The word pub, which has come to mean a tavern or bar that serves food, is actually a shortened version of the phrase “public house,” which can be traced back to the Anglo Saxon alehouse and the evolution of the modern tied house system in the 19th century. The tied house system, in contrast to the free house system, mandated that a pub purchase at least some portion of its beer from one specific brewery.
Did you know that there are an estimated 54,000 pubs in the United Kingdom? The most popular name chosen by proprietors of English pubs is “the Red Lion,” with “the Crown” coming in second place. This makes sense considering how much the English love their royal family! In modern parlance, a pub is differentiated from other establishments that serve alcohol due to the emphasis on Continue readingShare This : by