For many people, the pub is one of the most important parts of their local community. It is where people come to celebrate or commiserate, to meet friends and to encounter the warmth of strangers. It is perhaps the only truly classless venue, where nobody sneers at anybody else and where everybody is welcome.
Pubs are often located in residential areas and serve a mix of local residents, students and young professionals. They can be found all over the world and serve a variety of different drinks, including beer, wine and spirits. Some pubs also serve food.
Historically, pubs have leaned towards homemade slow-cooked foods like stews and savory pies and have been distinguished from bars which tended to focus on more snacky fried finger foods and appetizers. However, today there is a lot of crossover between pubs and bars.
To open a pub, you will need to obtain a licence to sell alcohol and food. This can be a lengthy process, so it is best to research your area and find out if there are other pubs already in operation that you might want to model your new business on.
In Britain, a pub typically serves common stables such as fish and chips, bangers and mash, and chicken pot pie. These comforting dishes are quick to make and can be enjoyed by all ages. You can even rustle up some incredibly simple potato skins, which are loaded with melty cheese, bacon and green onions.