to settle. This also applies to Guinness – let the bubbles rise to the surface before you start sipping it!
Pubs are often busy on the weekday evenings, especially around 5-6pm. On the weekends, it is common to see families visiting for a family dinner or Sunday roast. They can be very child-friendly, and many have a kids’ menu and play area.
Many pubs serve food, and a few have dedicated restaurant areas. In most cases, you will need to go to the bar to order your meal and drinks, but some places have a separate counter for food orders and menus on the tables or chalked on the blackboards. In these cases, you will need to be seated before heading up to the bar to order.